New Vacancy: Learning and Research Development (L&RD) Manager at the University of Kent

Bonnie Ferguson B.Ferguson at
Fri Dec 4 06:59:39 EST 2015

** Apologies for cross posting **

The University of Kent is looking for a talented Learning and Research Development (L&RD) Manager.

Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

We are now recruiting for a talented and hardworking individual for the L&RD Manager post. This is key role to work with the L&RD team to support and develop the University's Library, Research and eLearning related systems.

This role will challenge you to use a mixture of skills - not only to manage and motivate a strong team but to contribute your technical skills to support the team in delivering a range of key services, resolving technical issues and developing systems. It is being offered on a two year fixed-term contract in the first instance.

The details for this role are summarised below and full details can be found on
Job Details
Learning & Research Development (L&RD) Manager





Job Type

Management & Professional

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Salary Type

Per Annum

Salary (£)

38896 - 46414

OTR1330, Information Services:

Closing date: 03 Jan 2016

Grade 8: £38,896 - £46,414 per annum
This post is full time and fixed term for 2 years

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.

To be successful in this role you will:

  *   Be 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.
  *   Be an excellent communicator who has experience delivering successful IT projects and is able to inspire and motivate a team
  *   Have a degree or equivalent in a relevant field and experience in progressively responsible IT related roles
  *   Be familiar with software development, operational delivery, IT support, 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:

The Package
This post is offered at £38,896-£46,414 and comes with a generous package of benefits including 43 days of annual leave, a contributory pension, relocation expenses, flexible working and a great working environment.
Further Information:

Start date for applications: 04 Dec 2015

Closing date for applications: 03 Jan 2016

Interviews are to be held: Week commencing 18 Jan 2016

Please let me know if you have any questions or for an informal chat about this role.

Many thanks,

Bonnie Ferguson | Head of Systems
IT Development, Information Services, University of Kent
Room S12, Cornwallis South
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1227 823269<>

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