Chief Technology Officer

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Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges (HRUC)
West London
Highly competitive salary and compensation package
Closing Date for Applications:
Sunday 3 March 2024 (23:55)
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date For Applications
Sunday 3 March 2024 (23:55)
Preliminary Interviews With GatenbySanderson
Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd & Monday 25th March 2024
Short Listing
Thursday 28th March 2024
Assessments & Final Panel Interviews (in Person)
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th April 2024

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Harrow, Richmond and Uxbridge Colleges (HRUC), formed in January 2023, is one of the largest further education colleges in the UK and combines the distinguished histories of each college to serve local communities and employers across the region. As well as providing academic qualifications and apprenticeships in some of the most sought after skills areas, HRUC is looking to enhance the overall learning experience to provide greater opportunity for learners and employers alike.  

The newly created role of CTO recognises the importance of harnessing technology advancements in areas like AI and ML and applying these to bring new teaching techniques to the curriculum. This role reports to the Chief Executive and will have a seat on the Executive Management Team at HRUC. The CTO has primary responsibility for identifying and implementing technologies that will have a profound and lasting impact on the quality of teaching and therefore the academic performance of learners. These technologies will position HRUC as a thought leader and trailblazer in the deployment of digital technologies to enhance learner experience – all part of our journey to Be Extraordinary.

We are looking for a technology leader/CTO with the passion and drive to create and implement a shared vision for academic excellence through digital technologies and an immersive learning experience. A background in further education is not essential – more important is the ability to sell your vision and strategy, and your resilience to implement whilst ensuring outstanding IT service delivery to a growing user base of 14,000+ students and staff. A natural leader with proven success in leading digital transformation, you will have a recognised track record in delivering performance improvement in IT across public or private sector organisations.

If you are excited by the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people we would love to hear from you. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role and your suitability, please contact either Martyn or Graeme

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How to Apply

When applying, please ensure that you provide the following information:

  • Your CV
  • A supporting statement (of not more than 2 pages) detailing how you can address the Essential and Desirable criteria in the Person Specification
  • Daytime, evening and/or mobile telephone numbers as well as your personal email address (to be used with discretion)
  • Contact details for two referees. Referees should be people who can comment authoritatively on you as a person and as an employee and must include your current or most recent employer or his/her authorised representative. Confidential references are taken up on candidates shortlisted for formal interviews. However, we will refer to you for confirmation that referees may be approached before any contact is made with them.
  • A completed diversity monitoring form, this will appear on screen as part of the application process.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Graeme Bilsland
07881 984421
Martyn Brereton
07586 715 531
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