Planning and Performance Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£40,322 - £49,533
Friday, 27 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 26/01/2020  
Salary £40,322 - £49,533
Package plus excellent benefits  

Job description

It's an exciting time to join the Planning and Business Intelligence team at Edinburgh Napier University

Opportunity has arisen to join our planning and business intelligence department as Planning and Performance Manager. In an ever-changing higher education landscape and as a progressive institution, our leadership team combines strong sector knowledge with wider industry experience and best practise. We are investing in capacity and capability for the future.

Planning and Business Intelligence supports the University's strategic direction and plans through effective corporate planning and delivery of management information to support strategic decision-making. 

The role 

You will play an important part in shaping the University's academic portfolio to ensure that it is forward-facing and aligned to the strategic goals of the University.  

Working with the reporting team, you will lead and improve the quality and provision of management information with a specific focus on developing planning and forecasting solutions for integrated planning.  
You will lead and manage a small team responsible for student number and tuition fee planning, statutory returns, horizon scanning and management information reporting.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for you to have experience of working in a strategic planning office, providing management information and intelligence to senior management to inform and influence decision-making. Ideally you will have a working knowledge of the Higher Education Sector and have demonstrable experience in managing a small team.

You will be able to initiate and maintain a network of relationships and work proactively with multiple stakeholders within our schools and professional service departments, making key recommendations and providing appropriate help and advice.

Applicants must possess:

  • A Degree or relevant experience 
  • Numerate and mathematical skills
  • Demonstrable experience of analysing, writing and contributing to papers that concisely deliver senior management with information that should be used in the decision-making process.
  • Proven experience of developing innovative and cost-effective solutions for the delivery of new management information that improve strategic and operational decision-making

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience of developing planning and forecasting tools that integrate different sources of corporate information 

If this opportunity sounds of interest, please click here to read the full role profile/description.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme  with an Employer contribution of 20.4%, flexible working, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

Salary: GBP 40,322 - GBP 49,533 per annum (Grade 6)

Additional information

Closing date:  Sunday 26th January 2020 (Midnight GMT)
Interviews: Monday 10th February 2020

Please note, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.