Head of Global Partnerships

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 23 Oct 2022

External Engagement and Global

This full-time, permanent role is available in the Global Exeter team.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home and the post holder must also be prepared to engage in occasional international travel.

Summary of the role

This role will lead on the maintenance and development of strategic international partnerships which are developed in line with the University’s Global Strategy, and which are designed to bring benefits in terms of research collaboration, transnational education (TNE) opportunities and international reputation. The post-holder will line manage a team of staff with remits including internal liaison with Faculties and regional leadership.

The Head of Global Partnerships will provide expertise and support to the Director of Global Exeter to take forward the Global Strategy.  The Head of Global Partnerships will work closely with senior academic leaders including a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) and Faculty APVCs for Global Engagement.

The role will provide expert advice and insight to the professional teams managing the institution’s reputation and campaigns, in relation to partnerships and broader international relationships. After the Director of Global, the post-holder will be the key lead in the professional relationship management of partner, sponsor and stakeholder relationships, collaborating closely with the Head of ISR in relation to recruitment activities.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City .

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Peter Clack, P.Clack@exeter.ac.uk

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