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On behalf of the entire IT Services department, I’d like to welcome you to our recruitment site. 

This is an exciting time to be joining IT Services here at York, never before have we invested so heavily in technology for the future. 

As the Director of IT Services, I’m only too aware of the vital role our department plays in enhancing the everyday experiences of our  community, whilst at the same time, supporting delivery of the University’s long term strategic objectives. 

Our teams are working hard to leverage the benefits of digital advancements, to create a transformational digital experience for both our staff and students.

Are you ready to join us on this journey? 

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, have been working within IT for years, or are embarking on a complete career change, we have a range of exciting opportunities available for you to explore. If you are successful in your application, you’ll be joining a team which welcomes new ideas and which will nurture your creativity and innovation. Time is made available to all our staff for team building, training and development, and experimentation.

Thank you for choosing the University of York as your potential employer. You can find out more about our vision, mission and what it’s like to work at York below.

Tyrrell Basson, Director of IT Services

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We are the technological backbone of extraordinary student experiences.
IT Services are spearheading the University's ambitious digital transformation, building and supporting products and services that add value to students, staff, and the communities we serve. Our high performing teams consist of engineers, developers, product owners, designers, analysts and project managers who together, confront challenges head-on and turn our vision into reality. Our people are the driving force behind our technology-driven transformation. Through their expertise, dedication, and collaborative efforts, we deliver exceptional digital experiences that empower work, study, learning, and research.

Our mission

Our mission is to deliver sustainable, inclusive services co-designed with our University community. These services will be easy to use, access and improve, and make a difference to the people who use and rely on them.

Our vision

Our vision is to leverage the full benefit of advancing technology and to provide the tools needed to create a digital experience for our staff and students that is innovative and transformational.

Our principles

We're guided by our principles in how we take action and make decisions, and they underpin everything we do to improve the experience of our staff and students.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment for our staff. Flexible, hybrid working enables staff to find the right work-life balance for them, with colleagues working between home and the office.

Everyone at York has access to a range of excellent benefits including:

  • Competitive starting salary
    Annual salary increments/pay reviews
    38 Days Annual Leave (including bank holidays)
  • Hybrid working (see our Remote working policy)
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Onsite gym with discounted membership
  • Staff training and development courses
  • Access to a range of savings on childcare, transport and healthcare, plus shopping discounts and other offers.
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Our vision

Our University emerged from a campaign in this city in the 1940s and 1950s to ‘contribute to the amelioration of human life and conditions.’ Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is more important - and urgent - than ever, and so is at the heart of our 2030 Strategy.

Our commitments

As a university that exists for public good, through purposeful action we are committed to equality of opportunity. Engendering inclusivity, and nurturing an environment where our students and staff can study, work and live in a community which fosters a sense of belonging, reflects our values and drive for demonstrable change.

We are committed to recruiting colleagues who not only share our vision and purpose, but who have a genuine commitment to inclusivity and the advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion for all.

Will you join us on this journey?

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Read more about equality, diversity and inclusion at the University.

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A University for Public Good

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. In 2024 it is the home of more than 20,000 students across more than 30 academic departments and research centres.

Our vision is to be a university for public good and our strategy is built around our commitment to meeting four strategic objectives which are to:

Deliver curiosity-driven and action-orientated research
Embracing complexity and uncertainty that arise in an increasingly interconnected, rapidly changing world.

Provide education that empowers
Transforming the whole student experience to create high quality, flexible, inclusive and accessible lifelong learning journeys.

Create a community without limits
A diverse community that reflects both wider UK society and our principle of internationalism, fosters a sense of belonging, and operates at the highest academic and ethical standards.

Demonstrate local commitment on a global scale
By establishing an inclusive environment, removing barriers to progression for our staff and students, and creating physical, virtual and cultural spaces that facilitate rich exchanges, we transform perceptions and enable a culture of possibilities where new knowledge is generated and everyone can thrive.

For further information please visit Vision of a University for Public Good.

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current jobs

Please find below a list of our current jobs:

Unified Communications Specialist - apply by 23 July 2024
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Candidate brief

About You

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals who are ready to join our friendly and collaborative team and help us improve the digital experience for our diverse community. 

Joining our team will put you at the heart of our everyday operations and plans for the future. Your insights will shape how we improve our initiatives as well as the way we work, we’re excited to hear your thoughts on how we can deliver service excellence. 

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