Lead Partnership Officer

Docklands, London
Starting from £35,155 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
22 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Maternity Cover
Full Time

Do you have proven experience of building partnerships with schools, colleges and training providers? Do you enjoy developing and delivering outreach projects and presentations for young people? Are you looking for a challenging role in an environment that is open, vibrant and welcomes new ideas? Then join the University of East London as Lead Partnership Officer and you could soon be playing a vital role at the heart of our External Relations team. We’re looking for a highly motivated and organised individual who wants to make a difference to young people’s educational progression.

It’s a particularly exciting time here at the University as, under our ambitious 10-year strategy, Vision 2028, we’re helping to prepare our students for the skills required in Industry 4.0 and the world of AI. We’re also busy building an External Relations directorate that will look to deliver an integrated Communications & Engagement and Student Recruitment & Marketing service. A great chance to help embed an innovative practice in our external relations activities, you’ll also get to work in an agile environment as we strive to work towards a culture of the ‘continuous new’.

As Lead Partnership Officer, you’ll be responsible for developing and delivering widening participation projects and outreach activities for schools, colleges, and other education partners. Along the way, you’ll need to liaise with staff in schools, colleges, training providers and local authorities as you seek opportunities to deliver outreach activities and projects that will ensure our Access and Participation Plan targets are met. In short, you’ll promote HE progression to students, staff, parents and other stakeholders and enable students to make informed choices about further study and prepare for the successful transition to university.

You must have knowledge of widening participation and the barriers that prevent people from progressing to higher education plus experience of developing, delivering and monitoring projects using project management systems. The ability to collect and analyse data as for improvement is important too, as is a proven ability to plan events, including risk assessments and managing safeguarding. Comfortable liaising with a range of support and teaching staff, you’re adept at writing project plans and reports too. What’s more, you’re confident in your ability to negotiate with partners to develop content and select a delivery method and ensuring the quality of provision.

So, if you have what we are looking for and keen to take on this exciting challenge, get in touch.

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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