Planning Support Officer

University of Stirling - Student Academic and Corporate Services (SACS)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join the University’s Policy and Planning team as a Planning Support Officer and support our work building a culture of strategic planning across the University’s faculties and professional services and developing our use of business intelligence to support decision making.

The post-holder will undertake policy research and data analysis and contribute to a wider range of university activities as required. The University’s Strategic Plan sets out the framework of all we are seeking to achieve. You will support our work on implementation of the Plan helping to develop our internal performance monitoring and reporting and supporting strategic projects.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and develop in the role, building on their own strong analytical and interpersonal skills. You will be highly numerate with demonstrable skills in analysing and presenting data in a user friendly format. A keen interest in current policy issues relating to higher education is desirable, together with a curiosity about how organisations work and develop. The post-holder will be expected to digest and organise complex information quickly and accurately to produce written reports and data analyses for senior managers across the University. You will be highly organised and will have a flexible approach with exceptional time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

You will support the University’s student number planning and forecasting and will take an operational lead in the delivery and analysis of student surveys (e.g. National Student Survey and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey). You will also assist the University in delivering its ambitions for equality and diversity, in particular by supporting academic faculties and divisions to achieve the Athena SWAN Charter.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Policy and Planning and will work closely with a range of colleagues within the team and across the University’s academic faculties and service areas.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs.

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