The University of Wolverhampton

Senior Planning Officer

Wolverhampton Campus
Offices of the Vice-Chancellor
Contract Type
Advert Status
31,302 to 34,188 per annum
Closing Date
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The University of Wolverhampton holds a distinctive place within the Higher Education sector, and is one of the most successful modern universities delivering excellence in teaching and research, widening access and business engagement. As a University of and for the region, our mission commits us to delivering vocationally relevant programmes based on the needs of our locality with 80% of our students coming from within a 25 mile radius.


As part of the Offices of the Vice-Chancellor, the Strategic Planning Office provides a range of professional services to support the University. We are responsible for providing  analytical and practical support underpinned by data analysis to OVC and across the University to ensure delivery of our strategic aims. Managing the assurance processes for, and analysis of, all Statutory Returns is also a key function of the Office. 


We are looking for a new Senior Planning Officer to join our small team. Reporting to the Deputy Head of area with specific responsibility for a particular area, (likely to be in the area of Statutory Returns), you will be one of five Officer roles expected to work flexibly and provide support and cover for each other when required. The roles are  pivotal to the development of our service and success in ensuring the University’s strategies and priorities are underpinned by a data-driven and evidence-based approach.


We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a proven track record in analysing and interpreting complex data from a range of sources. You will be expected to provide advice and guidance to staff at all levels, attending meetings and building relationships throughout the University.


The role demands a knowledge of strategic planning and analysis methods and the ability to interpret complex data and translate it into meaning meaningful analysis for a range of audiences is paramount. An understanding of the importance of statutory returns within the HE sector, and an awareness of the data submitted within the returns is also required.


This is a permanent post with a comprehensive range of benefits available to the successful candidate.


For informal enquiries please contact Noelle Rumball on 01902 321893.

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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