DRIVE DECISIONS Director of Strategic Planning and Analytics | the University of Warwick
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DRIVE DECISIONS Director of Strategic Planning and Analytics | the University of Warwick RECRUITMENT PACK – DECEMBER 2017
“The University of Warwick is one of the most exciting universities in the UK. We have the highest teaching and research standards, coupled with business acumen and a thirst for innovation. We know that our people are our very best asset. The people I’ve worked with since joining Warwick have consistently shown their energy, imagination, expertise, dedication and potential. We encourage people to act on their ideas, providing they’re first class. If this sounds like an environment in which you’d thrive, our Director of Strategic Planning and Analytics post could provide you with a great opportunity to move into the next phase of your career.” Rachel Sandby-Thomas Registrar, University of Warwick
57th DIRECTOR OF IN THE WORLD QS World University STRATEGIC PLANNING AND ANALYTICS Rankings 2018 Your opportunity to sit at the heart of decision-making at one of the UK’s top universities. We’re looking for a strong At Warwick, we’ve rapidly become We’re proud of the links we have one of the most successful young with our home city of Coventry, and leader who will ensure our universities in the UK. With a with communities across management information dynamic and forward-thinking Warwickshire and the West Midlands. is utilised effectively across culture, and a reputation for We’re equally proud of the impact we combining innovation with the have on skills, social mobility, well- Warwick. Your insights will relentless pursuit of excellence, we being and economic development, inform and drive our are firmly established within the top including activities with two strategic planning ten of all UK university rankings – and innovative higher education since we entered the top ten we’ve developments in industrial cold-spots processes and resource never left. We’re currently 57th in the within the UK. But we’re ambitious allocations. world (QS World University Rankings enough to look beyond our 2018). In the Government’s recent immediate surroundings: we recently Teaching Excellence Framework we opened a new space in London, You and your team will be were awarded silver status. This adding to our presence in The Shard. responsible for collecting and shows we’re a university that At the same time we’re developing a analysing Warwick’s data, ‘consistently exceeds rigorous strong presence in Europe. Our global providing insights into what it tells national quality requirements for UK relevance is growing, with one-third us about performance. higher education’ and achieves of our alumni living overseas, and ‘excellent outcomes for its increasingly strategic partnerships in Your work will play a key role in students…with an institutional China, continental Europe and our institutional strategy. And culture that facilitates, recognises and Australia. you’ll work closely with colleagues rewards excellent teaching’. across our academic and professional communities, as well as external colleagues.
17th of the world’s most international universities (Times Higher Education) OUR STRATEGY AND POLICY GROUP Pulling together several new and existing teams at Warwick, this newly founded Group will play a significant role in the future success of Warwick as it drives forward our strategy and policy agenda. Your team, Strategic Planning and Analytics, is one of several within our Strategy and Policy Group. The other teams include: International Strategy and Relations – developing our relationships across the globe, whether in established footholds or unchartered waters. Social Inclusion – core to Warwick’s DNA has been our commitment to challenging the status quo. We’ve always been passionate about our work in social inclusion and our reputation for widening participation is now firmly cemented. Policy – building upon our strong engagement with regional and national elected officials and policy makers, consistently and effectively co-ordinating and representing our strategic agenda. Regional Strategy and Partnerships – working with our regional partners to connect the intellectual assets and expertise of our staff and students, our facilities and capabilities. Together we deliver positive economic, social and cultural impact, making our region a better place in which to live, work and study.
