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Business Planning Manager


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £43,155 to £54,421 Per Annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 02 June 2023
Interview Date:   Tuesday 13 June 2023
Reference:  2276623VB

Do you have a strong understanding of Business Planning? Do you want to use your skills to make a real difference? Then look no further……. 

We are currently recruiting a Business Planning Manager to join our National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Co-ordinating Centre to help us achieve our mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Who are we?

We are an National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Co-ordinating Centre, hosted within the School of Healthcare, Enterprise and Innovation. The NIHR helps to fund, enable and deliver world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth. Our research helps turn discoveries into new or improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and services. It provides those working in the NHS, public health, global health and social care with the evidence they need to better support patients, the public and people who need care.

What will you do?

This is a varied role where the post-holder will be responsible for managing our business planning framework and corporate risk register. You will also ensure that all organisational and contractual reporting requirements are met. You will help to develop and implement a clear, agreed process for the development and review of service business plans to feed into the overarching business plan. You will also be responsible for maintaining and implementing an agreed process for handling new, additional work requests from Department for Health and Social Care. There will be some project management of the more complex medium and long-term administrative functions as well as a need to apply robust analytical skills and knowledge of business planning to inform decision making by senior management. 

Who are we looking for? 

We are looking for someone with proven experience within business planning who would be confident in providing expert advice to senior managers. Some of the key skills to be successful include: 

  • Proven project and people management skills
  • Able to plan and manage major new projects or significant new activities, ensuring plans complement broader organisational strategy
  • Strong relationship building skills with the ability to effectively negotiate/influence others
  • Flexible approach to work and able to manage conflicting priorities

How do we look after you?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so rather than take our word for it, why not listen to our staff about what it's like working here:

 We know that the world of work has changed and so we are open to flexible working arrangements and work in a hybrid way with staff expected to attend our Southampton offices around 20% of the time.

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability. We welcome applications from all with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. This role is offered as full time (35 hours per week) but we may consider part time to 0.8 WTE, please just state this in your application. 

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

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