Partnership Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago

Academic Partnership Unit (APU)
£27,518 to £36,917 per annum
As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.

Coventry University is forward thinking, proactive and unique institution which is undertaking a huge transformation; one that is seeing the University significantly rise in a number of UK and Worldwide Higher Education league tables. Our strategy from 2021 onwards is to enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education - globally.

We have partnerships with academic institutions all around the world, giving international students the opportunity to study a Coventry University qualification in their own country. We operate teaching programmes abroad for over c.19,000 students. In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, one of the most coveted accolades in UK business, in recognition of our international growth and success. We are one of only a select few higher education institutions to receive this award.

Coventry University is one of the leading UK study destinations for international students, and the UK’s leading provider of Transnational Education (TNE).

Who We Are

The Academic Partnership Unit (APU) at Coventry University works across the University Group to identify, develop and support academic collaborations between Coventry University and its growing partner network, both in the UK and around the world. Providing extensive support to our partners, the APU primarily facilitates the development, management and delivery of academic programmes, in collaboration with overseas education providers.


Our team is part way towards achieving a growth phase that includes the realisation of ambitious targets for further expanding the scale of our activity, and enhancing still further our position as a leading university in the delivery of TNE.

To achieve further growth and increase our presence worldwide, we are looking to appoint two Partnership Officers with proven track records of client management and business development to join our expanding team.

Who You Are

As a member of the Partnership Management Team within the APU you will work closely with Senior Partnership Managers, Partnership Managers, the Collaborative Support Team and the APU Directorate.

You will contribute towards the growth and future success of this dynamic and successful team by managing a portfolio of partners in your own right, as well as supporting others in the management of critically important, large and/or complex academic partnerships.

A highly enthusiastic and professional individual, you will flourish in this role if you can display the following qualities:

  • Educated to degree level.(or relevant experience)
  • Broad experience of the Higher Education sector.
  • Experience of operating in a customer facing, account management, target driven environment.
  • Knowledge of the Higher Education Sector’s Quality Assurance frameworks.
  • Ability to create an environment of “customer delight” by demonstrating a strong, customer-centric ethos.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills (both verbal and written).
  • Good administrative and IT skills.
  • Good data management/numeracy and analytical skills.
  • Confidence, speed, thoroughness and flexibility.
  • An appreciation of other cultures, as well as the global reach of the University and its international agenda.

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed, via MS Teams, week commencing 28th June 2021. 

If you would like to informally discuss the role prior to application please contact Carys Boland, Senior Partnership Manager.  ab2632@coventry.ac.uk   +44 (0) 7557 425 622

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