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IT Operational Leader

Are you an experienced Test Analyst or Test Lead with the energy and motivation to lead a Testing team at the University?  Do you have a customer focussed ethos and the drive to see that embedded across the team? Are you committed to enabling your team to add value to the IT Service and strategic programmes of work?

Primarily responsible for operational leadership of the Testing Team within IT. Working with colleagues across IT, you will have responsibility for day to day leadership of colleagues through effective support, mentoring, coaching and management of workloads. You will act as a point of escalation.  As well as being experienced in Testing you will be able to guide, support and challenge colleagues in your team to ensure optimal resource allocation and prioritisation. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to lead and manage others in line with the University’s Leadership Excellence Behaviours framework.  

You will have experience of leading the testing of web applications, interfaces and Windows Applications.  This includes the planning; script creation; execution and reporting; using appropriate test tools and techniques and conforming to agreed process standards and regulations. You will be experienced in leading the provision of testing services in complex environments. You will also contribute your expertise and skills in specialist areas, for example performance or automation testing, to proactively support the delivery of high quality fit for purpose testing services to a wide range of projects and development deliverables.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Catharine Morgan, Application Development & Interim Test Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7527, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years due to funding)
Release Date:  Monday 10 June 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 June 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 09 July 2019
Reference:  CSUIT1272
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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