Head of Enterprise Architecture

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The Head of Enterprise Architecture is responsible for supporting the strategic charity and commercial direction. Closing date 15 Nov 2020 Salary up to £95,000 Location Cheltenham with some flexible working Full-time or part-time Full-time Department Digital and Data About the Digital and Data department The Digital and Data business unit defines and delivers the digital products and services used by students, providers, advisers, and commercial partners, as well as the underlying technology platforms that enable these products to be developed in a responsive and agile way. Through the development and support of our underpinning data platform the business unit ensures that our data is curated and made available for use both by our analytical reporting and our data products and insights teams. Working in multi-disciplinary teams comprising customer insight, product managers, architects, developers, testers and data scientists, the Digital and Data business unit ensures that UCAS is a customer centric, product-focused digital business, connecting students with their next opportunity. About the role Key accountabilities: Leading and developing UCAS’ Architecture team to be effective in a highly dynamic environment covering architecture in the areas of business, enterprise, application, solution, technical, data, security, and infrastructure. Working closely with our strategic product teams to understand emerging customer and business requirements and translate those into roadmaps for the delivery of new services. Working closely with other senior business leaders to identify and inform strategic priorities based on availability and options for technology, business capabilities and resources. Leading the integration of major cloud technologies to deliver the UK’s next generation higher education admissions platform. Promoting the adoption of major technology building blocks like CRM, ERP, IaaS, PaaS, Integration Platforms, MI/BI, Data warehousing, advanced log analytics and security event management, core network infrastructure refresh and our digital inside initiative which is re-inventing the way that we work at UCAS. Providing strategic technology vision and consulting for UCAS’ CTO.  Ensuring that the organisation gets the best value for money from all of its technology investments and working with colleagues to provide input to service costing models. Owning the Architecture governance framework within our Enterprise Agile environment and acting as Chief Architect when final architecture decisions are required. Build productive relationships with other Senior Management Team and Executive colleagues. Ensuring the efficient and effective use of resources in order to maintain smooth financial operation and long-term fiscal health of Technology Business Unit and UCAS. As a member of the UCAS Senior Management Team (SMG), leadership and line management of UCAS technology team, education, coaching and leading of the Head of Solution Architecture to promote a culture of innovation. To maintain a watching brief on industry research and innovation identifying future technology solutions through vendor relationships. Package Up to £95,000 with 30 days annual leave, voluntary flexible benefits, paid volunteering days, and a contributory stakeholder pension. It’s not just about the financial benefits that UCAS offers – on-site you can also benefit from our restaurant, affordable gym membership , flexible ways of working and continued online development and support.  You’ll enjoy an exciting, agile working environment, with a vibrant culture and flexible approach to work, all of which reflects our teamwork and innovative spirit How to apply Please see the candidate pack  (717.72 KB) for more information. You will need to upload your CV on the next page, along with your notice period and salary expectations. Please note that interviews will take place on 25 November 2020 You will receive an email confirming that your application has reached us. We endeavour to contact all candidates before or soon after the closing date. However, due to high volumes of applications, we may not be able to contact all candidates. If you do not hear from us, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. All information you send to us will be kept in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. UCAS is committed to equality and values diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from all candidates in line with the Equality Act 2010. We reserve the right to close this job vacancy prior to the advertised closing date, if we feel we have found a suitable candidate

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