Planning and Reporting Officer

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Deadline: 01 Nov 2020

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Planning and Performance Department
Location:  Curzon Building
Salary:  £32,669 to £35,510 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 01 November 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 13 November 2020
Reference:  102020-353

Would you like to play a role in planning the future of Birmingham City University – in an unprecedentedly fast-moving environment?  Do you enjoy deriving patterns and insights from large, diverse data sets?  Do you take pride in making data work for the business?   The post of Planning and Reporting Officer within the Planning and Performance Department at BCU might be just for you.  

We are recruiting to the new role of Planning and Reporting Officer.   You will be part of a small, friendly team and you will report to the Head of Student Number Planning and Reporting.   You will undertake a range of student number reporting and analysis duties, including compiling and assuring crucial and complex data returns which are shared with Government agencies and contributing to PPD’s team vision to be a centre of excellence for data insights in the University.

The new Planning and Reporting Officer role will: 

  • Design flexible and appropriate in-year student number reports, responding to the needs of  stakeholders and working with them collaboratively across the University
  • Play a key role in the collation of key Statutory Returns, including the annual HESA Student Return 
  • Produce internal student number reports and forecasts using a range of techniques and technologies. 
  • Collaborate closely on student number information with a range of stakeholders in the University, including making presentations on data insights and  outturns    
  • Support innovative Business Intelligence solutions and presentation 
  • Contribute to PPD’s role as a centre of excellence for data insight in the University.  

You will need:

  • A degree, preferably in a numerate subject (Essential)
  • Experience  and evidence of delivery of student number statutory reporting in Higher Education environment (Essential
  • Knowledge of advanced Excel for reporting, dashboarding and modelling (Essential)
  • Experience of BI tools such as  Tableau,  PowerBI (Essential
  • Knowledge of statutory reporting requirements in Higher Education. (Essential)
  • Experience of effective cross-departmental working to deliver business solutions. (Desirable) 
  • Knowledge of SITS student record system. (Desirable
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to stick to deadlines (Essential)

With over 25,000 students on campus, BCU is the university for Birmingham – about 70% of our students come from Birmingham or the West Midlands.  As well as responding to the pandemic, we are embarking on a new five-year strategy to grow to respond to Birmingham’s increasing population and to meet the city’s needs for highly-skilled, flexible and competent graduates in a wide variety of career areas, ranging from musicians, artists and designers to engineers, lawyers and health professionals.  

The Planning and Performance Department is a small department delivering business insights, forecasting and essential management information, HE policy analysis and business intelligence directly to the Vice-Chancellor and their senior team, as well as to the varied academic areas of the University.  We inform decision making and help the University thrive in the strongly data-driven policy environment of English Higher Education.   Our remit includes policy research and impact assessment, student data reporting and analysis, forecasting, trend analysis, statutory reporting, surveys, and regulatory compliance work.  

Further details:

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Tier 2 visa under the points-based immigration system, however, applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Birmingham City University are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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