Founded in 1796 as a place of ‘useful learning’, the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow is a leading international technological university proud to deliver world class education, pioneering research and innovative partnerships around the globe. We utilise our internationally leading teaching, research and translational expertise to solve the key global challenges of our age. As a socially progressive institution, we focus on impact, pioneering technologies not just for their own sake but because they help society economically, in its health, quality of life and its creativity.
We are now seeking an outstanding individual to join us as a Director of Strategic Planning to lead, develop and manage the University’s strategic planning framework, including performance measurement, data analytics, public policy, and corporate and information governance. You will report to the University Secretary and Compliance Officer and will be a member of the University’s Executive Team, which is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the University and delivery of Vision 2025. Engaging at the most senior levels in the University, you will provide advice to the Principal and the Executive Team, lead important business critical areas of the Professional Services, co-ordinate business planning and external and internal performance monitoring and play a key leadership role within the University-wide governance framework.
This is a broad strategic role, and we are looking for candidates with substantial senior leadership experience in strategy and planning gained in a large and complex organisation. You will have a proven track record of contributing to enhanced organisational performance through supporting the development and implementation of strategy and planning. With a deep understanding of government and public policy generally and higher education policy specifically, you will bring proven ability to think strategically, innovatively, critically and analytically about a wide range of complex issues, as well as extensive knowledge of best practice in corporate and information governance. An inspiring leader, you will use your excellent people skills to create a culture that delivers successful outcomes through people, developing and motivating teams to succeed.
For further information, including details of how to apply, please refer to the candidate information pack under supporting documentation.
Closing date for applications is: 5pm on Wednesday 8 December 2021
The University of Strathclyde is committed to achieving and promoting equality and diversity among our staff and welcome applications from underrepresented groups.