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Chief Information Officer (CIO) job at DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Information Director

Durham University is a world-class center of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of exceptional and committed people, in a unique and historic setting. We are one of the best universities in the world and provide a distinctive environment for our 19,000 students and 4,300 employees. Our staff, students, colleges, departments and estate combine to make this a wonderful place to study, work and live.

In the decade we celebrate our 200th anniversary, we recognize our history but have a clear perspective on our digital future. As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering excellence, we have exciting plans to improve the size, shape and mission of the University. Supporting the digitized environment and ambitions of the University with a forward-thinking and cohesive approach, the technological heritage provided by our IT and Information Services department, led by our CIO, is a key enabler in ensuring we achieve our goals.

With a £53m IT commitment, the appointment of our new IT Director comes at an exciting and crucial time for IT provision at the University. The University is keen to explore applications from all sectors, with the successful candidate able to demonstrate that they can build credibility and trust across the University and beyond through a collaborative approach, bringing technical and business expertise, as well as a forward-looking approach. perspective on technology, systems and infrastructure.

Regardless of industry experience, this high-level leadership role requires a passion for achieving the University’s mission and a sophisticated communication style, which appreciates the needs of academic freedom within a collegial structure, balanced with the recognition of the demands of the modern cyber and data world. Security.

Durham University is working in partnership with Anderson Quigley to recruit for this position. Applications submitted through this portal will not be considered.

How to register

For more details on this exciting leadership role and to apply, please visit

Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2022 at noon.

At Durham University, our aim is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and believe that our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work. We welcome and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in our workforce, including persons with disabilities, women, and Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities.

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