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Senior Higher Education Consultant

London (Greater) (GB) / Hybrid
£45,000 - £50,000
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Hybrid / London
Salary: £45,000 - 50,000

THE is the world’s most authoritative source of data and intelligence on global higher education, and a global brand trusted by academics, students, governments and industry.

We're hiring for a Senior Higher Education Consultant to deliver projects globally, presenting strategic analysis to senior level representatives from universities and government ministries.

The Senior Higher Education Consultant should have expertise in the higher education sector, or a related field. They will use these skills to deliver analysis, recommendations and guidance to universities to help them achieve their strategic objectives.

THE: Data. Intelligence. Impact

We are the global higher education experts, empowering university excellence worldwide.

With almost five decades’ devoted experience, THE is the world’s most authoritative source of data and intelligence on higher education. Our expertise, established global platforms and unrivalled data resources make us the trusted adviser to universities and governments worldwide.

THE has five work streams, including a growing consultancy arm. Our primary business centres on our world-leading data. With millions of data points analysed across more than 2,500 institutions in more than 80 countries, it feeds our unique analytical tools: THE DataPoints. The same data fuels another key business stream; THE’s annual World University Rankings is the definitive list of the world's best universities. This prestigious benchmarker helps universities attract global talent, and inspires the healthy competition, collaboration and global networks that drive up quality for all.

Our agenda-setting World Summits and events series, attracts global leaders and influencers from across academia, governments and industry; our award-winning digital and print THE magazine – the trusted source of insight, analysis and journalistic scrutiny on higher education for almost 50 years – continues to innovate, grow and thrive.

Our consultancy department complements THE DataPoints, providing advisory services to support higher education institutions’ strategic development. We are a global business with a global reputation for excellence, looking for an exceptional and highly motivated Senior Higher Education Consultant to join our growing, talented and ambitious team. This is a rare opportunity to join a unique, thriving and passion-fuelled business at an exciting time.

Senior Higher Education Consultant role

The Senior Higher Education Consultant role will be based in London, focusing on providing strategic consultancy services to higher education institutions globally. The role demands entrepreneurial spirit and the flexibility and willingness to contribute to delivery in all global regions.

Core responsibilities

The Senior Higher Education Consultant will be responsible for delivering in-person analysis and strategic advice to universities, governments and organisations around the world. Specifically, this person will:

  • Liaise with internal sales team and external clients to define high level strategic requirements
  • Collect and analyse relevant data, identify issues and formulate practical and impactful solutions relating to clients strategic needs
  • Present findings and recommendations to clients globally
  • Provide on-going analysis and support for clients as necessary
  • Maintain an detailed understanding of THE data and rankings methodology
  • Contribute to Concultancy team strategy and business development
  • Contribute to THE Summit series and Forum events

Skills and Experience:


  • Track record of complex project management and successful delivery of consultancy projects, ideally involving use of several data sources.
  • Demonstrated success in presenting complex data clearly and accurately in both verbal and written formats, with a keen eye for data visualisation in creating presentation slides
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with various internal stakeholders and external clients (including senior stakeholders from academia, government and industry)
  • Confident and independent self-starter who is able to hit the ground running; comfortable working within teams as well as being able to work effectively autonomously managing a challangeing workload
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines, working well under pressure, with excellent planning and organisational skills in order to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Critical thinking skills with strengths in quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Passionate about the role of higher education
  • Strong MS Office skills – Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Educated to at least undergraduate level


  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of global higher education sectors, and government policy for higher education
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis software and data visualisation tools

THE are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognise that we are all different. Great strength is born through different perspectives and experiences. That is why we are committed to our mission of creating an inclusive culture that enables our people to feel able to bring their whole selves to work. We are proud to be part of the Global Equality Collective and a mindful employer to help support THE achieve this.

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