International Office
Ref: 1974822NP
A founding member of the Russell Group, the University of Southampton is among the top 80 global universities and in the UK’s top 15. Our academics and diverse global student community are helping to change the world for the better.
Our new University Strategy sets out a clear vision – that we inspire excellence to achieve the remarkable and build an inclusive world. We strive for greater inclusivity in our community, as diversity is a strength. It makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. Through partnership, we aim to inspire communities working with us locally and globally to change the world for the better. As such, we’re investing in our International Office to achieve the ambitious goals set out in our International Strategic Plan.
We are seeking two experienced International Partnership Managers to develop and manage our institutional partnerships in given regions, initially North America and the European Union.
As an International Partnerships Manager, you’ll be responsible for initiating, developing and management international partnerships in a specified region of the world. You’ll develop deep knowledge of your region – including its political, educational, and economic landscape - to contribute towards determining the university’s activities there and seeking out mutually valuable partnership opportunities. These are likely to include study abroad and exchange partners, as well as other education and research relationships.
About you:
You’ll bring excellent communication skills since you’ll need to liaise across the organisation and beyond to ensure success, as well as being highly organised and experienced in international higher education and research matters. You’ll be keen to represent the University internationally, raising our brand and profile, with confidence to negotiate with external partners, institutions, and organisations in other cultural settings.
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Application Procedure
You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1974822NP on all correspondence.
As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.
With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.
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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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