Technical Lead


Operations and External Affairs
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Full time
Information Services

23 February 2020 23:55

£46,423 to £62,315 per annum
This role will be at the forefront of enabling change and innovation within our organisation, through creating and designing new technology solutions that create better integrated systems and improve the services we offer to our student and staff. As part of our investment in IT we are continually investing in our team, as a newly created role this is your opportunity to work as a technical lead across a range of technologies and projects.
The University of The Arts London (UAL) is one of the top 6 universities in the world for art and design and comprises of 6 globally renowned Colleges. UAL not only offers the opportunity to work in a creative and forward-thinking environment, but we are also rethinking the way we deliver IT services to our 20,000 students and 5,000 staff across our 14 sites in the heart of central London.

As an ambitious and talented Technical Lead, you will play a critical role in technical project delivery and will work with the wider IT Team across a complex landscape to design and implement end to end solutions that will enable the University to exploit new and existing technology creating better systems and technology that will add value to this transforming organisation.

You will work alongside Architecture, Technical Services and Application Delivery teams, validating high level architecture designs to ensure the delivery of effective and fit for purpose solutions to meet business, architectural and operational requirements.As an ambassador of technical change, you will have a continuous improvement ethos, and will seek to work with the wider university and suppliers to develop services to enable success from technology investments.

Core Skills

  • Experience of designing, delivering and supporting a range of technical IT projects and BAU across a range of applications and infrastructure technologies and disciplines within a large enterprise environment
  • A strong understanding of the full project lifecycle with experience of acting on the technical delivery of projects
  • The ability to take a high-level view of technology and understand the wider impact of implementing new solutions ensuring they are fit for purpose and meet the changing technology demands of a complex environment
  • A demonstrable track record of influencing and negotiating with key stakeholders at various levels across organisational boundaries
  • Ability to problem solve have a keen interest in emerging technology with the adaptability to meet changing requirements and needs in a complex technical landscape


  • It is essential that you are able to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively, and can present compelling arguments both written and oral
  • You will have experience in building good relationships at all levels across stakeholder groups and partner organisations
  • You will be able to work effectively in cross-functional teams with both business and technical stakeholders

As an employer of choice, the University of the Arts London offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary package of £46,423 to £62,315 dependent on experience
  • 35 days annual leave (inclusive of days between Christmas and New Year when it closes) plus public holidays
  • Competitive pension package
  • A healthy work-life balance for all employees

Closing date: 23rd February

Interview Date on site at the University of the Arts London: Tuesday 3rd March

For more information, please contact Amanda Whicher 020 7259 8746 and visit our dedicated recruitment site:

Contact: Amanda Whicher

Office: 1st Floor, Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street, London,Victoria

Phone: 020 7259 8746


UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.