Azure Skills Leader

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

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  • Salary:

    £5488.00 - £5831.00 per month

  • Contact:

    Jack Allen

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    26 weeks

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Azure Skills Leader - 6 month contract - Reading

I am working with a global client who are looking for a Azure Skills Leader to help ensure the next generation workforce have the skills needed to be successful in the future, and to land our programs and solutions/offers with UK Universities.

We are looking for someone with a tenacious passion for education, combined with appropriate technical skills, sales and leadership experience and understanding of the education skilling and technology market.

This 6 month initial contract will focus on the following key areas.

·Students: Specifically, this means up skilling university students with Azure capabilities
·Institutions. The role will work with Universities and, specifically, the Computer Science facilities, to drive the Azure skills agenda, ensuring HE prioritises curriculum and certification programs to support their students with Azure capabilities

Roles and Responsibilities:

·Evangelise on campus to increase student affinity to Microsoft solutions and ensure we have a growing base of students certified on Microsoft's technologies including role-based certifications across cloud and productivity.
·Elevate Microsoft's market perception/thought leadership through the employability, STEM and CompSci conversation in region.
·Lead strategic engagements with Education Institutions to adopt digital skills initiatives into their core focus, leveraging Microsoft curriculum and certification to support.
·Build activation and consumption plans for Azure for Education (Azure for Student, Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and associated programs) along with student and faculty engagement with GitHub
·Grow affinity with MS Learn and evangelise road map of learning integration opportunities within institution.
·Lead sales engagements to create lighthouse best practices with Governments and Education Institutions to showcase to wider market.

Skills and Experience:
·Computer science education at university
·Experience in education and business / technology / skilling
·Passion for technology and education with preference for some education sector subject matter expertise with career readiness and valued programs
·Leadership experience presenting/meeting with diverse academic audiences and stakeholders including school and government policy-makers, educators, education partners and re-sellers and students
·Technical skills to be able to articulate value with University faculty and support transition to University curriculum hosting on Azure.
·Exceptional presentation skills and storytelling capability to deliver keynotes with large audiences.
·Demonstrable experience collaborating and influencing across multiple stakeholder groups. Ability to work successfully across a complex, highly-matrixed environment.

This role is paying a monthly rate of between £5,488 - £5,831 depending on experience.
Please apply if you have the above experience or contact me on