Director of Planning

The University of Manchester - Professional Support Services

Closing Date : 05/05/2017
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration : Immediate start
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
School/Directorate : Planning Support Office
Division : Head of Planning Support
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : Negotiable
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : PSS-09989

We are now seeking to appoint a Director of Planning.

The Role

The post holder will report to the Director of Finance and will manage the university’s planning and performance review process, provide advice and relevant business intelligence to inform the Senior Leadership Team thereby enabling evidence based decision making.

The incoming Director will also be responsible for the development and management of the Annual Performance Review process, the annual submission of student number returns such as HESES and the student HESA return. In addition the post holder will contribute to the development and management for internal planning processes within the Professional Support Services to ensure that the PSS activity is focussed on the delivery of key institutional priorities and targets.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience of providing high-level strategic advice and leading and managing a planning function, combined with strong analytical skills and experience of the development, compilation and presentation of business intelligence.

You will have experience of driving/managing change sensitively and effectively within a challenging environment and strong planning, prioritisation and organisational skills, including experience of leading significant strategic projects and broader project management skills.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Stephen Dauncey, Director of Finance


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more

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