Senior Planning and Performance Manager

£42,304 - £49,904 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
08 Jun 2017
02 Jul 2017
Contract Type

UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Development)

Senior Planning and Performance Manager

Flexible Working

UCL is London’s Global University. We do things differently here and we take the long view. We are not afraid to take risks. We remain focused on making a major contribution to the long term benefit of humanity. We have launched ‘It’s All Academic’, UCL’s bold new global Philanthropy and Engagement Campaign to raise £600m to support students, research and the transformation of our campus ( ). It will enable us to achieve more than ever before to secure our position as one of the world’s top higher education institutions.

From fighting dementia to ensuring generations of students reach their full potential: It's All Academic. UCL’s ideas and discoveries are shaping the future, improving lives and having a massive impact on London and the wider world. There has never been a more exciting time to join our Development office. We are a team of exceptionally ambitious, creative and passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things, and we would love for you to be part of this exciting journey and our success.

This is your chance to play a pivotal role in delivering our Campaign. As the Senior Planning and Performance Manager you will lead our office in effective business performance planning, providing support for careful financial management and producing and analysing management information to enable sound decision-making.

As the successful candidate you will have extensive experience of financial management, including budget preparation, variance analysis, investment appraisal and financial reporting. A proactive self-starter who can deliver results in a fast-moving and changing environment, you will be comfortable with synthesising complex information and representing this effectively to various audiences. Your solutions-focused approach and ability to problem solve effectively will be crucial in this role, as will your excellent interpersonal skills.

We know that our people are our greatest asset and in return we provide an empowering, values-based environment where personal and professional growth is invested in. We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours – this role could be part-time (minimum 21.9 hours per week). We also value mutual respect and collaboration, and have a strong customer-service ethic. Expectations are high and we work hard, but the rewards are huge. UCL is an outstanding place to work. We welcome people from all backgrounds and strive to create an environment where everyone can give of their best. Working with some of the greatest intellects in the world, you will also be entitled to a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance.

For more information about our philanthropic activities please visit:  

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to   on Reference Number 1643447.

To find out more about the role, please contact Martin Wedlake, Executive Head of Strategic Planning. For any queries about the application process, please contact Cameron McNeil, People Coordinator. Both can be reached by phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3804 or email:  

Closing Date: 2 July 2017

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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