Planning and Insight Manager


19th July 2022

Do you enjoy working with and analysing complex data? Do you have an excellent eye for detail and a methodical approach to problem solving? Are you a skilled communicator with the ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders? We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Planning and Insight Manager to join our team.


Imperial is home to the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK University and is consistently placed in the top ten of the world rankings. The mission of the Strategic Planning Division is to understand and appreciate the academic mission of the College and to apply this within the context of expert knowledge of the external funding and policy environment. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in delivering this mission by providing management, insight and data analysis cross a breadth of topics that are central to higher education and the College strategy. An integral part of the division, you will distil the key insights and communicate these effectively at all levels of the College.

Duties and responsibilities

Managing the preparation of annual statutory funding returns and ensuring these optimise any future funding allocations from the Office for Students and Research England;

Managing the compilation of the annual Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) record returns and analysing reports and calculation based on HESA data;

Managing the analysis of all national (UK) and key international external league tables; and

Preparing a range of other management information and reports. These include, for example, policy analysis, supporting the College and Academic Strategy and using the College’s internal dashboards to share and present information.

Managing the work and duties of other team members within Strategic Planning


Essential requirements

Have a good honours degree or equivalent in a subject requiring numeracy

Have experience analysing complex datasets and summarising the emerging themes succinctly, including in written documents

Be highly numerate, with the proven ability to understand, analyse, interpret and explain complicated information and data

Have a high degree of computer competency, including a detailed understanding and demonstrated experience in the use of databases, spreadsheets and reporting tools

Have a strong eye for detail, with the ability to juggle a busy/ varied workload to tight deadlines

Demonstrate knowledge of, and an interest in, the higher education sector and the key issues it faces

Have good interpersonal and negotiation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and clearly with staff at all levels, both in written and oral communication

Have a methodical approach to problem solving and analysis


Further information
Full details of this role can be found in the Job Description.

This is a full time and open ended position, and you will be based in the South Kensington campus.

For more information or if you wish to informally discuss this role, contact Anna Shierson at

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.

Job Description.pdf
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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are:

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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