Senior Planning Officer Ref 7333

School/department: University Operations and Strategic Planning
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 7333
Salary: starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 07 December 2021
Closing date:  19 January 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

The University of Sussex is looking for someone to join our growing Operations and Planning team.

With a strong background in Higher Education Planning and the current data landscape, you will be:

  • Excited about the prospects for delivering carefully curated data and insights, through new and innovative methods, to senior leaders at the University of Sussex.
  • Flexible and adaptable as it’s a varied and ever-changing role.
  • A great team leader, passionate about supporting and developing people.

It’s an exciting time to join the University of Sussex as we seek to appoint a new Vice Chancellor and embark on a major programme of investment in both education and research. You’ll be helping to ensure that decisions and new directions are evidence-based and data-driven.     

Please contact Emma Dawson ( for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 7333) (PDF 95.74KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] 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 in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) 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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