China Institute Officer 57201

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Jul 2017

Knowledge, Skills & Experience for the Role

Level of knowledge and/or educational qualifications required:

• Educated to Degree level
• Experience of working in international markets
• Computer literate
• Familiarity with social media a bonus

Skills/Attributes required:

• Excellent interpersonal skills with the capability and confidence to lead and motivate colleagues, and build effective and trusting relations
• Willingness to travel to China to meet project partners
• Able to prospect for opportunity aligned to China Institute strategic objectives.
• Problem solving and organizational skills to formulate operational plans, and deal with complex situations, seeking appropriate advice and support when necessary
• Positive and adaptable to change
• Communicate opportunity to internal stakeholders, develop and implement solution
• Consensus building
• Excellent communication skills up and down the line
• Excellent organisation skills, including good time management and prioritisation and the ability of think methodically
• A determination to deliver a customer focused service
• Excellent interpersonal skills, to be able to deal professionally and efficiently with contacts at all levels, whether dealing with students, academic staff, or external contacts such as overseas partners, vice-chancellors/embassy officials
• Excellent oral (including tactful and confident telephone manner) and written communication skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to work on own initiative, manage time effectively, progress tasks concurrently and work to deadlines
• Computer-literate: articulate, confident and competent in the use of database systems, electronic communications, spreadsheets
• Cultural sensitivity: awareness of the international perspective of the work of the Office in terms of the diversity of the student body and our relationships with overseas organisations.
• Strong planning and project management skills
• Experience of working in an educational establishment
• Working knowledge of international partnership development

Level of previous experience required:

• Experience of working across international markets
• Detailed understanding of University working environment
• Familiar with aspects of University work across
• Ability to interview and interact with academics and to generate content
• Experience in the budget administration and monitoring
• Experience in delivering events from start to finish including promotion, running and appropriate content
• Experience in high level meetings
• Linguistic capabilities a bonus

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