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About the role

The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities.  With 4,000 staff and 20,000 students representing 115 nationalities, we have a truly global outlook.  We are ranked among the top 25 UK universities for research power according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) and our research has wide-ranging impacts on society, health, culture, and the environment, with 75% judged to be internationally excellent. Whether it’s our revolutionary work in DNA fingerprinting, the discovery of Richard III, or breakthroughs in the treatment of degenerative diseases, we consider education and knowledge to be a power for good. 

We are now seeking a Director of Planning to join us and lead and inspire a team that plays a vital part in the strategic development of the University.  Working with senior leaders, you will be responsible for the provision of high quality, data-driven strategic insight that informs organisational decision-making.  Bringing to bear a depth of knowledge of Higher Education sector dynamics, robust governance and assurance, statutory returns, and integrated planning processes, you will develop a sector-leading planning function. 

About you

Data intelligent and digitally led you will have experience of leading and influencing in complex stakeholder environments, and building effective working relationships with colleagues across a spectrum of expertise and perspectives. This is an opportunity for an experienced planning professional to shape a function that is fundamental to the enduring success of this vibrant and future-focused University. 

Additional information

For further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/1389/director_of_planning/ . Applications will close at 5pm GMT on 25th June 2019. 

We are committed to advancing equality of opportunity and are one of only ten universities worldwide to be an impact champion for gender equality movement HeForShe. 

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here