Partnerships Officer, Academic Section

Academic Section



  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £27,116 - £30,497 per annum
  • REF: REQ05417
  • Closes: 13th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
Academic Section

The University of Essex is one of the UK’s leading academic institutions, having developed a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research. We have more than 16,000 students, studying at three campuses across Essex. Academic activity is organised into three faculties spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science and Health.

The Academic Section is responsible for managing all aspects of student and academic administration and plays a central role in delivering the University’s commitment to excellence in education across the University. The University is going through a period of developing its strategic academic partnerships which the Partnerships team in the Academic Section, is playing a key role in supporting.

Duties of the Role

The postholder will provide support to the team of Partnerships Managers in working with a range of UK and international collaborative academic partnerships. The role will involve conducting due diligence checks, compiling information from Departments and Partner Institutions for approval of academic partnerships and programmes, supporting the development of contractual arrangements, overseeing records, systems and processes for allocated partnership projects, and maintaining and updating key policy and procedure documents. The postholder will provide support in the organisation of Partnership meetings and events and the preparation of formal written reports for committees.

This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2022 to cover a secondment for a permanent member of staff.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have significant administrative experience and the ability to understand and interpret regulatory frameworks. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to pay attention to detail, prioritise multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential, as is the need to act with discretion and maintain confidentiality. A flexible approach is required, along with strong IT skills.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact

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