Senior Planning Officer Ref 2872

School/department: Planning, Information management and Compliance   
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 2872 
Salary: Starting at £39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum
Placed on: 6 February 2018  
Closing date: 22 February 2018.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: Week commencing 5 March 2018
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The University of Sussex is a dynamic, innovative, top 20 university. With a campus based in the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes from the city of Brighton and Hove, it provides an excellent working environment in a remarkable setting, combined with all that the city has to offer.

Creative thinking, intellectual challenge and collaborative working are fundamental to a Sussex education and that is reflected in our workplace too. So this is an exciting chance to join a team working at the centre of the University, with a genuine opportunity to make a difference to long-term institutional policy and planning.

The role sits within the Planning, Information management and Compliance Directorate which supports the development of the University through the provision of strategic planning and project management support services. The team plays a key role in promoting how strategic decisions are made and achievements are fostered at Sussex.

The role holder will support a range of the University’s strategic and operational planning activities, as well as have responsibility for the preparation and / or quality assurance of a range of statutory returns.

Working with the Head of Planning and alongside colleagues from across the institution, you will provide high quality support in a range of areas with particular focus on providing analysis and high quality data to support policy development, and giving assurance of planning and statutory requirements.

Experience of the Higher Education planning is essential and we are most interested in candidates who are able to provide logical analysis and interpretation of data, presented in clear, high quality reports.

This is an excellent opportunity to bring a range of skills and experience to bear in an exciting time of growth at one of the UK’s top Universities.

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please contact Dr David Cole, Director of Planning at

Download job description and person specification Ref 2872 [PDF 86.80KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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