Director of Strategic Planning and Change


20th August 2019

Newcastle University is a thriving international community of more than 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide studying across our campuses in Newcastle upon Tyne, Singapore and Malaysia and our centre in London.

We are seeking to appoint to the position of Director of Strategic Planning and Change. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated colleague to lead an established function in support of the delivery of the University’s academic mission.  This is an exciting strategic opportunity for an aspiring professional with a depth of experience of planning in complex and diverse organisations.

Beyond ensuring the accuracy of statutory data returns and overseeing an important business improvement function, you will provide high quality and insightful strategic planning information that enables the Executive Board to make timely decisions and maintain the University’s competitive edge.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance and working closely with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and other Executive Board members, you will lead a dedicated team to provide robust management information that informs operational and strategic planning decisions

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Richard Dale, Executive Director of Finance at 

Interview date: 17 September 2019

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our colleagues and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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