Platforms Manager

£21,417 per annum 
Full time - 36.5 hours per week 
Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 30 April 2019
Job ref: 05/19

Leeds University Union is a charity with a turnover of £13million per year that aims to ensure that 38,000 students love their time at Leeds. We employ over 600 staff and deliver a huge range of services and projects, so no one day is ever the same.

Find out more about Leeds University Union at or follow us on Twitter @LeedsUniUnion.

We have recently reformed our IT department into two teams, Devices & Infrastructure and Platforms, creating specialist areas of responsibility to better support our changing use of digital systems and technology.

The platforms team will be staffed by one manager initially, and as Platforms Manager you will support LUU’s system owners:

  • During the procurement of new platforms
  • During implementation and rollout of new systems, including providing training to end users and administrators
  • By keeping abreast of new features and functionality within platforms and communicating these effectively
  • By providing a bridge between suppliers and system owners during the resolution of issues or bugs

You will also maintain the LUU register of all data stored in our systems and work with the Director of Digital and Communications to keep oversight of the cost and strategic impact of all our systems use.

The role requires a ‘hybrid’ approach – part project manager, part systems administrator and part trainer. A background in development is not necessary but a passion for software and platforms is, including an affinity for scoping and understanding new digital platforms.

A new kind of role for LUU, the Platforms Manager will develop experience working with a huge variety of platforms, including:

  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers;
  • Hosted systems including ‘migrate to the cloud’ projects,
  • Embedded systems (ePOS/tills)
  • CCTV platforms

These span the wide range of student union applications from food retail to bars, and the role will enable the successful applicant to develop the latest skills in user experience, business requirements and technical implementation.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please do apply! In your application, please explain how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to the team here at LUU.

We offer 26 days’ holiday (plus generous statutory and customary closure days) and a pension scheme.

Closing date:  9am Tuesday 30 April 2019   

Interviews:  Wednesday 22 May 2019               

LUU is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its employees. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority candidates who are currently underrepresented at this level at LUU.


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To apply, please download the application pack and forms A and B below. Please ensure that you save the blank forms to your desktop before completion. Once completed, please return both forms to

Internal candidates should contact the People Team for an application form.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Alternative formats of the application pack and forms are available on request by contacting