Assistant Head – International Partnerships (Business Partner)

University of Exeter - Global Engagement & Development

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision. 

This part-time post (0.8 FTE) is available for nine months, late November through August 2018. 

An exciting opportunity has opened up within the University’s International Partnerships team. We are seeking maternity cover for an Assistant Head to work with the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, to develop and deliver on the international strategies and institutional relationships of the two colleges, in conjunction with the University’s overarching International Strategy. 

The successful applicant will have experience in partnership or relationship development, preferably in a higher education context. You will have highly effective and accurate communication skills, including liaising with high level staff from other institutions, and the ability to lead discussions, negotiate, and to write clear and detailed reports and recommendations. You will also have skills and experience in project planning and management, and be adept at using Microsoft Office, including spreadsheet analysis. Qualities such as a strong customer-focussed attitude, commitment to excellence, diplomacy and sensitivity, and a pro-active and enthusiastic approach are fundamental to the role. 

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, free yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in. 

For further information, please contact Roz Pardee, email, or telephone (01392) 724267.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P58215 in any correspondence. 

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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