Director of Strategic Planning and Performance

Ref: 4043

City, University of London

London

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 03/04/2019

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continue to work towards realizing its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026. Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

The Director of Strategic Planning & Performance reports to the Vice-President (Strategy & Planning) and leads the Strategy, Planning & Performance Unit. The Unit’s work is central to the successful implementation of City’s Vision & Strategy 2026 and includes integrated central, School and Professional Service planning; performance reporting; risk management; and business and market intelligence. City is seeking to recruit a high calibre individual to help shape the future of the institution, working closely with the President, Vice-President, Executive Team and Executive Committee.

The Director is responsible primarily for leading, developing and co-ordinating City’s strategic planning processes, including high level operational planning; risk management and monitoring; and reviewing and reporting performance and progress. Other key responsibilities include the provision of comprehensive management information; analytical, research and statistical services; and advice to support the implementation of Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Director will possess exceptional strategic thinking skills; classic strategy consulting analytics; advanced interpersonal, communications and negotiation skills; and a passion for higher education. 

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

For further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/, quoting reference 4043. Applications will close at 9am GMT on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

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