Director of Data Quality & Strategic Planning – Grade (Executive Level)


29th January 2018

Office for Students

Ref: OFS-001/P


The University of Bolton is embarking on an ambitious enhancement agenda as a “Teaching Intensive, Research Informed” University. Its robust financial position and recent achievements put the University in a good position to capitalise on the challenges and opportunities of the current HE environment.


As a result of a forthcoming planned retirement we are looking to recruit an experienced, talented and proactive individual to join the University Executive Board to play a key institutional role with accountability for data quality, ensuring timely submission of external data and strategic planning (at both the institutional and departmental level).


The successful candidate will not only be highly qualified and with substantial relevant experience in the areas of data governance and planning but will possess excellent organisation, communication and problem-solving skills and be able to demonstrate political acumen, high emotional intelligence with an acute awareness of current and future developments in Higher Education.


For an informal discussion about the opportunity please feel free to contact Professor Patrick McGhee (Assistant Vice-Chancellor) on (01204) 903002 or


A job description and person specification can be viewed on our website: or requested by email: Alternatively, please telephone our 24 hour answering service on extension 3579 (Please leave your home address details). Please remember to quote the position reference number.


Applicant’s should summit a full CV plus a cover sheet of no more than two sides of A4 setting out their suitability for the role and current remuneration. Please ensure you quote the position reference number on all documentation submitted.


Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, for more information please visit No agencies.


*Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 January 2018


*Please note, the university reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of applications are received.


The University of Bolton strives to achieve equality of opportunity