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Business Planning and Performance Manager

£56000 - £66000 per annum
Hybrid working

Job description

Morgan Hunt are currently working with a Central Government Organisation in their search for an interim Business Planning and Performance Manager to lead on business planning and organisational performance monitoring, while ensuring delivery of the organisations strategic aims.

You will work collaboratively with other teams to ensure the smooth and effective development of business plans and performance measures at corporate and team level. You will be responsible for finalising and ensuring the timely publication of the corporate business plan 2024/25, draft a key section of the annual report, support the Executive Board to deliver its strategic priorities, and assess organisational performance at team and corporate level.

The successful post-holder will have strong experience in Business Planning, Performance Monitoring/Reporting and Strategic Delivery across the Public Sector. You will be a confident self-starter, with experience developing and drafting business plans at corporate and team level, alongside harbouring excellent leadership, stakeholder management and influencing skills with the ability to lead on conversations at the Executive Level.

You will have experience developing, reporting on and analysing performance metrics with a strong understanding of how strategic planning processes can be used to drive operational performance and change projects. You will have excellent written communication skills, with experience of drafting business plans and reports for publication (requiring minimal revision or editing).

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a prestigious organisation, offering extensive exposure to senior stakeholders in Government. You would be required to work in the London Office 40% of the time, and to undergo security clearance (needing to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the past 5 years).

Job Title: Business Planning and Performance Manager

Location: Hybrid (40% London Office)

Annual Salary: £56,000 - £66,000

Job Type: Fixed-Term Contract (6 months, potential extension)

Hours: Full-time

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide advice, guidance, support and information on business planning to boards and senior leaders
  • Develop, draft and seek agreement to the annual corporate business plan, ensuring that it reflects strategic priorities
  • Draft the performance report section of the Annual Report 2023/24.
  • Proactively support teams to develop their team plans, giving guidance, advice and feedback to ensure that team plans meet the expected standard
  • Work with teams to develop metrics to measure strategic outcomes and corporate business performance, while supporting initiatives to improve data collection and monitoring
  • Gather timely information on progress towards delivery of the corporate business plan, including contributing to work to develop combined corporate performance reports and prepare the annual report for publication
  • Drive the development and implementation of planning and performance frameworks to realise the 'golden thread' between the strategy, corporate business plan and team business plans
  • Work with the Communications Team to ensure that business plans and guidance are appropriately communicated and accessible
  • Build networks of business planning and performance monitoring colleagues across the organisation and use existing external networks to improve ways of working in relevant functions
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of plans for the Governance Office as required, and undertake other tasks commensurate with the grade and role as directed

Person Specification

  • Experience of developing and drafting business plans at corporate or team level
  • Experience of developing, reporting on, and/or analysing performance metrics
  • Understanding of how strategic planning processes can be used to drive operational performance and change projects
  • Experience of establishing professional working relationships, influencing and providing constructive challenge to stakeholders at all levels, including senior leaders
  • Ability to analyse proposals and reach well-judged decisions under challenging circumstances, taking into account context, risks and stakeholder priorities
  • Experience of providing effective leadership, giving clear direction, developing and motivating teams to deliver results, and promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to think strategically and deliver a clear and compelling vison for the organisation that creates join-up, promotes efficiency, and motivates and enthuses others
  • Excellent written communication skills, with experience of drafting business plans and/or reports for publication, requiring minimal revision or editing

Please contact to find out more information regarding this fantastic opportunity for a Business Planning and Performance Manager based in London.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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