Head of Solution Design

University of Nottingham

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Digital & Technology Services – Solution Design
Location:  Kings Meadow Campus

£56,048 to £68,871
per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 22 June 2023
Reference:  DTS194823

Apply to work as part of our Digital & Technology Services Team at a time of unprecedented innovation and change 

Digital & Technology Services (DTS) have embarked upon an exciting period of transformation and have engaged a Digital Partner to support the delivery of an ambitious digital modernisation programme across the global university. This transformation will require a fundamental shift in our ways of working and we are pleased to share an exciting opportunity within the DTS team for a passionate and energised Head of Solution Design.

In this role you will lead an established team, but also bring with you knowledge, expertise and appetite to drive forward maturity and capability within the function. This is a strategic role, establishing roadmaps and future direction whilst also leading/inspiring teams of Solution Designers, Solution Architects, Systems Analysts and Product Analysts. As an expert function, your team will work across UoN to analyse requirements and create high level detailed solution designs and design blueprints for projects, products and service that contribute to achieving overarching university strategy and vison. 

It is expected that the successful candidate will be passionate about Solution Design and Solution Architecture and be an experienced IT leader with a track record of managing high performing teams and achieving successful change in fast paced, enterprise digital environments. You will also have experience designing and implementing bespoke solutions, establishing standard processes and ways of working, operating in an agile delivery environment, with experience of cloud-based technologies, as well as managing internal stakeholders and external suppliers/partners. 

At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you all the support you need to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme. 

This position is offered on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nick Stocks, [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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