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Planning and Performance Officer

Strategic Planning

Location:  Wrexham
Salary:  £28,936 to £33,518 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 March 2018
Interview Date:  Thursday 22 March 2018
Reference:  1718046-3

Full Time Permanent Post

The Planning and Performance Officer is an exciting new and important role that will provide the capacity to work within existing procedures across the areas of risk management, information governance and compliance, and adapt and develop these as the University develops.

Working alongside the wider Strategic Planning Team this role willbe expected to develop and use established processes and identify and develop new approaches to managing risk, information governance and compliance that will enable the University to develop and follow best practice. As well as conducting desk research, surveys and focus groups as required, the role will be expected to engage with staff at all levels across the University, including arranging and delivering workshops.

This role will report to the Planning Manager (Performance and Compliance) and the post holder will be expected to provide an expert understanding of these areas,

  • Risk Management
  • Information Governance
  • Compliance

This includes understanding and conveying complex issues which may be highly detailed, technical or specialist, and fill the role as the University’s named officer for Data Protection in line with the requirements of GDPR legislation.  The post holder will take responsibility for the administration and implementation of processes involved across the above key areas, including providing up-dates and analysis for senior management and (where required) to relevant University Committees and Groups such as, but not limited to, Audit Committee and the Board of Governors.

Ideally the post holder will have relevant skills and experience in at least one of the three key areas identified above. However, candidates with no previous experience would be considered if they can demonstrate transferable experience, appropriate understanding and enthusiasm and preparedness to learn. Formal training in the role of Data Protection Officer will be provided.

The successful candidate will ideally be expected to have:

  • The ability to learn quickly areas of knowledge new to the post-holder and “master” the areas of knowledge to a level to provide expert advice.
  • The ability to work and communicate with a wide variety of staff, and to present and lead workshops.
  • The ability to refine information needs into actionable work and identify key issues.
  • Excellent attention to details and ability to work methodically and maintain highest standards of accuracy, consistency and thoroughness, including in report writing
  • An ability to manage several concurrent projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Experience of problem solving and working across an organisation
  • Experience of working with, and developing understanding across, colleagues in an organisation, preferably including the development and delivery of workshops.


  • Experience of working in a risk management role, in information governance or relevant compliance areas would be a significant advantage and, whilst not essential, experience within roles of a similar level of responsibility that have impact across an institution or organisation is advantageous
  • The ability to communicate in Welsh would also be an advantage but is not essential

Applicants are advised to apply early, we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

To apply in Welsh, please complete the attached application form and return to

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