University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Platform & Service Owner (Integration & Core IT)

United Kingdom

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Platform & Service Owner (Integration & Core IT)

This role is available to current employees within IT Services at the University of Leeds only.

Salary: Grade 8 (£45,585 – £54,395 p.a. depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

The Integration and Core IT Platform & Service is responsible for integrations between a number of systems used across the University. It is also responsible for the Service Management system used in IT, and a number of areas of other functionality including the web design system used by Product Engineering.

The Platform and Service Owner will be accountable for the end-to-end management of one or more IT platforms & services within the organization. This role ensures that IT services support business processes effectively and evolves these services to meet changing business needs. This individual will be the point of authority for platforms or services under their charge and will be responsible for its entire lifecycle, from strategy through design, delivery, operation, and continuous improvement.

As part of the wider Leadership Team the post-holder will play a key role in developing delivery models, ways of working and upholding the standards of the IT Service Management frameworks through contribution of your substantial expertise in this field. You will take a leading role in the development of solutions for complex issues and problems relating to the platforms and services under your accountability.

You will be expected to proactively contribute to the Integration and Core IT Team in shaping and guiding service and improvement projects that will aid IT in delivering an effective, efficient, consistent and future proofed professional services. You will apply your expertise in this area to ensure the development of appropriate service design to aid the delivery of comprehensive business and IT solutions for which you will take ownership. You will have responsibility for end to end service delivery of Integration and Core IT Platforms & Service(s) at the University.

If you thrive working in a complex and varied environment this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world class organisation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Catharine Morgan, Head of Product Engineering

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: IT School/Institute: DDO Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 8 Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Monday 20 November 2023 Closing Date: Monday 04 December 2023 Interview Date: Thursday 14 December 2023 Reference: ITDDO1080

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    Platform & Service Owner (Integration & Core IT)


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 04, 2023

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    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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