Senior Planning Officer

University of Bedfordshire
May 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£46,974 - £56,021
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Senior Planning Officer

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Grade 8 £46,974 - £56,021 per annum



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The Strategic Improvement team is a relatively new team at the University of Bedfordshire that is responsible for providing high quality analysis and reporting to support the achievement of the university's overall strategic and operational objectives as it delivers its Transforming Bedfordshire strategy.

The Senior Planning Officer is a new role that will play a key part in developing the new Strategic Improvement capability by contributing leadership and technical expertise to at least one of the following two areas: data governance and/or business intelligence frameworks. The role will make a significant contribution to supporting data-informed decision-making at the university through improved data quality and analysis.

The role is also responsible for leading the university's annual HESES return to the Office for Students and acting as a key interface between HESES and the HESA student record and other statutory returns (which are compiled outside of the Strategic Improvement team).

The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills combined with excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with a range of audiences across the university. They will have direct experience of compiling HESES returns, and strong experience in data governance to improve data quality and/or the development of business intelligence frameworks. They will also be a good problem solver with a collaborative working style and a desire for continuous improvement.

This is an exciting time to join the Strategic Improvement team as it develops its analysis and insight capability. If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact [email protected].

Interviews will be held on either Wednesday 5 th or Thursday 6th June 2024.

For a full job description and person specification please click here.

The post will be based at Luton (with travel to other campuses as required). There is an opportunity for hybrid working (based on three days a week on campus.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

To apply:

Please log on to our website www. and complete the online application.

Please quote reference number and job title. Please note CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

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