THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
                                Recruitment Role Profile Form

Job Title:                   International Officer – Partnership Development

School/Department:           International Partnership Development Section,
                             International Office

Salary:                      £27,578 - £35,938 per annum, depending on skills and
                             experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is
                             subject to performance

Job Family and Level:        Administrative, Professional and Managerial Level 4

Contract Status:             This is a full-time, permanent post

Hours of Work:               36.25 hours per week

Location:                    Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham

Reporting to:                Head of International Partnership

The Purpose of the Role:

The International Partnership Development Team within the International Office is
responsible for supporting the University’s two overseas campuses and supporting the
development of transnational education activities including articulations, joint awards and
progression agreements.

Working closely with the Head of Partnership Development, this role will contribute to
identifying and developing overseas teaching partnerships as well as assisting in the
administration of existing partnerships.

The role will involve working with colleagues across the International Office in particular the
Recruitment Team, and other sections within the University Administration such as the
Academic Services Division, Admissions, Registry and members of the Transnational
Education Committee.
Main Responsibilities:

     Main Responsibilities                                                               % time
                                                                                         per year

1.   Working closely with academic colleagues, the Head of the International             30%
     Partnership Development and members (country experts) of the International
     Student Recruitment Team to pro-actively support the development of
     overseas teaching partnerships.

     Developing and publishing best practice guides and advice on international
     partnership development.

     Note that overseas travel and “out of hours” working in the evening and
     occasionally at weekends will be required.
2.   Management and administration of key partnership agreements including               30%
     assisting with the development of business plans and proposals and then
     aiding the progression of proposals through relevant University committees.
     This will involve liaising with overseas partners as well as colleagues within
     The University of Nottingham.

     Following approval of partnerships developing a project plan and timeline for
     the efficient development of the partnership and subsequent flow of students
     to the University. In the initial start-up phase this post will provide an
     enhanced level of service to the partner ensuring, among other things, strong
     communication flows, organisation of work plans and timetables, ensuring the
     efficient and timely processing of the partners’ student applications, etc.
3.   In liaison with the International Student Recruitment Team, carry out market        15%
     research to support partnership developments and present findings in
     appropriate formats to senior members of the University and relevant
4.   Maintaining and further developing an accurate online database of University        5%
     partnerships and overseas relationships.
5.   Sourcing and applying for external funding to support overseas partnerships.        10%
6.   Project management of ad-hoc tasks concerning the overseas campuses in              10%
     China and Malaysia and related visitors to the university.
7    Contributing to, and supporting the work of the International Office generally,
     in line with the University International Office Strategy.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

                      Essential                                 Desirable
Qualifications/       Educated to degree level or
Education             equivalent

Skills/Training       Data analysis skills                      Market research skills

                      Strong organisational skills with a       Database management and
                      close eye for detail.                     construction

                      Strong communication, presentation        Web page development skills
                      and negotiating skills

                      A flexible and creative approach to

                      Good knowledge of Microsoft office
                      packages including excel and access.
                      Project management experience.
Experience            Empathy and understanding working         Experience in a Higher Education
                      in different cultures (possibly gained    International Marketing role in the
                      through a period of working or            UK.
                      studying overseas).

                      Experience of administration in UK        Experience of working within
                      Higher Education.                         quality assurance in a Higher
                                                                Education setting.
                      Experience of developing overseas /
                      UK teaching partnerships within a UK
                      International Office or Registry
Decision Making

i) taken independently by the role holder;
Liaison with partner institutions and managing the day-to-day organisation and relationships
of existing international links.

ii) taken in collaboration with others;
Identifying potential partners and liaising with them to set up teaching links in
collaboration with, as appropriate, including the Director of the International Office, the
Head of International Partnership Development, the Head of International Student
Recruitment, academics and the members of the Transnational Education Committee.

iii) referred to the appropriate line manager (please name) by the role holder.
Strategic decisions about partnership opportunities to the Head of International Partnership
Development and the Director of the International Office.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Helen Foster 0115 98467145 Email:

Due to the requirements of the UK Border and Immigration Agency, applicants who are not
UK or EEA nationals and whose immigration status entitles them to work without restriction
in the UK will be considered on an equal basis with UK and EEA nationals. Other non-UK or
non-EEA nationals whose employment will require permission to work subject to a resident
labour market test may only be considered if there are no suitable UK or EEA national
candidates for the post. Please visit for more

Please quote ref. LD/09083

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