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The University of Kent is looking for a Student Systems Development (SSD) Manager.

Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

Job Details

Student Systems Development Manager





Job Type


Contract Type

Open Ended

Salary Type

Per Annum

Salary ()

37756 - 45053


The Role

The Student Systems Development (SSD) Manager plays a key role in delivering IT services to students and staff of the University. This role has responsibility for leading and motivating a team of talented IT specialists who run the student administration systems and for managing a portfolio of IT projects in this area.

This role offers you a chance to manage a great team, oversee the design and specification of complex systems, manage important projects and foster collaboration between IT teams and staff at all levels throughout the University. Your key challenge will be to ensure the smooth running of the current legacy student systems while helping to manage the transition to a commercial system, Tribal SITS, over the coming years.

You will be working in a supportive and enthusiastic collaborative environment where it is important to deliver the best business value possible across a range of projects.


The Person

You are a proven team leader with experience of delivering essential IT services. You empower your staff to get the most out of systems, improve efficiency and get the best business value for new development projects.

You will be an excellent communicator who has experience delivering successful IT projects and is able to inspire and motivate your team.

The successful candidate will most likely have a degree or equivalent in a relevant field and have at several years of management experience in progressively responsible roles. You should be familiar with ITIL processes and Prince2 project management principles.

The University of Kent is a welcoming and diverse environment. We have recently initiated a ‘Women in IT’ campaign and particularly welcome female applicants to this post.

The Team
This role sits within the Student Systems Development team within the IT Development section of Information Services. This is a chance to make an impact in the way this team develops within the larger organization.

Website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/is/who/?tab=it-development

Further Information: http://www11.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_kent01.asp?newms=jj&id=38079&newlang=1

Closing date for applications: 18 Nov 2013

Interviews are to be held: w/c 02 Dec 2013

How to apply - for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.


If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Gemma Ray on g.ray@kent.ac.uk. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

The Package

This post is offered at 37,756- 45,053 and comes with a generous package of benefits including 43 days of annual leave, a contributory pension, flexible working and a great working environment.

Many thanks,



Bonnie Ferguson

Web Development Manager

Information Services

Cornwallis Octagon, room SE07

University of Kent

Canterbury, Kent