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Lead Partnership Officer

Docklands, United Kingdom
£38,022 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Location: Docklands Campus
Salary: starting from £38,022 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type: Full Time
Post Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024
Interview Date: Monday 25 March 2024
Reference: 3427-23-PS-R

University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and crafting a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

About Us

This role is based in the award-winning Outreach and Access team within our External Relations Directorate. This extensive directorate brings together a coordinated Communications & Engagement and Student Recruitment & Marketing service as well as teams such as Design & Digital and Events and Advancement. We are looking for team members who will quickly embed themselves into this agile environment as we work toward a culture of the “continuous new”.

About the Job

You’ll be responsible for running and building a portfolio of partner schools and developing outreach projects to them. The focus will be on students in Years 10 and 11. Along the way, you’ll need to collaborate closely with staff in schools, colleges, educational 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.  You’ll promote HE progression to students, staff, parents and other customers and enable students to make informed choices about further study and prepare for the successful transition to university.

About You

We are looking for an individual who is experienced in working with young people, schools, colleges and educational partners. You must have knowledge of widening participation and the barriers that prevent people from progressing to higher education plus experience of developing, delivering and supervising projects using project management systems. The ability to collect and analyse data as for improvement is important too, as is a proven track record 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.

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (plus 3 days closure over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification Benefits sheet

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

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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