Policy and Planning Officer

University of Exeter


University Corporate Services 

Policy and Planning 

This full-time (1.0 FTE) post is available from 2nd January 2024 on a permanent basis.  

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.  

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements. 

Summary of the role 

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the Policy & Planning team within University Corporate Services at the University of Exeter. Policy and Planning play a vital role in supporting the delivery of the University’s strategic objectives, working closely with Senior Management and staff from our three Faculties and Professional Services to provide a range of strategic insights to inform planning and decision making. The focus of this role will be supporting student number planning and academic workload planning across the institution, managing a small team to support that work.  

You will be educated to degree level or professional equivalent with a strong analytical and intellectual ability. You will be numerate and confident in the analysis and presentation of data, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to manage a diverse and stimulating workload. You will be able to assimilate complex sets of data and communicate the results clearly to a variety of audiences both internally and externally, as well as work independently and as part of a team in various roles. Experience in statutory returns and related data in the HE environment would be an advantage. 

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment. 


We offer some fantastic benefits including: 

  • 41 days leave per year 
  • options for flexible working  
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers 
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme 
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy 
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter, in the beautiful South West of England  

The University of Exeter  

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024).  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes. 

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.  More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).  

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City  

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment 

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces. 

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.   

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. 

Further information 

For further information please contact Fiona Kugele, [email protected]  

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