THE ROLE The Director of Strategic Planning and Analytics will lead, manage and develop the University’s effective utilisation of management information. Responsible for collecting and analysing the University’s data, providing insights into what it tells us about performance and using it to inform and drive the strategic planning processes and resource allocations. Job responsibilities and duties Skills and experience required • Provide leadership and development of strategy for university planning and resource allocation in relation to student numbers and teaching activity. This Strategy and Policy includes responsibility for the overall framework for the provision of data and • Educated to degree level or equivalent management information and its accuracy. It also includes the ongoing development of management information systems to ensure they are fit for • Postgraduate qualification in a related area (desirable) purpose and can underpin robust strategic planning and forecasting. The • Significant senior management experience to lead a diverse team of professionals management information framework will be cross-functional and University-wide to enable effective institutional planning. You’ll initiate and trial new management • Detailed knowledge and expertise of data management and application to policy information systems and frameworks to develop, lead and implement new areas of and strategy policy and identify the emerging MI needs for the institution. • A good understanding of government policy on higher education • Prepare and submit high quality data returns to the relevant regulatory bodies, both • Substantial experience of staff management and budgetary control in relation to staff and student data. This involves adhering to external • The capacity to master new areas of knowledge and skills rapidly and handle requirements and assessing institutional/reputational impact of external complex data submissions e.g. league tables. • The experience of leading, organising and planning numerous complex long term • Lead and analyse the nature and determinants of institutional performance to drive activities and events management decisions. • Good IT skills and experience of management and implementation of systems and process development • Develop and deliver the management information-related elements of the institutional strategy and working with senior stakeholders including Professional • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to negotiate Services colleagues, the Provost and PVCs, manage its systematic implementation. and influence individuals or groups on complex and potentially controversial issues. • The ability to influence senior stakeholders from both academic departments and • Develop and lead the process for academic strategic planning across the institution professional services is crucial since the post holder will be the key source of both annually and over longer term horizons, including in relation to student expertise on policy matters within their area of responsibility numbers/load, space demand and utilisation to inform wider strategic planning. • Meticulous attention to detail, a highly organised approach to dealing with work • Work in conjunction with academic schools/faculties in the process of strategy and the capacity to progress a range of tasks and projects at one time development and renewal. • The ability to work across functions and departments and to demonstrate awareness of areas of related interest. • Be responsible for the University’s planning in relation to its teaching activities to negotiate, develop and identify potential new areas of academic development and strategy.
OUR STRUCTURE Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council Sir David Normington Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Stuart Croft Commercial Director Registrar Group Finance Director Secretary to Council TBA Rachel Sandby-Thomas Rosie Drinkwater Philippa Glover Commercial Finance and Resources Business Development Finance Estates • Governance Tom Britton Andrew Smith James Breckon • Internal Audit • Commercial and Systems • Finance • Institutional Resilience • Warwick Employment Group • Retail, Cafes, Bars, Restaurants • Group Accounting • Operations • Warwick Conferences • Procurement and Insurance • Warwick Accommodation • Departmental Services • Capital Programmes • Warwick Arts Centre • Financial Control and Projects • Warwick Sport • Taxation Senior Link Officer Ian Rowley Corporate Finance Jenny Greenway Strategy and Policy • Press and Media Relations People Education Engagement People Group Education Group Engagement Group Strategy and Policy Group • Strategic Programme Delivery Gillian McGrattan Roberta Wooldridge-Smith (Acting) Ian Rowley Richard Hutchins • Human Resources • Academic Office • Marketing and Communications • International Strategy and Relations • Organisational Development • Student Recruitment, Outreach • Public Relations • Social Inclusion IT Services • Children‘s Services and Admissions • Development • Regional Strategy and Partnerships • Health and Safety • International Student Office • Business Engagement • Policy IT Services • Wellbeing Support Services • Teaching Quality • Strategic Planning and Analytics Michael Roberts • Campus Security • Careers and Skills • Warwick Print Knowledge • Innovation Management Knowledge Group Robin Green Legal and Compliance Services • Library • Research and Impact Services Legal and Compliance Services • Warwick Innovation Rachel Cower • Information and Data Compliance • Legal Counsel (Contracts) Departmental / www.warwick.ac.uk Faculty Administration
