Kingston University

Kingston University

Head of Resource and Planning

United Kingdom

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Head of Resource and Planning


Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment


Faculty General (ECE)

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  • Job Description (PDF, 166.71kb)
  • The Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment (ECE) is currently seeking to appoint a new Head of Resource and Planning. We are looking for someone who is keen to be part of a high performing senior management team, providing high-level advice to the Dean & PVC and the Faculty Leadership Team. With previous experience of working in higher education, your strategic knowledge and leadership will be pivotal to successful delivery across our professional, technical, and administrative functions.

    Reporting directly to the Dean & PVC of ECE, you will contribute to the University's Town House Strategy by enhancing our students' life chances, through the role purpose and responsibilities, to help equip them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century's demanding workplace.

    The Person

    The successful candidate will be an effective leader and manager, with significant project management experience and delivery in higher education. You will play a vital role in the design, development and completion of key projects whilst constantly reviewing our operations and finding answers to non-academic related issues – all with an eye on optimising costs. You will have strong analytical skills, staff management, and financial management to deliver efficient and cost-effective faculty solutions. You will build relationships and bring internal and external stakeholders together to produce exceptional results.

    This role will call for a close partnership with the Dean & PVC, effective collaboration with senior leaders in the Faculty and across the University, and confident leadership of your Management Team.

    The Faculty

    There are few faculties across the UK university landscape as varied in their scope as the Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Environment (ECE). We teach and research across a wide range of subjects, allowing for real cross- discipline innovation and creativity. Our lecturers are experts – working at the forefront of their fields and actively engaged in research so they can bring advanced knowledge to their teaching. Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist laboratories, a public outreach centre, a specialist virtual reality centre, a rocket lab, flight simulators, renewable energy lab, and 3 new labs related to electric, electronic and robotics, as well as an advanced design studio. For future scientists and engineers, this combines to create the ultimate real-life space for practical learning. For academic professionals, this all adds up to a truly vibrant, exciting environment in one of the largest and most diverse STEM faculties in the sector.

    Further information

    This is a full time, fixed term position for 12 to 15 months, with a starting salary of £74,096 to £90,611 per annum.

    Interviews are expected to be held in person during January 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Robert Brunton, Faculty PA/Support Officer or Shannah Adams, Faculty Operations Support Manager.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

    Job details


    Head of Resource and Planning


    Kingston University


    United Kingdom


    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 10, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the university was renamed as Kingston University from Kingston Polytechnic.
    The institution has campuses in and around Kingston, United Kingdom. It also has a campus in Friars Avenue, London, and another campus at Crammer Terrace, London. Its Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston School of Art at Knight's Park and Roehampton Vale campus are linked together by the University's free inter-site bus service.

    Every campus is easy to reach as there are two mainline train stations, a network of bus routes, and major motorways. Also, both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports are easily reachable from the campus by both road and public transport. Within the university, there are four faculties that are Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Each faculty in the university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specific streams.

    Moreover, all these faculties undertake research in related areas of study. As per the December 2018 report published on the university's official website, it had 16,499 students out of which 3,158 were non-UK students. Each faculty has world class facilities. The Kingdom School of Art comprises world-class facilities, such as 3D materials workshop, digital media workshop, hackSpace, moving image workshop, photography workshop and printmaking studios. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing maintains various facilities, such as Scene of the Crime House, Learjet Lab and Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments.

    The university has a list of notable alumni. In the field of entertainment and film, the alumni of the university include actor Ben Barnes, American model, actress and journalist Angie Bowie, actress Jessie Cave, Hong Kong actor Sam Chan. In the field of arts, the alumni include artist and illustrator Eileen Aldridge, Turner Prize nominee artist Fiona Banner, photographer Richard Bryant, product designer James Irvine, product designer Jasper Morrison, and sculptor David Nash. In the field of fashion, the alumni of the university include Harper's Bazaar editor in chief and journalist Glenda Bailey, and fashion designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. In the field of architecture, there are David Chipperfield and Alexander Yusuf.

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