Planning Manager

Job summary
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Planning Manager to lead a team responsible for the creation of timetables and schedules to ensure that exam results are delivered to time and quality.

The key purpose of this role is to deliver operational planning, scheduling, and resourcing whilst also designing future planning processes and driving delivery of continuous improvement activities by working collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders

What's involved:

•building strong and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
•lead a team of planners and schedulers
•ensuring the delivery of accurate timetables and schedules
•issue management, escalation and resolution
•support delivery teams in the production of team plans

What we're looking for:

•experience of working within a planning role within an operational delivery environment
•strong people management/influencing skills
•ability to communicate clearly and effectively
•proficient in using Microsoft Office packages
•good analytical skills to ensure delivery to deadlines
•strong knowledge of Excel and other planning tools

About AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. With a turnover of over £170m, we set and mark papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels. In the summer of 2018 we will award over 3 million qualifications. Born out of five leading universities, we have over a century of qualifications expertise. Today, we employ more than 800 people and work with around 30,000 teachers, lecturers, subject experts and academics, who help set and mark our exams.

At AQA we recognise our employees’ contribution and in return we are proud to offer an extensive reward and benefit package. This includes –

•a competitive salary
•standard 35-hour working week
•25 days annual leave rising to 30 days, plus all Bank Holidays and additional Christmas leave
•excellent contributory pension scheme
•an enhanced maternity/paternity

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter including your current and expected salary as one document via our website.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 27 June. Telephone interviews will be held initially followed by Face to Face interviews to be held week commencing Tuesday 9 July.

However, applications will be reviewed as we receive them and if a suitable candidate is identified, we reserve the right to close our adverts sooner.

No agencies, thank you.

AQA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. AQA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website.