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Quality Partnership Manager

The Open University - Business Development Unit

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 10th January 2024
Job Ref: 21361
 

Terms: Fulltime, Fixed Term Contract (up to 31/07/2025)

Closing Date: 10 January 2024 - 12:00

Interview date: week commencing 22 January 2024

Flexible and remote working is an option, but must be able to attend Milton Keynes 1 day per week and ad hoc as required.

The role

The Open University is recruiting a Quality Partnership Manager.

Working within OU Validation Partnerships, the post holder will report into a Senior Manager.

The purpose of this role is to support both the University and a range of Academic Partnerships.

You will demonstrate knowledge and experience across a broad range of higher education administration, the ability to apply key legislation and regulations across the higher education sector and an understanding of HE quality and compliance.

You will be expected to communicate with and work collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and support our external reporting to bodies such as the Quality Assurance Agency and the Office for Students.

With great attention to detail and strong organisational ability, you’ll be supporting the Senior Manager and Senior Management Team to work collaboratively with our partners and internal stakeholders in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Adept at assimilating information, you will have – or will gain – a thorough knowledge of our academic regulations and underpinning policies and procedures and be able to apply them to partnership activity.

Skills and experience

  • Educated to undergraduate degree level, equivalent higher education qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working in a Partnerships Team in Higher Education or similar environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of HE administration.
  • Proven ability of line management or project management experience.
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of developing, implementing and managing administrative processes.
  • Self-confident, resilient and able to deal with obstacles and challenges including changing deadlines and managing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Proven experience of using initiative to solve problems and reach negotiated solutions
  • Experience of good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong numeracy and ICT skills, including experience of supporting and using databases to collect, maintain and analyse data and using the information to produce reports.

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description.

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all in our OU community can reach their potential.  We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.  We strive to recruit, retain and develop the careers of a diverse pool of students and staff, and particularly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. We also aspire to make The Open University a supportive workplace for all through our policies, services and staff networks.

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