Job offer available in Scotland Planning Officer – AD2066ML at University of St Andrews

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We are seeking a professional, highly motivated and organised individual, with a commitment to excellent service, to join the Planning unit as a full-time Planning Officer.

Working under the leadership of the Director of Planning, the Planning unit ensures coherence and collaboration across the institution to inform and strengthen strategic decision making. We provide professional expertise for planning, external policy and data analysis, management information provision, timetabling and risk.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent analytical, numeracy and accuracy skills; will have detailed knowledge and understanding of the HE sector; with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a flexible approach, enabling you to provide a tailored service to all stakeholders.

The role holder will be responsible for: 

  • Supporting the planning function across the institution pro-actively, as well as on demand, through the supply of appropriate and timely policy and data analysis and management information.
  • Ensuring the successful delivery of the day-to-day operations of Analytical Services function within the Planning Unit.
  • Preparing relevant briefings, recommendations and advice for stakeholders across the institution, in particular for Senior Management to enable decision making.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

In 2018 the University will establish the Eden Campus; purpose built office accommodation at Guardbridge, by St Andrews, to provide a state of the art working environment for a number of our Professional Services Units. It is anticipated that up to 350 Professional Services staff from a range of Units will be based in the new development at Guardbridge.

This post may be primarily based at Eden Campus.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to: Laura Knox, Director of Planning Tel: 01334 462116, or Email:

Interview Date: 1 September 2017

Please quote ref:  AD2066ML

Closing Date: 11 August 2017

Further Particulars: AD2066ML FPs.doc