Director of Strategic Insight and Business Analysis

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Leeds Beckett University


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Role Managed by:

Yana Shevkirova

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate on experience

Closing Date: 15/07/2019

Formal Interview Date: Thursday 26th September

Leeds Beckett University is a modern, professional university with ambition, located in a thriving city, offering a great quality of life.  We are a major employer and business with over 3,000 staff and in the region of 25,0000 students from almost 100 countries around the world.

We are seeking an outstanding professional to fill the new role of Director of Strategic Insight and Business Analysis. You will drive a step change in the provision and use of insight and intelligence across the University. You will join our senior management team, reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Resources) and advising the University Executive Team and other senior leaders.  You will provide the high-quality management intelligence, related analysis and insight to inform high-level strategic decision-making. You will synthesise multiple internal, UK higher education sector and other relevant information into content that is authoritative, reliable and informed.  You will shape our strategic insight resources for the future.

You will be able to demonstrate outstanding communication and collaborative skills and proven expertise in developing data-driven business analysis and insight, ideally gained within a complex, competitive and regulated operating environment. Critically, you will demonstrate how your insight and your strong ability to influence at the highest levels has contributed to successful performance and impact for your organisation. We are open to applications from outside the higher education sector.

Our University is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable working environment that values equality and diversity. We strongly encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this role.

We are being supported in this search by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full CV and covering letter detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements.

The closing date for applications is noon GMT on Monday 15th July. 

Salary commensurate on experience.