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Lead Partnership Officer

Docklands, United Kingdom
£38,022 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Closing date
8 May 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 08 May 2024
Interview Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024
Reference: 1164-24-PS

University of East London

We’re the University of East London (UEL) founded in 1898 and 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 creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About Us

This role will sit within Outreach and Access, in the Schools and Colleges team. The Outreach and Access team is funded through Office for Students (OfS). The OfS funding is used to tackle and eliminate inequalities in higher education. The Outreach and Access team works with pre-entry students that are least likely to participate in higher education to help them make informed decisions regarding their educational futures.

About the Job

We are seeking a Lead Partnership Officer (Post 16) to support and deliver our strategic aims. The role will deliver a portfolio of outreach projects, events and presentations to young people and work in collaboration and partnership with key external stakeholders, schools and colleges and internal stakeholders, academic schools and service areas. Our work enables students to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of higher education, to make informed choices about further study and to prepare for successful transition to university. We work across London and Essex and some weekend and evening work will be required. Our work supports the university’s wider recruitment strategy. 

This is a customer facing role working directly with young people. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be requested for the successful candidate. 

About You

The successful candidate will thrive at working with underrepresented groups and supporting their transition to university and beyond. You will have the ability to organise and deliver outreach programmes for 16 – 18 year olds and be able to develop and sustain successful partnerships with schools, colleges, academic schools and third parties. You will be comfortable working and adapting creatively in a changing environment and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.  

Benefits Package

Here are 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 (3 additional days over Christmas) plus bank holidays and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus scheme of up to £5,000 pa, 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.

We're a disability confident employer and value all applications. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and commit to success, we want you to apply today!

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification

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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