Planning Manager

Bath Spa University - Planning and Strategy Delivery

Location: Newton Park Campus, Bath                                       

Line Manager: Head of Planning and Strategy Delivery

Hours: Full time, 52 weeks per year

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 28 January 2018

About us
Here at Bath Spa University, we offer you the best of everything. We’re a modern, forward-thinking university based in a city steeped in heritage. We offer an idyllic campus setting with a working environment that's full of energy. And we combine a focus on transforming the lives of our students with a commitment to developing the careers of our staff. More than just a job – working for Bath Spa University is a chance to explore, discover, learn and grow.

About the role
The newly formed Planning and Strategy Delivery team's core task is to support the University's senior team in the implementation of the 2020 strategy. 

Reporting to the Head of Planning and Strategy Delivery, this role will be critical in enabling the University to achieve its strategic aims, by aligning priorities and unifying staff to achieve shared goals.

With experience of planning in complex organisations, both managing the process and contributing to it through student / customer number scenarios and insights, the post holder will work closely with a range of senior stakeholders to align daily operations with the University’s strategic goals.

An essential requirement will include being able to use your own initiative and judgement to analyse and interpret data, recognise academic and business requirements, formulate conclusions, and clearly communicate recommendations.    

About you
You will have excellent problem solving skills, the ability to analyse complex data, identify core issues, investigate, evaluate and reach appropriate conclusions and solutions in close collaboration with the functional teams.

You will also have hands-on experience of planning in a complex environment and driving cultural change. Strong communication and interpersonal skills will be essential, as you will work closely with people from across the University, and from all areas of the institution. Building relationships in order to meet your objectives and to support your colleagues will be of the utmost priority.

We are open to receiving applications from candidates with or without experience of working in higher education. You may have worked as a management analyst or consultant, or within a different industry, and can bring something different to the table.

If you are ambitious and driven to progress your career quickly, this highly visible position will provide a good foundation and enable the post holder to develop in-depth understanding of the inner workings of a university and a not-for-profit organisation. 

How to apply
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact the Planning and Strategy Office on 01225 875323 or s.williamson@bathspa.ac.uk to book a telephone appointment.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community

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