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West College Scotland, Clydebank Campus (Cross Campus), G81 1BF
£62,963 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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Head of IT

(Ref: WCSR0001089)

£62963 (plus generous staff benefits package)

Hours: 35 per week

Location: Cross Campus

West College Scotland is modern, inclusive, ambitious and innovative. Winners of multiple awards, including The Herald’s Top Employer Award for our pioneering use of Digital Technologies, we are one of the largest Regional Colleges in Scotland with campuses in Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley. We deliver exceptional learning and vocational training opportunities to the West of Scotland region.

This post presents a rare opportunity to provide inspirational leadership and effective management of all College IT services to ensure we deliver exceptional customer service to meet the needs of all our students, staff and wider partners.

As Head of IT, you will take a lead role in the strategic development and management of all IT infrastructure across multiple campuses in one of Scotland’s largest regional colleges. You will provide effective leadership and work in collaboration to drive process improvement and develop aspiring strategies for our digital ambition and IT infrastructure.

You should hold a SCQF Level 9 (eg Degree) qualification in a relevant subject, or hold a SCQF Level 8 qualification in a relevant subject and be willing to work towards an appropriate SCQF Level 9/degree level qualification and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to your continuous professional development. You must have successful leadership experience at a senior level including the effective management and development of diverse multi-disciplinary teams, IT infrastructure and experience leading and delivering large scale technical and innovative projects. With a successful track record in managing IT business continuity, risk management and cyber security, you will be highly self-motivated and an inspirational role model to others.

Full details of the skills and personal qualities required for this vacancy can be found on the employee specification.

We are an inclusive place to work

At West College Scotland we are ambitious about Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you've got the right skills and qualifications for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability - visible and non-visible including neurodiversity, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Click here to find out more.

Benefits of working with us

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of Scotland’s sector leading colleges. The College offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 45 days holiday (including bank & public holidays)
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay (subject to eligibility)
  • Opportunities for hybrid / home working, where appropriate
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Access to a dedicated wellbeing team and a 24/7 confidential employee assistance programme
  • Support to enhance your skills through a variety of methods including online learning, coaching and self-directed study

Any offer of employment will be subject to receiving a satisfactory Scheme Record through the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG). All candidates must be able to prove their Right to Work in the UK Please note West College Scotland does not provide Visa sponsorship.

Closing date for all completed applications is Wednesday 13th March 2024.

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