Deputy Director of Planning

Birkbeck, University of London - Planning and Business Systems

Purpose and Main Duties
This is an exciting opportunity to play an important role in supporting Birkbeck’s unique mission across a varied and evolving remit. The Planning function leads/facilitates discussion of key strategic issues, policy, and the analysis of provision of high quality management information to the organisation. You will be asked to take the lead in key areas, including co-ordinating Birkbeck’s planning and budget setting activities, and developing the college’s position on key issues such as TEF, fees and league tables.

Candidate Requirements
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and analytical skills and be adept at analysing and interpreting data for audiences with varying levels of knowledge.

You will have a high level of interpersonal skills, with experience of working with senior colleagues to help shape strategy and budgets. You will have hands on experience of planning and budget setting in a Higher Education or similar environment.

About the Department
For further information about the Planning and Business System department, please visit the following website:

Further Information

Salary: Grade 9 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £54,268 rising to £60,600 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Interviews will be held on 9 November 2017.

For further information on this opportunity please contact Nick Head, Director of Planning (email: A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the university's website, accessed by pressing the apply button below.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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