Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Planning Team

Who's Who

Director of Planning

Miranda Routledge
Director of Planning
01509 222229
M.T.Routledge@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Working with ALT and University Committees on the development and implementation of the University Strategy - towards 2016
  • Provision of advice and guidance on key policy and funding issues
  • Liaison with external agencies and departments across the University on a wide range of planning matters
  • Establishment of effective monitoring and reporting processes
  • Integrating the University’s planning processes with the preparation of the University’s budget
  • Supporting major projects which have a university-wide dimension
  • Secretary to Operations Committee and Finance Committee
Sophie Crouchman

Sophie Crouchman
Senior Planning Officer
01509 228008 (Working Hours Tuesday-Friday 8am - 4.30pm)
S.J.Crouchman@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Working with Schools and Services on strategy development and implementation
  • Working on a range of statutory returns, including the HESA Staff Return (with HR) and the ITT HESA return (with SSEHS and Academic Registry)
  • Coordinating meetings of the Data Management Group and the HR Data Team, and work arising from these groups
  • Working with other sections to develop analytical tools, including Heidi Plus, to guide decision-making processes; and to provide in-house training on these tools where appropriate
  • Acting as Secretary and working with the Chair to ensure the effective operation of Audit Committee and TRAC Sub-Committee

 

Ally McDonald

Ally McDonald
Assistant Registrar (Strategic Academic Recruitment)

A.Mcdonald@lboro.ac.uk

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  • To ensure Loughborough University offers a world-class employment and settlement process in support of the University’s strategic ambition to recruit top staff talent.
  • Specifically, to support the University’s campaign to recruit 50 academics over the two-year period from 2017-2019.
  • To provide direct and ongoing support to inward-bound senior academic staff prospects in order to facilitate their arrival at Loughborough and to mark Loughborough University out as an example of best practice in this area.
  • To ensure co-ordination between relevant professional services and academic schools to facilitate the recruitment of senior academic staff. 
  • To research the local and regional environment (Charnwood and beyond) in order to be able to advise and support senior staff prospects and build relationships with key stakeholders in the Charnwood area and across the region.
  • To advise senior University staff on further resourcing required to support strategic academic staff recruitment.
  • To support the Vice-Chancellor’s Office in hosting VIP visits and organising high profile events. 

 

Jenny Walker

Jenny Walker
Senior Planning Officer
01509 228009 (Working Hours 9am - 3pm)
J.K.Walker@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Statutory returns; responsible for the HESES return and part of the independent assurance process for the HESA Staff, Student, Finance, EMS and DLHE returns.
  • The preparation and analysis of a wide range of management information along with a project to improve the quality and availability if management information.
  • Developing and utilisation management information skills for staff from across the university.
  • Strategically assessing and responding to changes in the external landscape in relation to management information developments and changes to funding methodologies.
  • Analysis of metrics linked to the delivery of the university strategy, particularly in relation to external rankings/reputation and to advise senior staff on their implications.
Linda Bull

Linda Bull
Data Analyst
01509 228265
L.V.Bull@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Provides advice and guidance to key stakeholders on the extraction and analysis of planning data.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of new mechanisms to improve the delivery of management information and performance monitoring reports.
  • Co-ordinates work with colleagues in the Planning Team and IT Service on the efficient production of management information from a range of internal and external sources to inform the development of strategy and the monitoring of progress.
  • Leads the multi-dimensional analysis of data on the recruitment and progression of students to ensure delivery of Access Agreement targets.
Kirsty Carter

Kirsty Carter
Planning Officer
01509 222243 (Working Hours 8am - 3pm)
K.M.L.Carter@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Assistant Secretary to Operations Committee, including the staff approval and the departmental development planning processes
  • The production of SSRs, for planning and monitoring purposes
  • The preparation of Annual Monitoring Statements for HEFCE
  • Working with the Student Records Office on the preparation of FE funding returns
Chris Dackombe

Chris Dackombe
Data Analyst
01509 222680 (Working Hours 8am - 4pm)
C.J.Dackombe@lboro.ac.uk

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Dawn Mattews
Planning Officer
01509 222235
d.matthews@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Working in conjunction with other members of the Planning Team, Facilities Management and Finance to identify relevant sources of information to support decisions on major projects.
  • Preparing and analysing a range of management information, including HESA data, to provide an evidence base for specific major projects and the strategic planning process.
  • Extracting relevant management information from HEIDI to benchmark performance at JACs/Cost Centre level on a range of student, staff, finance and estates indicators.
  • Undertaking relevant market research to inform the development of projects and academic programmes.
  • Liaising with senior staff to shape and scope the business case for a range of major projects.

 

Sam Kirk

Sam Kirk
Planning Officer
01509 223047
S.D.Kirk@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Lead for Athena SWAN submissions and related monitoring
  • Preparation and analysis of a wide range of management information including League tables and NSS
  • The development of management information for planning purposes
Amanda Silverwood

Amanda Silverwood
Planning Officer
01509 222413
A.Silverwood@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Secretary to Estates Management Committee and responsible for the major projects responsibilities of Operations Committee
  • The administration of the project approval process including support for Project Management Boards and Independent Review Groups
  • The development and maintenance of detailed records and tracking systems for major projects
  • Back up to the Assistant Secretary to Operations Committee, including the staff approval and the departmental development planning processes
Elaine Leadley-Jackman

Elaine Leadley-Jackman
Administrative Assistant
01509 222482 (Working Hours 8am - 1.30pm)
E.A.Leadley-Jackman@lboro.ac.uk

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  • Preparation of data for the Statistics Handbook and the Facts and Figures Card
  • Preparation of departmental profiles
  • Preparation of student intake data and equal opportunities and diversity data
  • Arrangements for Strategic Planning Away days and HoDs/HOSS meetings.
  • General office administration including budgets, holidays and sickness
  • Administrative support for Council, Finance Committee and Research Performance Monitoring Committee

 

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Getting in touch

Planning Team
Room 201.2.06
Hazlerigg Building

01509 222482