Head of Strategy, Planning & Performance Fixed Term
Your new company
Leading university based in central London are seeking an experienced professional for a maternity cover contract to a key role as Head of Strategy, Performance and Planning. The university are currently mapping out plans for a new fundraising campaign, with the ambition that is will be even more successful than their previous award-winning campaign, in order to make a real and positive difference to the world we live in. This means a period of change will occur and the university requires an accomplished individual in this key role in order to manage these change projects and support in the implementation of this new campaign throughout the maternity cover period.
Your new role
The Head of Strategy, Performance and Planning will be a fixed term contract position, initially until April 2018, reporting into the Director of Strategy and Operations. In this role you will help stakeholders to make informed choices, plan effectively and in doing so support the best chance of success in a competitive fundraising environment. Ensuring they are informed by insights about their markets and their performance, you will lead on developing the strategy and ensuring they implement it well in order to meet the university's ambitious goals.
You will manage and develop the Strategy, Performance and Planning Team comprising of four direct reports, at senior project manager level, with a dotted reporting line for supporting admin resource. You will develop and deliver the teams operational plan, reviewing, refining and reporting on it in line with process. You will drive forward the development of and clear articulation of priority projects, maintaining strategic oversight of the portfolio.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a sharp and analytical individual, with strong project management skills that can achieve a successful implementation. To be successful you will need to quickly build strong relationships across the team and with key contacts at the University and NHS Trusts. You will be a creative, self-starter who is comfortable in a fast-paced and changing environment.
What you'll get in return
This is a rare opportunity to join an ambitious team at a leading university and help make a difference. You will have a real influence on the choices the university makes and will make a significant contribution to the launch of the next fundraising campaign. The salary on offer is £49,000 to £60,000 per annum, depending on experience with a competitive benefits scheme that includes generous leave allowance, pension contributions, training and development, flexible working options, annual season ticket loans.
This is an ideal role to interest someone who is very experienced who is looking for an interesting interim opportunity, or for a candidate nearer the start of their career at this level, who is looking for a really involved role to drive their career forward.
What you need to do now
If you are interested please send an update CV now without delay. Closing date is 23rd June and interview will take place very shortly after.