Regional Head, Global Partnerships x3

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 11 Oct 2022

External Engagement and Global (3 roles available)

These roles offer the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Role 1: Regional Head, Global Partnerships – working with HASS and focussed on South Asia

This one-year fixed term contract is available immediately.

Role 2: Regional Head, Global partnerships – working with ESE and focussed on South-East Asia

This is a one-year fixed term contract to cover adoption leave and is available immediately.

Role 3: Regional Head, Global Partnerships -  working with HLS and focussed on China

This new full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

Opportunities have arisen for three Regional Heads, Global Partnerships in Exeter’s External Engagement and Global directorate. The post-holders will work with colleagues from Global Exeter, EEG and their respective faculty to support the implementation of the global strategy and global education and research partnerships, in pursuit of the University’s Strategy to 2030.  In particular, each Regional Head will also have specific geographic focus, working with our colleagues based in India, Malaysia and China.

The successful applicants will be capable of applying their experience to partnership development in a higher education context – in support of their assigned faculty but also with university-wide links with regards their assigned region.  They will have highly effective and accurate communication skills and will liaise with staff from international HE institutions as well as within the University of Exeter – both academic and professional services.  They will have the ability to lead discussions; to inform strategy; to negotiate, and to write clear and detailed reports and recommendations. Qualities such as diplomacy, sensitivity, a commitment to excellence and a proactive, enthusiastic approach are fundamental to these roles.

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,

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