Requisition ID : 6501 Location :
Contract Type : Open Ended Working Pattern : Full Time Posted Date : 12-Jul-2021
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England.
Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
Salary : £41,526.00 - £55,750.00
Closing Date : 27 July 2021
Over the last 18 months, we have reimagined the way we deliver our University IT Services, forming a world-class IT department responsive to the needs of our global community.
We’re growing significantly and we’ve created new opportunities and made changes to how we work. Our people have been at the centre of this change, with a particular focus on development and opportunities to learn new skills.
The University is an exciting and dynamic place to work, dedicated to learning and research. You will be based on campus in the centre of Newcastle and have access to fantastic resources on-site and the opportunity to attend relevant conferences and training courses.
discounted travel for the Metro and local bus services; and discounts for national retailers.
A number of exciting opportunities have arisen to join the University’s newly formed Architecture team, which is part of the IT Service and is collectively responsible for building a holistic view and roadmap for the University’s enterprise systems and processes, which will enable technology to meet the University’s strategic objectives.
This role is specifically responsible for the application of a structured approach to curating and influencing the development of the University’s business capabilities, by ensuring that technology investments enhance business capabilities, in support of the University’s strategic objectives.
You will build a holistic view and roadmap that will enable an individual IT architecture domain meet the University’s strategic objectives.
Informal enquiries may be made to Jonathan Taylor, Chief Technology Officer, at
This will include generation of functional and technology roadmaps that meet the strategic requirements of the University to secure commitment to future operating models.
Assist in the transitioning of new technologies into mainstream service delivery by building competencies and developing processes.
This will include leading solution architecture activities for the individual architecture domain where appropriate, in collaboration with technical subject matter experts.
This will be achieved through collaborative working with senior stakeholders, process owners and Newcastle University IT Service (NUIT) teams, e.
g. identifying ways to simplify processes and improve user experience by rationalising and harmonising technology used.
Will encourage a proactive, risk-tolerant attitude to innovation and drives continuous improvement.
This will include supporting the development of a Service Oriented Architecture enabling scale-up and scale-out, maximising utilisation and re-use.
Harnesses opportunities to exchange knowledge and experience through passion and resourcefulness.
The Person (Essential)
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
g. TOGAF; Zachman), Cyber and information security standards, Project and programme management (e.g. PRINCE2; MSP), Service management practices (e.
g. ITIL), Development methodologies (e.g. Waterfall; Agile; DevOps)
Able to rapidly gather relevant information, structure hypotheses, perform cost-benefit analysis (e.g. return on investment) and synthesise solution recommendations (both to promote and discount options)
Attributes and Behaviour
Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.
We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status / civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.
The University holds a silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.
The University also holds the award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the initiative supporting researchers in Europe.
Requisition ID : 6501