OUR STRUCTURE CONTINUED Our structure is relatively flat, empowering our people to act on their ideas quickly and efficiently. Heading up our professional services is our Registrar, who The Engagement Group The Commercial Group reports in to our Vice-Chancellor and President. Core Our Engagement Group provides professional oversight of This Group brings together excellent teams and leaders to functions of our administration are grouped under our Warwick’s reputation and brand. Its remit is to increase develop and deliver better, different services that generate Registrar, each led by a Director. These groups are understanding and support from the University’s key surpluses. supported by the Finance and Resources Group, which constituents, internally and externally. Its core areas are reports to the Group Finance Director, and the Commercial Business Engagement, Development, Marketing and These surpluses are used to help fund the teaching, Directorate which reports to the Commercial Director. Communications, and Public Relations. The Directors of research, facilities and experience necessary to achieve Warwick Arts Centre and Warwick Sport are included within Warwick’s ambition. The Education Group the Engagement Group to ensure that the activities of both All aspects of the student academic lifestyle are managed are part of the University’s overall approach to public and The Group is made up of Warwick Employment Group, within the Education Group. The group combines the community engagement. Warwick Conferences, Warwick Retail, Café, Bars and Academic Office, Teaching Quality, Student Recruitment and Restaurants. It also includes Warwick Arts Centre and Outreach and Admissions, and Student Careers and Skills. Strategy and Policy Group Warwick Sport. The Group works closely with academic departments and This new formation combines our Policy and Regional other professional service areas including Global Partnerships, alongside our strategic aims of International Secretary to Council’s Office Partnerships and University Marketing. Partnerships and Social Inclusion. These areas will be Independently reporting directly to the Pro-Chancellor and supported via our Strategic Planning and Analytics team Chair of Council, this office combines Institutional The Knowledge Group Governance, Internal Audit, and Institutional Resilience. Our culture of enquiry and creativity is supported through The Finance and Resources Group the Knowledge Group, which pulls together our Library, This Group draws together the Finance and Estates teams. In addition to the above groups, some other teams report Research and Impact Services, and Warwick Innovation. The Finance Office supports business planning and directly to our Registrar: Responsibility for data management and data compliance innovation in order to maximise the financial resources institutionally also lies here. available to Warwick and create the long-term sustainable • Press and Media Relations, who work to tell Warwick’s financial platform required for future growth. It also ensures story to the media. The People Group that we maintain our reputation for financial integrity and Support for our most valuable asset – our people – is led by reliability. • IT Services, which is charged with developing and this group. It comprises Human Resources, Organisational maintaining our IT infrastructure, and Warwick Print – Development, Health and Safety, and Wellbeing Support Estates plans, designs, builds, maintains and repairs our the in-house publisher, alongside innovation. Services. Wellbeing Support Services spans staff and student campus and has an ambitious programme of campus communities and helps ensure we have the best possible development over the next ten years. Estates is also • Legal Services, which works across Warwick and leads environment in which to live, work and study. responsible for Warwick Accommodation. the provision of legal guidance and contracts. • Strategic Programme Delivery, which supports institutional programmes and projects.
Professor Rachel Stuart Croft Sandby-Thomas CB Vice-Chancellor and President Registrar Stuart Croft became Warwick’s sixth Vice-Chancellor in Rachel joined Warwick as Registrar in September 2016 February 2016 after serving as Provost of the University and is responsible for the professional and administrative of Warwick, when he led fundraising. services of the University, under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor and President. Before this, Professor Croft was Pro- From January 2009 he was the Rachel chairs the University’s Before becoming a Director General, Vice-Chancellor for Research (arts and Chair of the British International fundraising trusts in Singapore and Rachel worked at the Government social sciences). Stuart joined the Studies Association, becoming South Africa, and is a member of the Legal Service, which she joined from University of Warwick in January 2007 President in 2011. Friends groups established in the USA City firm Linklaters where she qualified as Professor of International Security and in Hong Kong. Rachel also plays an as a solicitor. Rachel graduated from St in the Department of Politics and Stuart was appointed to the Council of active role in the development of the Catharine’s College, Cambridge with a International Studies (PaIS). He was the Economic and Social Research international partnerships for the double first class honours in Law. previously a Professor of International Council in 2011 and, in 2013, was the University and serves on various Relations and Head of the School of Ngee Ann Kongsi Professor of boards. She is a Trustee of LEAP Confronting Social Sciences at the University of International Relations at the S Conflict, a charity helping young Birmingham before coming to Rajaratnam School of International Immediately before becoming people handle conflict positively, and Warwick. Studies at Nanyang Technological Registrar, Rachel was Shadow CEO of Future-Fit, a social enterprise helping University in Singapore. the UK Government’s Institute for organisations to be sustainable. His research focuses on the political Apprenticeships. This followed eight and societal impact of security policy Outside Warwick, Stuart chairs the years of being a Director General in Rachel was made a Companion of the and he has published and edited a Board of the Equality Challenge Unit, the Department of Business, Order of the Bath in 2012 and named number of key publications and the sector agency that leads on Innovation and Skills where she held as one of the 2016 FTSE 100 “Women journals in that field. He also directed equalities and diversity. He also sits on roles in legal, corporate services and to Watch”. the Science and Security Programme various boards including those of policy (skills, regulation, large and for the Economic and Social Research the Russell Group and the Guild of small businesses and local Council (ESRC). European Research Intensive government). Universities. Stuart is a member of the In 2006, Stuart was elected as an Coventry and Warwickshire Local academician in the Academy of Social Enterprise Partnership Board, where Sciences and in the same year, as a he is co-chair of the Skills sub- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. committee.
