Head of Research IT

University of Manchester
Competitive to attract the best, plus USS pension
03 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Head of IT- Research IT The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint an outstanding research and development IT leader, to shape and deliver the provision of IT Services to its world-class research community. The Head of Research IT will take a hands-on role in ensuring the delivery of pragmatic, efficient IT services to its diverse research community. The University of Manchester has a rich heritage and an exciting agenda for the future. Many major advances began here, including the birth of the computer and the discovery of Graphene. This role offers the opportunity to deliver the efficient technology landscape which could underpin the next breakthrough. The quality, breadth and volume of research activity at Manchester is well known, yet the University has an aim to make its research more impactful. To deliver this aim the Research IT team will need to deliver high-quality, fast-paced technology services to the research community. The Research IT team needs an exceptional IT leader with the ability to support researchers in driving value from R&D activity to lead it forward. The Role: Operate as a senior leader within the University but act as trusted partner to the research community in particular, foster positive relationships with key research stakeholders. Demonstrate the ‘art of the possible’ shape the future and manage demand for Research IT. Mould a high-performing Research IT offering, make it easy to engage with and capable of delivering a demonstrable uptick in research efficiency and competitive advantage allowing Manchester to compete with its peers on the world stage. Provide leadership to the Research IT team promoting the sharing of knowledge across the wider IT teams. Drive clarity, focus and efficiency of process and act as a beacon of good practice based on contemporary industry research IT provision. The Candidate: With significant exposure to research and development (R&D) intensive organisations, you will have the ability to understand their needs and shape high performing, efficient technology operations to support them. Possessing high EQ and outstanding communication skills you will have the ability to build relationships with a wide range of senior research stakeholders, across the university and with industry partners. As an excellent people leader, you will form cohesive teams, whilst challenging and inspiring your teams to adopt a new ways of working. To hear more about this exciting opportunity, apply now by following the link www.berwickpartners.co.uk/59852. Or for a confidential discussion, contact Alex Richardson at our retained search consultants Berwick Partners at or on 0161 498 3409 Closing date for applications: 30 October 2016 The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies. General enquiries: Email: Tel: 0161 275 4499 Technical support: Email: Tel: 01565 818 234 This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date. Please can you select Totaljobs on the reference on the application form when you are redirected to the sites. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66777107

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