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Head of Web and Mobile Applications

Enterprise Applications

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £43,660 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Sunday 27 June 2021
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  0521-145

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Head of Web and Mobile Applications within the IT Services Department.

The IT Services Department is committed to the continual improvement of the technologies and services which underpin just about every aspect of College life. We are committed to ensuring that technology is working hard to support innovative and agenda-setting research, to deliver unparalleled learning experiences to students and support seamless and efficient College operations. To do this effectively IT Services is seeking committed and engaging staff that can work in partnership with the academic and professional departments to understand their needs and deliver technology solutions.  This is an exciting time at Royal Holloway as we begin the delivery of a 3-year strategic digital programme in response to the global impact of COVID-19.

Working within the IT Enterprise Applications team, the post Head of Web and Mobile Applications is responsible for defining and executing the Web and Mobile application portfolio as well as providing software development and support services to meet the demands of the business. In addition, the post is responsible for the set of middleware and integration services fundamental to the operation of services at the College.

The Head will also develop the portfolio strategy and assess the capability of current systems and emerging technology. The Head will be responsible for developing and leading a skilled web and development team, support them as their line manager in their day to day operational work and throughout their career development. In addition, the Head will work with key external partners on a range of applications, web technologies, integrations and middleware platforms. The Head will ensure that the resources available to them are effectively managed and planned, providing technical leadership to support business as usual activities and projects.  

The successful candidate will have experience in web design and development technologies and will have a proven track record in providing support and advice to the business and leading a team delivering using agile methodologies.  The College has recently invested heavily in the Microsft365 range of services and has started to use that to introduce stronger collaboration and productivity to the workplace, the role holder will be required to lead further developments in this and future evergreen toolsets.

They will have a clear understanding of the HE environment and will have the vision for how services will drive positive student experiences, foster greater collaboration and better support learning, teaching and research at Royal Holloway.  The successful candidate will have strong leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

The post comes with a competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.  The post is based in Egham where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr. Nigel Rata at nigel.rata@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0521-145

Closing Date:  Midnight 27 June 2021

Interview Date: Week Commencing 5 July 2021

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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