​Director of Internationalisation & Partnerships

Stirling (GB)
23 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


The University of Stirling is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate to the newly created post of Director of Internationalisation & Partnerships.
Founded in 1967, Stirling was the first genuinely new university in the UK in 400 years and it has retained its pioneering spirit and passion for innovation. With a vibrant community of some 14,500 students and 1500 staff, the University is ranked 1st in Scotland for graduate employability and 39th overall in the Times Higher Education guide, and commands a reputation for excellence and world leading research in the fields of health and wellbeing, sport, enterprise and the economy. The University is renowned for its flexible approach that places students at its heart. Stirling has an ambitious strategic plan that is looking to embed internationalisation in all aspects of university activity. 

Reporting to the University Secretary, the new Director of Internationalisation and Partnerships will establish the scope and remit of the new directorate and develop an ambitious internationalisation strategy. S/he will lead across international partnerships, global learning and teaching, research, commercial activities, scholarship programmes, alumni relations, philanthropy and impact.  S/he will provide strategic leadership to the function and work closely with other senior professional services and academic colleagues. 

Candidates will possess excellent networking and influencing skills and will demonstrate a strategic approach to growth, coupled with a compelling vision for establishing clear operational milestones and coherence in internationalisation activity. S/he will possess a broad knowledge and prior experience of Higher Education internationalisation practices and operations, and bring a track record of success in these areas.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Stirling on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code WAMXB. Alternatively email or telephone 0207 227 0880 during office hours. Applications should be received by noon on 22 February 2018.