Head of Student Number Planning

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7109923 (Ref.No. CSSPO1091)
Posted: September 8, 2022

Job Description

Salary: Grade 9 (£53,353 - £61,823 p.a. depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.   We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you someone with experience of working with in planning in a large complex environment? Can you work with senior colleagues to lead the planning and reporting of student numbers, a key element of the University’s activities and critical to the delivery of the University’s strategic ambitions? Can you successfully deliver key operational planning activities whilst also engaging with senior leaders to provide strategic insight and support?

This new post offers an exciting opportunity to play a central role in the implementation and realisation of the University Strategy 2020-30: Universal Values, Global Change.  The planning of student numbers is a key element of the University’s strategic and operational planning, significantly contributing the delivery of the University’s strategic priorities as well as being a cornerstone of its operational and financial plans.  

Working in the context of the University’s wider integrated strategic and operational planning processes, you will work closely with the Head of Strategy, Planning and Performance to own the successful delivery of the annual Student Number Planning (SNP) process.  You will ensure that the process responds to wider institutional developments and priorities and you will have lead responsibility for the successful implementation and continuous improvement of the process.

You will work closely with senior University leaders to ensure the process delivers the outcomes necessary to facilitate delivery of the University’s strategic ambition, interpreting and reporting complex data and information to provide them with insights that will support their strategic decision making.  You will also be responsible for the operational delivery of the business processes and operation of the newly implemented student number planning tool. The role will involve direct engagement with senior leaders in the University and as well as liaising closely with colleagues across Faculties and Professional Services and close liaison with the wider planning community across the institution. The role will require you to coordinate the contributions of broad range of stakeholders from across the University to successfully deliver an integrated process.

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.  Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.


What we offer in return

And much more!


If you are looking for an exciting role that will enable you to make a significant contribution to the delivery of the University’s new Strategic Plan, apply today.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mike Kennerley, Head of Strategy, Planning and Performance

Email: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Strategy & Planning Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £53,353 to £61,823 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 07 September 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 25 September 2022
Reference:  CSSPO1091

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.