Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Head of Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Head of Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence

£57,696, rising to £64,914 Full Time, Permanent - Professional Ser

Oxford Brookes is a leading institution dedicated to academic excellence, research, and fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We are seeking a highly motivated and strategic individual to join our team as Head of Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence leading the Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence team (SP&MI) in the Strategic Change and Planning Division.

The Strategic Change and Planning Division (SCAP), within the Directorate of Academic and Student Administration (ASA) exists primarily to support strategic decision-making and the Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence team act as a bridge between evidence sources and the university business areas, applying their professional skills and expertise to help answer essential strategic questions being addressed by our colleagues in academic faculties, marketing & recruitment, Academic and Student Administration, etc.

Overall purpose of post:

As the Head of Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our institution. Leading the Market Intelligence team and collaborating with Faculty Planning Partners, you will be instrumental in supporting the University, Faculties, and MRE (Marketing Recruitment and Engagement Directorate) in the creation, development, and continuous review of strategic plans and recruitment strategies.

In this dynamic position, you'll lead the University's regulatory policy analysis and higher education horizon scanning. The role involves staying abreast of market trends, competitor movements, and customer shifts in real- time. Through comprehensive evaluation, you'll contribute to enhancing our institutional competitive position and drive the development of forward- thinking strategic plans.

We are on the lookout for an individual with extensive expertise in market research, policy analysis, building and leading high-performing teams of market researchers, and leveraging market intelligence data to provide actionable recommendations that inform strategic decision-making.

This is more than a job; it's a leadership opportunity. The ideal candidate will bring a proven track record of leading and developing teams of market research professionals, showcasing an ability to not only generate and maintain strategic plans and policies but also deliver on their operational elements.

Experience in the Higher Education industry is desirable, but not essential.

If you're ready to make a significant impact, driving innovation and success in a leadership capacity, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Further details can be found in the attached JD and Person Specification.


At Oxford Brookes, we prioritise the well-being of our employees—both physically and mentally, as well as financially which is why we provide a diverse and comprehensive benefits package to support our team.

As an Oxford Brookes employee, you will enjoy a total of 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days).

We encourage and support hybrid working where the role allows and ensure that you have the necessary equipment to allow you to work flexibly.

We have an extremely competitive Local Government pension scheme (19.2 % Employer contribution rate), as well as providing all staff with a cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document 'All about Brookes' below.

CV and Personal Statement:

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

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https: // my.corehr.com/pls/oburecruit/erqjobspecdetailsform.jobspec?pid=161899 Closing Date : 25-Feb-2024 Vacancy ID : 161899 Faculty or Directorate : Academic and Student Administration Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus For more information : [email protected] Posted on : 07-Feb-2024

Job details


Head of Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence


Oxford Brookes University


United Kingdom


February 08, 2024

Application deadline

February 25, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics

About the employer

Voted the UK’s top modern university (QS World University Rankings 2021), Oxford Brookes University is a campus university located in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. There are three campuses that are part of the university, linked by the BROOKESbus. The Students’ Union and the many societies on campus help to build the close-knit but diverse community Oxford Brookes is known for. Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021).

Oxford Brookes is a diverse and exciting place to study, with students from more than 140 countries making up 17 per cent of the student population. It provides an exciting student experience, with an internationally-focused atmosphere both academically and socially. With a huge range of events and societies, as well as an excellent student support system, students can make the most of their university experience.

Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020), Oxford Brookes is known for the standard of teaching that its faculty provides. 94 per cent of the research at Oxford Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014), which means students are learning from leaders in their field.

Oxford Brookes has excellent graduate outcomes, with over 95 per cent of Oxford Brookes students in employment or further study within six months of graduating, and students have access to career support throughout their time at university to ensure they can achieve their career goals.

The quality of the academic teaching at Oxford Brookes has an outstanding reputation, with a total of 11 faculty members having been awarded National Teaching Fellows, the most prestigious award in UK higher education teaching. 

Students are taught by faculty members who are experts in their field and who are constantly undertaking new and important research in these areas. 94 per cent of the research at Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Students are able to exchange ideas with teachers who work collaboratively to push their subject area forward. Students at the university benefit from new ideas being exchanged and developed between their own teachers and departments across the world. Oxford Brookes is well known for its international and global focus.

Students can live in university accommodation, a great place to meet people and settle into university life. Full-time first-year international students starting in September are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they would like it and are able to meet the application deadlines. There are a range of halls in and around the three campuses, with on-site support at all of them. All halls are on a BROOKESbus route and students living in halls can purchase a discounted bus pass entitling them to free travel on these services.

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