Interim CIO

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Oxford Archaeology are one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. They are a multi-disciplinary practice covering all aspects of the historic environment, providing everything from archaeological excavations and survey, landscape and buildings studies, complex geospatial data management systems to heritage consultancy services.

An Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) is required to develop and implement a strategy which will transform the IT, systems and digital platforms in use within the organisation. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will work closely with the Executive Team to develop and implement the strategy.

The organisation is going through a period of sustained and sizeable change and this role will be key to implementing and embedding technical and process changes across multiple departments.

You will be required to have experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Recent and relevant experience of successfully leading complex technology systems implementation programmes;
  • Significant experience defining and implementing systems, IT and digital strategies, bringing a digital mind-set to an organisation and building IT and digital capabilities;
  • Demonstrable experience migrating from stand-alone systems to integrated solutions;
  • Recent and relevant experience leading an information technology function;
  • Strong team building, re-structuring and leadership capabilities;

You will also need the following qualifications and experience:

  • Degree educated (relevant post graduate qualification an advantage)
  • Project/Programme Management (and/or Change Management) qualification.
  • Demonstrable relevant continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Current awareness of the ‘art of the possible’ yet with the pragmatism to recommend effective, future-proof, solutions that are appropriate to the size, scale and complexity of the organisation.
  • Previous experience in the charity sector would be an advantage but not essential.

Downloads for further information about the role and the organisation:

For further information please contact Daniel Richards at Morgan Law by emailing or telephone 020 7747 4921.

More information regarding Oxford Archaeology and the role can also be found at the following link:

To apply for the position, please go to the Morgan Law site at

Closing Date: Midnight on 10th April 2023

Interview Dates: 24th April 2023

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.

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