Academic Partnership Manager - UK and International, Africa Focus (AC2/Grade 7)

The University of Bolton

Fixed Term until 30 November 2018

Off-Campus Division

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 7 November 2016.

Interviews are expected to take place within 4 weeks of the closing date.

The University of Bolton has a number of well-established collaborative provision partnerships in Southern Africa delivering Project Management, Procurement and other Business and Management subjects. The Off-Campus Division provides a Central Partnership Development and Management function and we are looking to appoint a Partnership Manager to lead and co-ordinate these and other UK and International developments. Although principally an administrative, partnership management and customer centred role, the role-holder will be expected to contribute in due course to the development of a range of partnership activities and aspirations within the division, including extended transnational education and other collaborative opportunities, particularly with alternative providers in the UK.

The key duties of the role-holders will be to manage the operations of the partnerships, acting as the main point of contact for managers at the partner, and co-ordinating the running of the programmes with University subject specialists and partner programme managers.

The role also involves co-ordinating and leading the ongoing development and enhancement of operations, teaching and learning in conjunction with the subject link tutors.

You must have had experience of studying, working and preferably teaching in the higher education sector – with proven project management skills. Ideally you will have worked in an international and/or transnational higher education environment, ideally in Africa. You should be an excellent communicator, solution driven with a proven ability to work both individually and as part of a team. You should have a degree in a relevant subject area and be familiar with higher education teaching, assessment and quality assurance procedures.

The successful candidate should demonstrate an awareness of current developments and priorities in University collaborative provision as well as being able to facilitate the creation and maintenance of a range of partnerships in a variety of locations (with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa).

An application form, job description and person specification can be viewed on our website: or requested by email: Alternatively, please telephone our 24 hour answering service on extension 3579 (Please leave your home address details). Please remember to quote the position reference number.

Applicants need to be aware that only a completed application form will be considered, unless it is specifically indicated in an advertisement that a CV will be accepted. Where appropriate, you should include a list of all publications when submitting your application. Please ensure you quote the position reference number on all documentation submitted.

If an applicant is interested in more than one vacancy, a separate application form must be submitted for each vacancy to ensure that the individual role requirements are addressed.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, for more information please visit No agencies.

*Please note, the university reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of applications are received.

The University of Bolton strives to achieve equality of opportunity

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