Andy Ekins

Andy Ekins

Lecturer, IT Professional, and Project Manager

Personal Profile

An accomplished, intelligent, and experienced IT professional with extensive experience of Project and solutions management. Currently teaching on a number of IT subjects within the education sector.

Work Experience

IT Lecturer at MidKent College

Jun 2016 - Present

Teaching within the Further Education sector on a range of IT subjects

Data Management at Kent Autistic Trust

Aug 2015 - Jun 2016

Establish a robust records management systems, IT and data security systems and procedures. Support and train staff in managing records and data efficiently along with new software/hardware, with the aim of achieving a paperless office. Ensuring that the Trust is compliant with the Data Protection Act and recognised national information security standards.

IT Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University

Apr 2016 - May 2016

Teaching on the undergraduate Cybercrime Forensics course for the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing.

IT Lecturer at University of Kent

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015

Teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate computing modules.

Technical Manager at University of Kent

Oct 2014 - Jun 2015

Technical Manager for the Higher Education Access Tracker (H.E.A.T) project funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Providing a high level technical capability to the project as well as providing advice on data collection and reporting requirements.

IT Accounts at University of Kent

Mar 2014 - Oct 2014

Responsible for the IT accounts creation process for University of Kent.

Project Manager at University of Kent

Mar 2012 - Mar 2014

Project management of a varied and complex programme of improvement projects within an information services department. Management of teams, both internally and across departments and institutions.

Senior Library Systems Officer at Canterbury Christ Church University

May 2003 - Mar 2012

The management and development of a wide range of IT projects within a University library. Projects included deployment of various large-scale and complex customer based IT systems; as well as the on-going support of legacy infrastructure.

Senior Web Systems Officer at Canterbury Christ Church University

Aug 2000 - May 2003

Tasked with the expansion of the University's web infrastructure to bring about positive and rapid change, whilst maintaining service and standards compliance.

IT Network & Helpdesk Manager at Canterbury College

Mar 1997 - Aug 2000

The Management of helpdesk, systems, and network support to all staff and students within a busy FE college. Purchasing and budget responsibility for all IT related equipment for the college.

Key Skills

  • Project Management
  • Solutions Management
  • Lecturing
  • Business Analyses
  • Data Management
  • Information Research

Education

Canterbury Christ Church University

Qualification

MA in Management

Open University

Qualification

BSc (hons) Computing and IT

APMG-International

Qualification

PRINCE2 - project management certification