24, THE UNIVERSITY 000 OF WARWICK STUDENTS Our highly prestigious Warwick today is a world-leading excellence and scholarships are university with the highest academic recognised internationally. We’re a British institution of and research standards. We have prime attraction for some of the higher education is grown to encompass 29 biggest names in worldwide one of the most departments and more than 50 business and industry, and ranked research centres and institutes in highly among great UK and world successful “young” the arts, medicine, science, and universities. universities in the social sciences. Warwick includes a world, is distinctive in business school, a medical school, All of this contributes to a an engineering school and a centre compelling story, one that’s little its global ambition, for education studies. The University more than 50 years old. Warwick and is unafraid to take enrols more than 24,000 students has earned a formidable reputation, risks. Our remarkable with one-third of them coming from but remains young enough to be overseas, representing 120 entrepreneurial and innovative, success has been countries. committed to changing the world. achieved in a relatively short period Warwick is a place of possibility, To learn more about Warwick, always looking for new ways to please visit: of time and we make things happen. We provide a www.warwick.ac.uk/about continue to excel in tireless yet supportive environment research and teaching. in which dedicated students, innovative lecturers, and ambitious Life on Campus corporate partners can make an www.warwick.ac.uk/about/campus impact. Our students, alumni and staff are consistently making an Residential locations near to the impact - the kind that changes lives, University of Warwick whether close to home or on a www.warwick.ac.uk/services/human global scale. resources/vacancies/relocation/inte rnational/la The achievements of our people help explain why Warwick’s research
RESEARCH We’re one of the UK’s In the UK Government’s Research interdisciplinary research in 11 key areas Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we of international significance, including leading research ranked 7th in the UK for the quality of food, sustainable cities, energy, universities, and the our research, with 87% of the University’s cybersecurity, innovative manufacturing, quality and impact of research activity classified as “world science and tech for health, behavioural leading” or “internationally excellent”. In science, global governance, materials, our research is all, 19 departments ranked in the top 10 international development, and reflected in our in the UK for research. connecting cultures - all among the most rankings. challenging issues we’ll face over the next Warwick’s research breaks new ground decade. every day. Through its work, Warwick contributes to the world and aims to Additional information about Warwick’s enhance life – from advancing delivery of research programmes and priorities is public services to improving human available at: health. Warwick’s Global Research www.warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities Priorities programme tackles the world’s toughest problems through
TEACHING and LEARNING At Warwick, we The global profile of both our students at university. Therefore, we ensure and staff ensures our teaching and teaching and learning goes hand-in-hand believe that teaching learning benefits from an international with both physical and mental wellbeing. doesn’t end with approach, broadening the Warwick’s It’s why our campus is a hive of learning your subject. community’s horizons. opportunities to stimulate, celebrate and contemplate. It’s why our teaching Those who teach at Warwick are is so highly regarded passionate about deepening the learning And our students realise how our around the world. of all our students, whether that’s by distinctive approach prepares them for using fantastic learning spaces, the future. We understand that the supporting in research, promoting world’s employers are increasingly calling learning across disciplines, or through upon a particular breed of leaders and innovative teaching methods. thinkers. We nurture students that are prepared to ask difficult questions, and We also understand that a healthy mind uncover surprising answers. and body will help our students flourish
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR WARWICK Warwick is a Core benefits include: fantastic place to • Competitive salary work, a place where you should expect • Attractive pension scheme the unexpected. • Generous annual leave You’ll enjoy 30 days’ paid annual leave, on top of four customary shut down days over Christmas and eight statutory bank holidays. If this isn’t enough, you’ll be able to buy up to 10 days extra. • Support with relocation (if applicable) To find out more about the many benefits of working at Warwick, visit www.warwick.ac.uk/benefits
HOW TO APPLY We know that attracting the highest quality staff is fundamental to achieving our aims. We’re committed to ensuring that recruitment and selection practice is professional, fair and effective. Discover more at www.warwick.ac.uk/services/equalops To find out how to apply, please contact our partners in this search, Search Higher. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Mark Holleran on 07920 531297. The closing date for applications is Monday 29 January 2018.
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