Welcome to HEFESTIS

HEFESTIS is a not-for-profit Shared Service organisation, jointly owned by member institutions across the Scottish University and Colleges sectors. It provides shared services to institutions and where applicable to sector owned bodies.

About Us

Core Vision

To be the shared service partner of choice for sustainably delivering information and change management services across the UK FE and HE sectors.

Shared Services


Providing Universities and Colleges a tailored Information Security Service to meet their individual requirements


Providing Universities and Colleges with a Shared Service Resource Data Protection Officer to meet their individual requirements.


Providing members with a range of Change Management professionals from Business Analysts to Programme Directors.

Our People

James Morris
Managing Director
Darren Clement
Head of CISO-Share
Mairead Wood
Head of DPO Share

Our corporate services are provided by APUC Ltd. for Finance, HR and Company Governance.

Join our Team

As a shared service, HEFESTIS strives to attract and retain the best people to lead the development of ICT shared services across Scotland’s universities and colleges.

HEFESTIS encourages achievement of appropriate professional qualifications and further skills development as part of a continuing professional development programme for a high calibre workforce.