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.

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.

Member Benefits

Member benefits include typical shared services benefits such as lower costs, sector specific knowledge, collaborative community, pooled expertise.

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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.

“The access to expertise has allowed the Institution’s cyber posture to mature at an accelerated rate and make decisions with confidence surrounding information security. The Institution has received expert advice on things such as modelling cyber risk, developing information security, policy designing – as well as operational development on areas including incident response and creation of playbooks.”