Strategic Planning Manager

University of East London Professional Services - Strategic Planning Department

At UEL, we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research and the impact we are making in our east London community and the wider world. We are an open and inclusive university that is focused on transforming the lives of our students. Our corporate plan sets out an ambitious agenda for our future success which focuses on the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning and excellence in research. UEL has almost doubled its output of world-leading research in recent years and 94 per cent of the research UEL submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 was deemed to be of an at least internationally-recognised level. In the last two years, we’ve risen 79 places in the National Student Survey league table, and we achieved our highest ever student satisfaction score in 2017.

As Strategic Planning Manager you will play a leading role in providing high-quality information, analysis and data visualisation, undertaking activities such as the preparation of student number targets, analysis of league tables and monitoring of UEL’s academic performance. You will be responsible for understanding Strategic Planning’s stakeholder data requirements across the institution to developing and maximising the utilisation of available Business Intelligence applications and dashboards to meet their needs.

You will bring with you a track record of producing high-quality analysis of quantitative and qualitative information and will demonstrate the passion and drive to lead and motivate other staff. Knowledge of statutory data returns would be an advantage, but of greater importance is the confidence and flexibility to master a variety of data sources and processes in order to solve problems and improve the institution’s business intelligence.

Educated to degree level, you will be highly numerate with excellent IT skills and an interest in higher education policy. You will be enthusiastic about working for an organisation that is striving to improve the student experience and ensure successful outcomes for them. You will also demonstrate project management expertise and outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by UEL Professional Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of UEL. Employees of UEL Professional Services Ltd work alongside UEL colleagues in delivery of UEL’s mission, and UEL Professional Services Ltd will adopt UEL HR policies and procedures in full. Further detail regarding employment benefits can be found at the employee benefits section of our recruitment pages

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in making a real difference whilst being supported to learn and build excellent experience. For informal enquires please contact the Head of Planning and Management Information, Sara McDonnell (

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at (reference number: PS174s2017).  The closing date for applications is 23 October 2017.  Candidates invited to interview will be asked to complete an Excel based piece of analysis on the day and will have opportunity to meet other members of Strategic Planning.

CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff

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