Chief Information Officer (CIO)

South Kensington, London
Competitive salary plus USS Pension
02 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type

Imperial College London 

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Competitive salary plus USS Pension                                       

South Kensington, London, South East England

This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative IT leader who is focused on delivering results and outstanding customer service. Your role is to lead the team that will develop and deliver the ambitious IT and data strategy, architecture and infrastructure that Imperial needs to underpin its world leading research and teaching. Reporting to the Chief Finance and Operations officer, the CIO will have the full mandate and budget to deliver a robust IT architectural roadmap and clear technology strategy. 

Imperial is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine (ranked #9 in the QS World University Rankings 2019). Imperial is home to approximately 8,000 staff, over 17,000 students and every year we award over 6,700 degrees. With its main base in South Kensington, further campuses across London including a major new development in White City and staff based in major London Hospitals, the College has a profound impact on the world.

The Role:

  • Operate as the strategic leader for all aspects of information technology ‘run’ and change’, providing strong functional leadership and harmonising the teams whilst driving clarity of responsibility and process
  • Create an aligned IT strategy and architectural roadmap to deliver a rapid enhancement in IT systems performance and the quality of the IT ‘customer-experience’
  • Inspire a user-centric culture, creating an IT team that is both easy to engage with and that has a reputation for consistent, reliable and outstanding delivery     

The Candidate:

  • A solution-focused leader with a demonstrable depth of high-level IT architecture knowledge, able to understand the needs of a diverse organisation and to create an exemplary IT service.
  • An impactful leader; politically attuned with the both the gravitas and attitude to proactively build relationships with a wide-range of challenging senior stakeholders. 
  • An outstanding and enthusing communicator with proven ability to inspire large-scale IT teams.  You will have a demonstrable track record of building high-performing teams, driving clarity of role and responsibilities and of adopting contemporary IT disciplines.

For further information and details on how to apply for this outstanding role, please visit

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Odgers Berndtson.

Alex Richardson
Principal Consultant – IT Leadership Practice

0161 498 3409

Closing date for applications: 29th September 2019

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