Head of IT and Business Services (joint post across St Catharine’s and Corpus Christi Colleges)

University of Cambridge


In an exciting new joint initiative, Corpus Christi College and St Catharine’s College are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual as their first Head of IT and Business Services.

This new post offers the opportunity to shape, develop and direct investment in transforming IT and business services across the two colleges. The role will be pivotal in delivering our shared objective to enhance digital transformation, and increase IT resilience and security across our operations to enhance the Colleges’ business processes.

You will be able to demonstrate a clear vision of how digital services and state of the art IT can support each of our college’s digital transformation, including identifying opportunities for sharing resources and best practice.

You will have experience of leading IT and digital change projects and take a user centric approach to service design and delivery. You will be an experienced leader and influencer able to work cohesively across all departments within our colleges and relish the challenge of delivering innovative IT services for a diverse range of needs in a complex and engaging environment.

Key responsibilities include:

IT Strategy and Planning: developing and leading the strategic direction and oversight of both college’s IT departments.

Project and Change Management: leading on projects to developing the provision of technology and infrastructure to support and enhance the full range of college activities within a combined annual IT budget of £0.8m.

Business Continuity Planning: developing risk management frameworks to strengthen resilience to systems failure or cybersecurity attack for both colleges.

Collaboration and Culture: proactively build a network of internal and external stakeholders, communicate with and influence senior decision takers across each college, including advising appropriate committees on future IT needs and required resources. Work collaboratively with the University Information Service (UIS), the University’s central IT Service.

Line Management: line manager of IT Managers for both colleges and overall responsibility for the teams. This will involve mentoring and setting objectives along with the creation of performance management targets and 1:1s.

If you can demonstrate these abilities through your experiences to date and your approach to delivering change, we would welcome your application.

Please see the candidate pack for further details on the position including terms and conditions and the ‘Join our Team ‘ page for information on our staff benefits. 

Application process:

Please complete an application form and send it along with a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role, along with the equality monitoring form and send them to: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: noon on Tuesday 11 April 2023.

It is expected that we will look to hold informal conversations before in-person panel interviews are held.

View or Apply
To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where (vacanciesin.eu) you saw this job posting.

Job Location