Senior Planning Analyst

Vice-Chancellor's Office

Northumbria is a modern research-intensive university with a global reputation for academic excellence. The External Returns Team, within Strategic Planning and Performance, ensure that income streams, league table measures and key performance indicators are optimised in data returns and reports to OfS, HESA, HEE, DfE and other external bodies.

You will coordinate, develop, and assure all processes leading to the accurate and timely compilation of each return, applying your working knowledge of current Higher Education returns, funding and regulatory issues.

Key returns include HESA Student, Staff, Aggregate Offshore and HE-BCI; OfS HESES, Annual Finance Return; ESFA (degree apprenticeships); HEE (Nursing/ Health related student and placements) and DfE (ITT).

You will be highly numerate, with excellent analytical capabilities and strong communication skills, delivering a high-quality external reporting service to internal and external customers.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mark Harland, External Returns Manager, at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Northumbria University is an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 22/08/2022

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