School Partnership Strategies Manager (Dubai)

University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences- School of Education

Terms and Conditions: Administrative and other Related (Dubai)

The University of Birmingham will open a campus in Dubai in November 2017, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in this rapidly developing international education hub. With a strong tradition of teaching excellence The University of Birmingham Dubai will provide opportunities for students to study on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to the same recognised high standards as those delivered on the University’s UK campus in Birmingham.

As School partnership strategies manager will lead the development and implementation of our external presence in the region as well as playing a critical and leading role in ensuring the School of Education realises its strategic aims for learning and teaching through strategic planning, development and management of the School’s complex and diverse teacher education programmes and related external partnerships. 

You will

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Have the flexibility to work unsociable hours and travel outside of the Emirates when required
  • Have the ability to work with initiative, take decisions and think creatively and laterally
  • Have proven management experience
  • Apply problem solving and organisational skills to deal with complex and difficult situations autonomously as they  arise
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders partners based in Birmingham and/or Middle East
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Have experience of working in a recruitment or external partnership  role including use of CRM systems
  • Knowledge of school partnership based approaches
  • Highly developed oral and written communication and presentation skills to deal with a wide range of contacts, both internally and externally, and at all levels from potential students to vice chancellors and diplomats

In return you will receive a competitive package and be a key part of expanding and ambitious University as we develop our international reputation and global footprint.

All posts are based in Dubai. For the first few months of the appointment you will be seconded to the University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus in the UK for induction in preparation for delivering the Birmingham teaching experience in Dubai. Whilst on secondment you will be provided with accommodation and expenses.

The University of Birmingham is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder and committed to providing a supportive work environment for our staff and providing equal opportunities in our recruitment process. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and will take flexible working option into consideration during the process.

Further details relating to this position as well as our developing Dubai Campus can be found at:

For further information please contact Dr Christine Szwed, or telephone +44 (0)121 415 8220

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

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