Strategy and Planning Manager

Full TimePermanent
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £45,400 – £54,880 plus benefits
Job Description

The Strategy and Planning Manager supports the Dean and the top executive team in creating, developing, communicating and implementing the Business School’s Vision, Strategy, Plan and ambitious growth agenda. The post holder understands, supports and contributes to the development of the totality of the School’s business model, operating model and activities. They identify, define and manage specific major projects and initiatives of high…

Job description
Job summary

The Strategy and Planning Manager supports the Dean and the top executive team in creating, developing, communicating and implementing the Business School’s Vision, Strategy, Plan and ambitious growth agenda.

The post holder understands, supports and contributes to the development of the totality of the School’s business model, operating model and activities. They identify, define and manage specific major projects and initiatives of high strategic importance. They bring together teams of staff from every area of the School to deliver major projects to time, cost and quality.
Duties and responsibilities

In this high profile high impact role you will

Support the Dean in developing, communicating and implementing the Business School’s vision, strategy and plan
Manage major Business School boards and committees
Identify, define and manage specific projects and initiatives of high strategic importance
Develop, implement and manage risk management processes
Develop and implement management information and reporting systems to support delivery of strategy
Oversee Dean’s Office Events and Communications
Manage the Dean’s Office team
Represent the Business School and the Dean’s Office at important conferences and events

Essential requirements

The successful candidate will have:

Proven ability to develop vision, strategy and plans for a business unit or team
Experience of analysing, explaining and disseminating information efficiently and effectively
Experience of line managing professional staff to deliver excellent service
Experience of working with and influencing very senior staff
Experience of managing complex projects
Experience of policy development and implementation
Experience of producing clear and concise presentations, briefings, graphics and other written material on complex topics for a range of stakeholders and audiences
Evidence of the ability to assess major issues affecting universities, and the needs of the academic environment
Proven capability to build and sustain effective working relationships and networks in a complex matrix organisation
Excellent interpersonal, influencing and relationship management skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Evidence of taking an innovative approach and creative problem solving
Ability to use personal initiative
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Evidence of excellent personal organisation and time management skills

Further information

The School and College have a range of policies to foster diversity and support all members of staff.

We are committed to staff development and the College’s Organisational and Staff Development department offers a great range of free training courses for staff.

The Business School is a great place to work. The Professional Staff Council organises informative lectures, an annual gala awards evening and supports various social clubs such as book, film and board game groups and 5 a side football.

We are located at the College’s South Kensington Campus, in the middle of London’s museum district and a short stroll from Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.
Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
Deliver positive outcomes
Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
Develop and grow skills and expertise
Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.
Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.