International Partnerships Officer

Job title International Partnerships Officer

Department International Relations Office

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817 per annum

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements NA

Placed on Wednesday 07 April 2021

Closing date Sunday 25 April 2021

Interview date Tuesday 11 May 2021

Reference CF8129

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The International Relations Office (IRO) at the University of Bath is recruiting for an International Partnerships Officer to join our International Partnerships team and support the development, delivery and administration of international agreements, projects and networks.

As an International Partnerships Officer, you will provide support, service and expertise for all partnerships-related activity. You will be a key point of contact and service for internal and external stakeholders, building relationships with students, academic and professional services staff, and with representatives of partner universities and other organisations in the Higher Education sector.

Our ideal applicant will:

  • be motivated and highly organised
  • able to work both independently and with the wider team, including with diverse stakeholders across the University and externally
  • have an interest and broad knowledge of international Higher Education trends and developments
  • have prior experience in partnership development, especially in institutional engagement, funding or network-building
  • be an efficient administrator

More about the role

As part of the role you will be expected to provide support especially for institutional agreements and contracts, the University’s participation in international league tables, and engagement with strategic partners and alliances, including flagship international initiatives. The role will support partnership analysis, the organisation of high-level events, and the management of IRO Funding Schemes and Global Chair activities.

This role is available from the 1st of August. 

About the team

The IRO is responsible for managing student mobility and international partnerships. The International Partnerships Team manages a portfolio of partnerships and academic networks and alliances in research and learning & teaching. Providing expert advice and service for international higher education and research development, the team oversees agreements, co-ordinates the IRO Funding Schemes and the Global Chair programme and supports capacity-building for Transnational Education (TNE) and research training. The team also leads on, or provides support for, new projects and initiatives that embed internationalisation across the University, raise the institutional profile overseas, and create new global opportunities for our students and staff.

Further information about the IRO is available here.

For informal enquires about this role, please contact Dr Tina Schilbach at

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.