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The Information Services (IS) at the University of Kent is looking for a talented Learning and Research Development Manager.       

Closing date for applications: 15 Jun 2014

Interviews are to be held: W/C 23 Jun 2014


The Role

The Interim Learning and Research System Development (L&RD) Manager plays a key role in delivering university’s central learning and research IT Systems. This role has responsibility for leading and motivating the team who run the university’s VLE, ePortfolio system, Library catalogue, Resource Discovery system and Academic repository. They are also responsible for managing a portfolio of IT systems projects.


In this role, you will be working in a supportive and collaborative environment where it is important to deliver the best business value possible across a range of projects. You will promote excellence both in the team culture and service delivery.


The Person

You are a supportive team worker, ready to manage a team of talented IT specialists. You empower your staff to get the most out of systems, improve efficiency, make evidence driven decisions 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 a team.


The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent in a relevant field and experience in progressively responsible IT related roles. You should be familiar with Agile software development, ITIL processes and formal project management principles.


The University of Kent is a welcoming 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 L&RD team within Information Services. This role offers the opportunity to make an impact in the way the team develops and works with other teams within the larger organization.


Information Services structure: http://www.kent.ac.uk/is/who/


The Package

This post is offered on a fixed-term of 6 months at 37,756- 45,053 (pro-rata) and comes with a generous package of benefits including 43 days of annual leave (pro-rata), a contributory pension, flexible working and a great working environment.


Further Information


Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.  

Many thanks,



Bonnie Ferguson

Web Development Manager

Information Services

Cornwallis Octagon, room SE07

University of Kent

Canterbury, Kent