Job: Head of IT and AV

Please note: This vacancy is open to internal applicants only.

Grade 9: £48,114–£55,750 with a discretionary range to £60,905 per annum

Do you want to work in a vibrant, challenging and rewarding environment where you will be encouraged to craft solutions working with a team that is fully embedded within the Blavatnik School? This role will give you the opportunity to have real impact and to drive significant growth and innovation. You will lead in developing potential areas of growth, such as online learning, and in the design and delivery of an IT strategy that builds these essential capabilities within the School.

The Blavatnik School of Government wishes to appoint a Head of IT and AV to provide leadership of the School's IT and AV operations. The School is committed to an ambitious set of education, research and engagement programmes which depend upon high-quality IT/AV infrastructure, development and services. This is an exciting time to join the School as it deepens its commitment to online learning, prepares for a refresh of the School's IT/AV infrastructure and expands the reach of its teaching, research and engagement globally.

The successful candidate will manage a dedicated team of four full-time staff. S/he will lead strategic thinking about IT/AV investments and delivery and the future provision of services, combining strong technical experience with a highly attuned customer orientation. S/he will hold the budget for IT and AV, will analyse IT/AV expenditure and contracting and contribute to the budget planning for software, hardware and contracted services to ensure best value and operational efficiency. The postholder will be a member of the School's Senior Administrative Team, working closely with faculty and the leaders of other key operational areas.

You will have: a degree-level education (or equivalent) and the intellectual ability and analytical skills to think and act strategically and to deal with complex problems;significant experience defining and managing IT service delivery and/or advisory role; extensive experience of managing IT and/or AV systems and projects within a service-oriented environment, ensuring resilience, reliability and performance of services; experience of managing infrastructure and/or software development and/or software procurement projects; and proven success in defining, communicating and executing IT/AV strategy that aligns with the strategic priorities of the School.

For further details of the post, please refer to the full job description.

Application for this position should be made through the University’s Internal Jobs Board, which can be accessed from within Employee Self-Service in HR Self-Service.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 on Monday 17 August 2020. Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 August 2020 via MS Teams.