Resource Planner

London, United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Profile Administration - Administrative Roles
Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

The Resource Planner will assist the Head of Resource Planning with the allocation of resources to the Law School programmes and modules (present and future), including allocation of resource to teaching, programme and course design, exam drafting, updating materials and marking activity.  The role is critical in ensuring that all programmes are resourced effectively and efficiently within the Law School faculty, and includes the identification and management of resourcing needs within areas such as business development, education outreach activity, school operations and programme development.

Job Background

BPP University Law School has a reputation for excellence in professional education built on a proven ability to offer students the skills they need to succeed in a legal career.  Working with over 150 law firms, BPP prides itself on being at the cutting edge of professional legal education giving students the core skills and a competitive advantage to ensure success.

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority is introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and the Bar Standards Board is proposing changes to the Bar Professional Training Course.  BPP considers that it is essential that BPP is positioned to offer the SQE across all its Law School programmes and deliver a market leading BPTC.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Head of Resource Planning to plan the allocation of resource for the delivery of all in-classroom and online delivery of programmes
  • Work with the timetabling team to schedule the required teaching and related activity
  • Work with the Head of Resource Planning to plan the allocation of resource to the marking, exam drafting, course design and other related activity in relation to current Law School programmes across the centres
  • Assist the Head of Resource Planning to identify any gaps in resource which may require additional resource
  • Work with the Head of Resource Planning to identify and allocate tutor resource to be deployed for development and design of new programmes as required
  • Work with the Head of Resource Planning to allocate resource to business development and outreach activities
  • Organise class cover in the event of tutor sickness
  • Allocate personal tutors from the tutors at the relevant centre to all programmes
  • Assist the Head of Resource Planning to monitor annual leave, unpaid leave, sickness and TOIL records to assist with the forward planning and resource allocation of faculty and administrative staff and assist the Head of Resource Planning to identify any performance issues associated with this
  • Assist the Head of Resource Planning to undertake capacity management analysis to identify growing or reducing resource demands
  • Assist Head of Resource Planning to collate and process overtime and freelance payment claims

Department Law School - Staffing
Vacancy location UK, Nationwide

Candidate criteria


  • Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a resourcing environment
  • Experience of data analysis
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – at all levels
  • Able to effectively plan, organise and prioritise workload
  • Excellent IT and data analysis skills (particularly Excel) and an ability to develop new solutions
  • Able to develop rapport and build and maintain strong working relationships with law school tutors
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to work well in a team and be collaborative
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work on own initiative without daily supervision
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills
  • Creative


  • A relevant degree
  • Experience of working in the HE sector
  • Experience of using project management tools

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary Competitive

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