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Deputy Head of Policy and Planning

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th January 2022
Closes: 30th January 2022
Job Ref: SERV01397

The Post

The Deputy Head of Policy and Planning will join a vibrant, and expanding, team at the heart of the University and will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to a range of projects in support of the University’s ambitious plans as outlined in the Strategic Plan Addendum 2021-23. The Deputy Head of Policy and Planning will support our work building a culture of strategic planning across the University’s faculties and professional services, developing our use of business intelligence to support decision making and leading policy development.

The post holder will be an enthusiastic and proactive individual with a demonstrable track-record in data analysis and in the drafting and implementation of strategy and policy in a complex environment.

Description of Duties

  • To provide a senior role in an integrated planning and budgeting cycle across faculties and professional services
  • To provide professional, senior support to the strategic planning and performance monitoring processes across the University
  • To support the development of University strategy and evaluate its effectiveness; monitor the implementation of institutional strategies and their impact, and recommend improvements to reduce risk and exploit opportunities
  • To support development of a performance culture, and with colleagues, work to optimise the use of the management information to support effective, strategic decision making 

Essential Criteria

  • Degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working in a policy and planning environment with a sound knowledge of the higher education sector and an interest in the external and political factors which impact upon the sector
  • The ability to develop effective networks and interact well with colleagues at all levels, both within and outside the University, and to maintain strong, productive relationships
  • The ability to influence senior decisions that have a strategic impact

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/work-at-stirling/list/details/?jobId=2921&jobTitle=Deputy%20Head%20of%20Policy%20and%20Planning

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