Chief Digital and Information Officer

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Ulster University


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Role Managed by:

Michelle Scanlon


t: +353 1905 3706

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 16/10/2017

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Ulster is a university in the top 3% globally, with a £200m turnover that has a central role to play in Northern Ireland’s future.  The University is embarking on a new ambitious strategic plan, known as the five and fifty strategic plan, for the next five years with a strategic vision that will take us to our fiftieth anniversary in 2034. The plan is focused on delivering a university that is sustainable and innovative with a strong international reputation.

The University wishes to appoint outstanding leaders to three new Directorships. These positions, which form part of a refreshed and streamlined leadership team, offer exciting opportunities for energetic and dynamic individuals who will help shape the future direction and success of the University. The following positions are available:

• Chief Digital and Information Officer

• Director of Campus Life

• Director of People and Culture

With the ambition detailed in the Five & Fifty strategic plan, it is critical to have specialist strategic leadership capacity for our professional services teams. The appointee will join a dynamic team of professional services Directors in the Chief Operating Officer’s Leadership Team (COOLT). Collectively, under the leadership of the Chief Operating Officer, the COOLT will ensure that the professional services have the leadership expertise to be ‘best in class’.

The three Directors will support the Chief Operating Officer in delivering ‘best in class’ professional services, co-creating solutions with academic colleagues and students and exemplars of partnership working.  These positions are both challenging and rewarding, with a broad range of responsibilities. The responsibilities fall into three broad areas: to champion, develop and oversee strategies relating to the particular portfolio; to provide leadership to the professional services staff in the portfolio; and to contribute on a corporate basis to strategic matters affecting the University’s business performance  and sustainability.

The successful applicants will have a determined and resilient approach to leadership, encouraging ideas, initiative and innovation in others whilst establishing a cost-effective and high-performance culture based on continuous improvement. They must be able to build strong stakeholder relationships and play a key strategic role in enabling the University to fulfil its potential.

The University offers an attractive reward package including a competitive starting salary, access to an attractive pension scheme and financial assistance with relocation expenses where appropriate.

The posts can be based at any of the University’s four campuses.

As there will be a separate recruitment exercise for each position, applicants interested in more than one position should apply separately for each position.

The University is being assisted in this recruitment exercise by Perrett Laver. For further information about the roles or an initial conversation with Perrett Laver please visit

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is noon BST on 16th October 2017.

Applications should consist of a covering letter and full CV detailing qualifications, full employment history, relevant achievements, latest remuneration and full contact details. Where candidates have particular requirements if invited to interview, this should be stated in a covering letter.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities.

Appointments will be made on merit.


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