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Interim Head of Projects and Programmes - Information Systems
Location:  Scotland, Edinburgh     Salary:   Up to £57000 per annum

One of the largest professional services in the university, the department of information services is responsible for the provision of technology, systems and library services.

Information services underpin all aspects of University operations and provide key enablers to deliver the ambitious University strategies for Learning & Teaching, Research & Innovation and Internationalisation.

To do this, IS must observe sector and technology trends, listen to its users' needs, develop core, interoperable capabilities, designed in such a way that they can be re-used in multiple contexts, and ensure that these are expertly delivered based on business priority and at best value for money.

The IS Leadership Team has been reshaped to deliver a high-quality service, strengthening capability and capacity to provide a platform for the future. This will leverage the investment of previous years in a robust infrastructure estate which is secure, compliant and cost-effective and enable the University to harness the power of its information assets.

The IS Leadership Team will foster a culture of openness, collaboration & support which has been identified as the single most important factor for staff satisfaction in IS. This is a senior role in the IS Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Director.

The Head of Projects & Programmes will lead a high functioning team responsible for the successful delivery of all IS projects.

They will also lead the development and continuous improvement of the project management service, including policy, processes and procedures relating to the project delivery methodology, ensuring that the University adopts best practice from the sector and wider industry.

Essential Experience:

  • Proven track record of delivering large scale IS projects to conclusion, including initiation, business case, implementation, business change and benefits realisation and tracking, all in accordance with a repeatable delivery methodology.
  • Experience of leading a team of IS professionals to deliver projects which have a material impact on the profitability or risk profile of the parent organisation or its clients.
  • Experience of positively influencing decision-making and issue management at senior leadership level of the organisation or its clients. Lead step change improvement in a service or substantial process area.

This is an urgent role and CVs are invited ASAP.

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