Interim Director of Strategic Insights and Planning

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  • Confidential


Ref: GSi91893

We are looking for an interim Director of Strategic Insights and Planning for a University in the Midlands. The role will focus on student number planning and statutory returns as well as the management of a large team. This role is to start during October and the client is looking for someone to work full time or 4 days per week with a hybrid working pattern.

This is a senior role within the Vice-Chancellor’s office with responsibility for developing and implementing a University-wide approach to planning, performance monitoring, risk and programme management.

Candidates must have extensive previous experience of planning and statutory returns at a senior level in a higher education setting.

The interim will be engaged on a fixed term contract with a salary or on a day rate, in which case this role would be in scope of IR35.

Interested candidates should send their CV to Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted about this opportunity.

Contract Length:

6 months

How to apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email


Craig Clarke: 07785 616 547