Jisc, the UK charity for digital innovation within education and research, is searching for a passionate technologist, strategist and innovator to take on the role of the organisation’s chief innovation officer and join their new leadership team.
Martyn Harrow, chief executive of Jisc, says: “After the successful appointment of our new leadership team to take forward our aim of assisting UK education and research to fully harness the power of digital technology and resources for advantage, we are now looking to recruit the final critical post.”
The new team will play a pivotal role in ensuring Jisc benefits the communities it serves by providing a high performing digital infrastructure, developing online content and delivering practical advice and guidance that aligns with the needs of UK further education, higher education and skills. The confirmed appointments include:
- Executive director customer experience: Robert Haymon-Collins
- Executive director technology and infrastructure and divisional CEO Janet: Tim Marshall
- Executive director content and discovery and divisional CEO Jisc Collections: Lorraine Estelle
Running Jisc itself
- Chief operating officer: Alice Colban
- Chief financial officer: Mark Wright
Prof Martin Hall, vice chancellor of University of Salford and Jisc board UUK nominee, says: “Jisc’s new leadership team will provide stronger more focused services and value for its communities. Having clear leadership for each key area of work will mean Jisc’s network, advice, content and support channels are more aligned to the sector’s needs".
Martyn adds that "Jisc also aims now to take a more hands-on and practical approach to future innovation and development supporting sector colleagues to continue to adapt and keep at the forefront in providing students and researchers with the best digital technology and resources available."
If you’re interested in applying for the vacant post which will lead Jisc in the development of new technologies to support universities and colleges and ultimately improve the student experience then find out more.