Head Of Strategic Planning

Plymouth, Devon
£50,000 - £60,000
12 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Job Discipline
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time


Head Of Strategic Planning

  • Head of Strategic Planning
  • Plymouth

About Our Client

The Planning & Analytics Office (PAO) is the engine room that enables the University to deliver its strategy by informing strategic decisions, advising on strategic actions, and enabling strategic planning and change. PAO provides critical, foundational services for a data-driven, strategy-led and collaborative culture at the University.

Job Description

The Head of Strategic Planning is responsible for leading the strategic planning activity of PAO, playing a central role in ensuring that University strategy is developed and applied in an integrated and agile framework, based on a sophisticated understanding of the external environment.

We are looking for someone who will flourish in what is a pivotal role in the University, leading a team of talented individuals engaged in delivering a range of planning, policy and insight services, whilst working closely with senior leaders to develop analyses, scenarios and options, and formulate strategic plans and initiatives, which transform the lives of our students and deliver our ambitions for education and research.

The Successful Applicant

You will be active externally, acting as the University's management-level contact point with the Office for Students, analysing developments in the HE operating environment, generating external perspectives on the relative positioning of the University and its academic portfolio, and providing expert insight into market dynamics to optimise the University's core undergraduate student recruitment activity and support further growth in critical postgraduate and international markets.

You will have a strong track record of developing and implementing successful strategic plans in a complex organisation with a proven ability to work through senior teams to an institution's advantage.

What's on Offer

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

If you want to be part of our continuing journey of success, our recruitment pack will provide you with more detail about this role, our University and what it's like to live and work in the south west.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

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