University Partnerships Coordinator

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London,United Kingdom
£24,598 - £24,598 Per Year
02 Aug 2022 20:30
30 Aug 2022 23:59
Higher Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

University Partnerships Coordinator

Contract Permanent. Full time and part-time job-sharing options will be considered.

Location : Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and London.

The Organisation

Our client mobilise the PhD community to support students who are less advantaged to access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there.

Between 2021 and 2026, they will work with 100,000 students across the UK to help them to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to access the most competitive universities. They estimate that this will result in 30,000 of these young people progressing to a competitive university. By the end of the decade, one in ten state school students at the most competitive universities will be a graduate of their Scholars Programme. They will also support 11,000 students from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed once they enter universities. Their access and success goals are underpinned by three enablers; communities, capabilities and consultancy.

Every member of theirs contribute to the success of their strategy. They hope that you ll consider joining them, as they work to create a fairer society where no child s education is limited by their background.

The Opportunity

They are excited to be recruiting a University Partnerships Coordinator to join the University Partnerships team. In thier 'Join The Club strategy they have set out their ambition for university access, focusing on the two goals: working with more pupils than ever before and extending their support across the student journey; this will only be successfully delivered by working together with their key stakeholders. Ensuring that they can continually deliver exceptional university events with the ambition of working with more pupils will be key to this strategy, and the role of University Partnerships Coordinator will support the delivery of these events and the mobilisation of their university partners.

This role will give excellent support to the University Partnership Team, helping to ensure all strategic priorities are delivered effectively. The role will lead on several administrative processes to ensure that all Scholars Programme pupils experience high-quality university events; the role will regularly include document and correspondence creation, data management and supporting the planning and delivery of events. The University Partnerships Coordinator will also support the Head of and Director of University Partnerships to research prospective university partners, schedule and prepare for meetings with new and potential partners and create high-quality supporting documentation and reports for the university audience.

The role requires a driven and dynamic team player, with excellent organisation skills. The successful candidate will champion the charity s values and embody them in interactions with colleagues and partners. This is a great opportunity to join them, as they become the UK s largest university access movement. They are looking forward to meeting great candidates who are excited to join them as they help more young people progress to university and thrive when they get there.

They think it is important that their charity reflects the lived experience of their beneficiaries, and they want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. They particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at them, and they are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity. They also welcome applications from candidates looking for part-time roles, since job-sharing options will be considered for this role.

Person Specification

Time and Resource Management

  • Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to plan ahead for busy periods, juggle competing priorities and manage time effectively
  • Ability to identify opportunities to save time/resource.

External Stakeholder Knowledge and Management

  • Comfortable handling external and internal enquiries, including connecting them with the right person
  • Understand the main stakeholders at them, particularly the access and participation community.


  • Writes and speaks clearly, coherently and accurately
  • Adheres to rules and policies for confidentiality, data protection and information security.
  • Creates high-quality documents tailored to specific audiences (e.g., pupil-facing presentations, reports for universities, resources for parents/carers)

Initiative and Problem Solving

  • Identifies problems, suggesting possible solutions
  • Effectively uses systems and structures to solve problems in a timely manner
  • Actively looks for ways to help others, seeking advice and permission as required.

Developing Self and Others

Self-reflective and committed to own professional development

Role Specific Knowledge and Skills

  • Essential - Ability to deal with sensitive issues and to demonstrate strict confidentiality
  • Essential - Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Desirable - Good working knowledge of ICT systems, including CRM software
  • Desirable - Knowledge of the Higher Education sector in the UK, in particular the access and participation agendas.

Role specific Experience and Qualifications

  • Essential - Previous experience of working with others to ensure high-quality delivery of projects
  • Essential - Previous experience of event support and administration
  • Desirable - Previous experience of data management and reporting
  • Desirable - Previous experience of working with young people