Portal Product Owner
London Stewart House

Job reference: 002082

Location: London Stewart House

Closing date: 28/08/2022

Salary: Between £47,214 - £55,606

Employment type: Open ended

Department: Information Technology and Digital Services (ITDS)

Sub-Department: ITDS (SMT)

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

The University of London  

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.  

Portal Product Owner 

The Information Technology Management (ITM) team is responsible for student systems, including the SITS student records system, the Portal (Liferay) and the Enquiries System (SID). The team provide expertise in lifecycle and business functions and managing systems development. The team also provides third line technical support. 

This position will be based within an existing team of Subject Matter Experts (SME) focussing on the following areas: 

  • Programme curriculum 

  • The Portal 

  • Student communications 

  • HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) 

Working closely with Senior SMEs, you will have overall responsibility for the product roadmap for the Liferay Portal and its constituent sites. You will establish and maintain processes to ensure the sites provide relevant and dynamic content to our various stakeholder groups, delivering a continued quality of service. This includes overseeing enhancements and upgrades whilst maintaining existing functionality and content. 

You will be a strong and effective communicator, able to manage a variety of activities synchronically. Your skills in business analysis and project management will allow you to extrapolate user requirements, define acceptance criteria and schedule delivery. Your abilities in applying good design principles and implementing quality assurance processes will ensure an exemplary user experience that delivers on operational and strategic objectives.  

Working alongside others who will support your growth and expertise, this is an interesting and varied role which will allow you to gain knowledge on the university business. 

We are in search for a highly motivated individual, ideally with knowledge of the student lifecycle and a Portal or Digital Experience Platform, preferably Liferay. 

We operate a hybrid working pattern. We are looking for someone that will flourish in these circumstances and develop and grow their understanding of the business through building virtual connections. 

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below. 

Further information  

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application and CV before the closing date on Sunday 28th August 2022

Interviews are likely to take place on the Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th September 2022. Candidates are expected to be available on these dates.  

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting. 

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool. 

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.  

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.