Planning Officer (Internal Reporting)

University of Reading - Planning and Strategy Office

We are seeking to appoint a Planning Officer for an interesting, varied and responsible role in the Internal Reporting Team within the University’s Planning & Strategy Office. Working alongside two other Planning Officers and reporting to the Strategic Planning Manager, you will prepare and analyse data to support high level decision making within the University.

This will include reporting on sector benchmarking data (League Tables, Student Surveys), internal data for monitoring purposes (Equality & Diversity, Teaching & Learning), student numbers and forecasting data for planning processes. This is a great opportunity for someone with experience of analysing, reporting on and presenting data to join a team focused on innovative and creative approaches to providing high quality and relevant management information for key strategic decision making.

You will have:

  • Excellent numeracy, together with a high level of competency and confidence in accurately handling and manipulating large volume data.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and an interest in developing skills in data visualisation software (e.g. Tableau) and SQL.
  • Motivation and ability to improve or design new reporting processes, to increase efficiency and develop the service for our data users.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise to ensure that tasks are completed to deadlines.

The role is available on a part-time (0.8FTE) or full-time basis.

Interview date - 7th September

Informal contact details
Contact role: Strategic Planning Manager
Contact name: Dr Cassie Moran
Contact phone: 0118 378 8918
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Director of Planning & Strategy
Contact name: Dr Rachel Stewart
Contact phone: 0118 378 5459
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs

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