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Business Digital Transformation Officer (0.8 FTE)

Knowledge Exchange

Location:  Lancaster or Carlisle
Starting Salary:  £37,099 with incremental progression to £41,732 (pro rata)
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - Ends 28/02/2025
Release Date:  Wednesday 08 November 2023
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 06 December 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  XX108223

If you have ideas and aspirations about business digital transformation and the role of that universities have in realising employer and employee digital development and believe you have a substantial contribution to make, then this employment opportunity is for you!

We are the University of Cumbria, a place where people are at the heart of all we do, where enriching the lives of our students, staff, and the communities we serve means we make a difference that really matters. Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally.

As part of our new Towards 2030 Strategy, the University have invested in a Centre for Digital Transformation (CDT) and is now seeking to recruit a Business Digital Transformation Officer, to proactively contribute to realising digital change across our region. Successful candidates will have an established and emergent view of business digital transformation, and the digital knowledge and skills to support employers and employees to digitally develop. They will be dynamic, driven, and creative individuals who will proactively help to shape and develop the University of Cumbria’s portfolio offer, using a real-world relevant and evidence-informed digital lens.

Working with and reporting to the Director of the CDT and the Institute of Industry, Business, and Leadership (IBIL) CPD manager, the Business Digital Transformation Officer will proactively collaborate with IBIL colleagues to co-design programmes and courses that result in more digitally enabled businesses and more digitally capable employees. Developing digital expertise and aspirations of new and existing business partners will help the University to fulfil its ambition to build a more digital future workforce. By enabling digital development of employers and employees, the CDT Team will assist the University to contribute to creating a more digital economy.


1 x 0.8 fixed-term contract ending Feb 2025, with a focus on business and industry digital transformation, including employee digital upskilling, reskilling, and CPD.

Location: the available role can be Lancaster or Carlisle campus based, with some opportunity for hybrid working – dictated by business need. 

Informal enquiries: 

Dr Amanda Taylor-Beswick | Professor of Digital and Social Science and Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation | or Ms Sarah Allison | IBIL CPD Manager | 

We offer a comprehensive set of staff benefits which includes a competitive salary, 35 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata), hybrid working in line with business need, excellent pension scheme with 8% employer contribution. For more information please click HERE

For more information about the University of Cumbria please click HERE

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We encourage applications from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups with particular emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in our University and in comparison, to the sector.

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