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Director of Planning

Planning Office
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
57,000 - 78,000 a year
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Role Description

The Director of Planning is a key senior role in the University’s Corporate Services team and reports to the Deputy Registrar. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team that helps the University achieve its strategic goals and navigate a fast-moving higher education sector.

The Role
You will work with senior academic and professional services colleagues across the University, uniting our approach to strategic planning and horizon scanning, ensuring we can respond to a wide range of external challenges and opportunities. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a key impact on institutional strategy, further enhancing York’s reputation as a leading research intensive university and one which provides an excellent teaching and learning experience.

Key Requirements
You will be an experienced senior leader with the ability to harness the talent within your department. This will be supported by your understanding of the HE sector, funding bodies and priorities of the various stakeholders in the sector.

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a large complex organisation and of working at a strategic and operational level
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and lead effectively
  • Detailed understanding of the HE sector
  • Strategic insight as demonstrated by engagement in cross-institutional leadership and strategy setting

Salary is £57,000 - £78,000 (Senior Management Grade 9) plus excellent benefits. The position is available on a full-time (37 hours per week) open contract.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Paul Ellison (Recruitment Advisor)

Closing Date: 17 June 2018
Interview Date: 24 July 2018

Why York
The University of York is a highly successful institution with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years. Based on the edge of the historic city of York, our colleges are set in an attractive landscaped campus.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.