Head of Global Partnerships

Bloomsbury, Camden, Greater London, United Kingdom, WC1H 0XG
Grade 9 - £57,258.82 - £65,728.82 per annum inc.
02 Nov 2022
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28 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.  SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.  


About the Department: 


Global partnerships are a key component of  SOAS's Strategic Plan which articulates a vision for a new model of international partnerships that is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges. There is an urgent need for partnerships that are more equitable in nature. All our challenges – pandemics, climate change, inequality, political and social polarization – cannot be resolved within the context of a single nation state. We are going to require institutional and human capacities around the world. The Global Partnerships team is responsible for providing support on developing both this new model of partnership, as well as implementing existing models of partnership. Our distinctiveness as SOAS is in the collective offering of all these forms of partnership. 


About the Role 


The Head of Global Partnerships will lead on the operational development of the global partnerships strategy and portfolio within the Director’s Office at SOAS.  He/she will lead a small but innovative team to ensure that all partnership engagement is fully aligned to School strategies.  The successful candidate will need to develop effective working relations with a wide range of actors across the School including  Academic Departments and Colleges to develop, promote and embed the partnerships portfolio.   


This is a wide-ranging portfolio and the role requires extensive understanding of global education and partnering models.  It will lead on developing frameworks and processes to embed and deliver a wide range of partnership models ensuring that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to support final MoU/MoA delivery.  The successful candidate will work closely under the direction of the Chief of Staff and Director and need to share a dynamic vision for the global partnerships team and inspire an innovative, solutions-driven culture within the School . He/She will inspire team members to achieve ambitious and stretched KPIs in order to fully support School priorities.  The post-holder will also be required to represent SOAS internally and externally at a senior level to support and promote global engagement; and provide regular financial and management updates to the Chief of Staff and Director and senior colleagues across the School.   The role will involve overseas travel as necessary.  


You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website. 


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