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Our IT team supports world-class education, teaching and research. Discover what a career with CIS means for you and Durham.

A career that counts

The digital technology we design, deliver, manage and support plays a vital role in how our students learn, staff teach and researchers make new discoveries.

From everyday essentials like email and Zoom, to specialist research storage and security solutions, our services underpin and optimise the day-to-day performance of the whole organisation.

It’s a rewarding place to develop your career while working on exciting projects alongside fellow IT professionals to deliver digital solutions that support life-changing work. Find out more about some of our most recent projects here

What we do

When you join CIS, you’ll become part of a friendly but demanding department. Our 165-strong staff comprises highly skilled IT experts in a range of roles, from field specialists who troubleshoot IT problems across campus, to IT service managers and project teams.

Under the guidance of our Chief Information Officer and Senior Leadership Team, we deliver multi-million-pound IT change programmes a year, within an annual budget of £10m.

A rewarding role

IT professionals are in high demand, so we want to be an employer of choice for tech talent like you. We provide a rewarding environment where you’ll be challenged, supported and rewarded for your commitment to us.

As well as the outstanding employee benefits you get as an employee of Durham University – including annual leave and a competitive salary - you’ll benefit from:

  • Being part of a supportive and dedicated team of IT experts
  • Working on high-value, high-impact projects
  • Being intellectually stretched and supported to develop new skills
  • Contributing to the life-changing work of a world-class university.



University student
Durham has been a great place to start my career. From my first day, I’ve felt welcomed and supported by the team and no matter the question, I’m always given thorough and helpful responses that supports my learning and development.

Michael Corner
Graduate Business Analyst

Make the most of our career pathways 

"I joined Durham University in 2013 as an Advanced Apprentice. The initial apprenticeship was flexible and allowed me to gain a wide range of experience across a number of specialisations within CIS; within 1st, 2nd and 3rd line IT support. This experience allowed me to carve a career path, directed to my own areas of interest and skills, supported by appropriate training. 

I completed the qualification part of my apprenticeship early and was able to apply for a permanent position within the team.

My career started with the IT Service Desk, which gave me a solid foundation of knowledge about IT support across the University. Since then I have worked across numerous roles across CIS, and have spent a large amount of my time within the Network Team. More recently I have been investing time in DevOps and have been appointed to the position of IS Senior Manager (Solution Designer). 

The University has continually provided me with opportunities to enhance my skills and invest in my personal development, which has provided a platform for me to achieve my career aspirations to date."

Jack Strangward
IS Senior Manager

University student
For me, it's the people that make working at Durham University so special. Everyone is so welcoming and I've always found colleagues within CIS and across wider University to be friendly and helpful. It's been interesting to work across many teams, on a variety of initiatives and being able to work on a diverse range of technologies, systems and projects that have provided many opportunities to develop new skills and experience.

Claire Henderson
Head of Project Delivery