Director of Strategic Planning and Business Intelligence

London/Medway/Avery Hill, United Kingdom
£75,000 - £85,000
09 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Directorate

Location: Greenwich, Avery Hill and Medway
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 21 September 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2382

Please note previous candidates need not apply

Are you a sharp business thinker and leader with a passion for Higher Education? We are looking for an individual who can take our strategic planning and business intelligence to new and innovative heights, making a real difference to the continued success of the University.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Strategic Planning and Business Intelligence will be pivotal in leading strategic planning and the provision of business intelligence that will underpin organisation strategy and student success. They will work with senior stakeholders to influence decision making by explaining and advising on market and business intelligence insights. They will be outcomes focused, understanding what strategic and business approaches will drive the University’s continuing success. An agile and creative thinker and collaborative influencer, the successful candidate will be a first-class communicator with a passion for the Higher Education Sector. The individual will be committed to ensuring the University of Greenwich continues to deliver an excellent experience to our students, staff and wider communities. They will want to work within an inclusive and collaborative team, have the capacity to innovate and be able to inspire others to achieve in a changing and complex environment.

The University of Greenwich is a special place because of our commitment to transforming lives through inspired teaching and research and the energy and enthusiasm of our students and staff. We are proud of our history as an educational institution which provides opportunities for people of potential, regardless of background, and which enhances society through research and enterprise. 

We are proud of our heritage and our reputation as a diverse, multi-stakeholder institution with two London-based campuses and one at Medway in Kent, working closely with several local and international colleges to build partnerships that support students. We have invested over £175 million since 2013 in laboratories, teaching spaces and student facilities. We have, amongst others, a new Student Hub at our Medway Campus, the Dreadnought Building, Stockwell Street Library and the School of Design at our Greenwich Campus. We have ambitious plans for all our campuses redefining our buildings and creating new spaces for learning and leisure for our students.

This is an exciting time to join us. For more information, please review the full job description, candidate specification and details of how to apply, by clicking on the following link:

Should you wish to have an informal conversation regarding this post, please contact the Chief Financial Officer, Louise Watson at

Should you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the HR Recruitment Team at

Application deadline date: 21st September 2020, 11:59 pm. 

Longlisted candidates will be invited to a first stage discussion on either 24th or 25th September 2020. Those shortlisted will be invited to a selection centre on 1st October 2020 and a formal panel interview on 8th October 2020.

Salary circa £75k to £85k. More may be available for an exceptional candidate. 

We are under-represented by BAME colleagues at this level and would encourage and welcome applications from BAME candidates.

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

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