Strategy & Planning Manager – (Strategy & Planning – Recruitment and Admissions)


30th January 2022


Strategic Planning and Analytics Office – CU Recruitment and Admissions Ltd (CURA) insights team

£40,927- £46,042 with possible progression to £58,279

Coventry University has been ranked joint first amongst Modern Universities in England for career prospects and we are in the top 6 universities for student experience. Our commitment to providing the best for our students doesn’t stop with them, it starts with our people. Without our dedicated teams, we wouldn’t be ranked so highly or have won any of our numerous awards.

The Strategic Planning and Analytics Office (SPAO) is a key professional service delivering insight to a wide range of stakeholders to support evidence-based decision making across the business. We are seeking an exceptional Strategy & Planning Manager to join our team.

You will lead a team of analysts delivering actionable insight to support CU Recruitment and Admissions Ltd (CURA) and the wider group. CURA is developing a new strategy to student recruitment to meet ambitious student recruitment goals while also establishing techniques that position Coventry University Group as a leading local, national, and international recruiter.

Our ideal candidate will be highly experienced in managing a team of analysts to transform and exploit data using a variety of business intelligence and predictive technologies.  You may also bring prior experience of reporting within a recruitment and admissions environment. You will engage stakeholders, analyse possibilities to deliver robust business-focused insight.

A strong visual and verbal communicator, you will be capable of presenting your work to both technical and non-specialist audiences.  You will build enhanced data literacy, reporting skills, and innovative solutions to delivering insight to support CURA’s operational teams and strategic decision-making.  You will have outstanding analytical skills, attention to detail and experience of working with complex datasets using business intelligence tools including Salesforce, Tableau CRM, Tableau, Alteryx, Experian Aperture and Business Objects (or similar), along with a sound understanding of data governance principles.

This is a new role and an exciting opportunity to join Coventry University and make a significant contribution to our strategic direction and to the success of our students.


Coventry University will provide support to you in your career and working environment.  Whether you’re relocating to work with us, looking for support as an academic or just want to speak to other like-minded people, we’ve developed a support network for you.

As well as a competitive salary we have a range of impressive benefits some of which are; pension schemes, generous holiday allowances, flexible working, a childcare vouchers scheme, personal and professional development, employee networks and discounted membership to the University’s bespoke £4m sport and recreation centre where the University offers a physiotherapy service for all staff.

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Reference: REQ009179

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

To apply please visit the university website here