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Strategy and Planning Officer

University of Sheffield - Professional Services - Department of Strategic Planning & Change

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £37,099 to £45,585 per annum. Potential to progress to £49,794 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution. (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: UOS040211

Contract type: Fixed-term for two years

Location: Sheffield (Main Campus)

Do you thrive in dynamic environments and enjoy translating complex information into strategic action?

Are you curious at heart, unafraid to challenge the status quo and believe we can accomplish more by working together?

Then step into this exciting role as a Strategy and Planning Officer at the University of Sheffield!

We are looking for a new member of the team to play a key role in helping the University to realise its vision to deliver life-enhancing research, innovation and education. In this varied role, that is at the heart of institutional planning and decision making, you will be part of the Planning & Performance team within the Department of Strategic Planning & Change (SPC) contributing to institution-wide scenario planning and business partnering for departments and faculties.

As a team we:

  • Work closely with senior leaders, becoming their trusted partner in crafting mid-term strategies, identifying key opportunities and risks, and measuring progress against ambitious goals.
  • Develop deep relationships with colleagues, understanding their challenges, priorities, and aspirations.
  • Transform complex information into clear, actionable insights that inform crucial business decisions.
  • Think hard about our context and what might happen in the future in order to help university leaders navigate emerging opportunities and overcome obstacles.

So, if you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a knack for analytical thinking and problem-solving, and the ability to collaborate effectively and influence senior stakeholders - we would love to hear from you.

What we offer:

  • 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
  • Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
  • A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working (with the expectation that staff will work on site based on business need and this will be a minimum of 8 days per month).
  • A highly competitive pension scheme.
  • Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
  • A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
  • An inclusive and diverse workplace.
  • A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.

Further information can be found at www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/benefits

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

Join our supportive, dynamic team and make a real difference to the lives of students, researchers and our local and global community. Apply today!

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