Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.
The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.
Durham University seeks to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our University community to reach their full potential. Diversity brings strength and we welcome applications from across the international, national and regional communities that we work with and serve.
It is expected that all staff within the University:
Contribute to our learning culture by engaging in mentoring, training and coaching.
Positively contribute to fostering a collegial environment; as well as demonstrating commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Have due regard to Health and Safety requirements appropriate to grade and role.The Department and role purpose
The International Office is responsible for:
· The recruitment of international students to all areas of the university to meet institutional targets.
· Supporting and managing the developing of international partnerships to raise the University's global profile and to support academic colleagues in developing international links and collaborations
· Managing the university's student mobility programmes (Erasmus+ and other exchange partnerships) to meet the University's student mobility targets
As a member of the Partnerships Team, the post holder supports the development and delivery of international strategic partnerships and networks with responsibility for supporting the university's external academic relationships with partners (HEIs, research organisations, NGOs, scholarship bodies, government departments) in key global regions, with particular emphasis on East Asia. The post holder is also responsible for management of the Partnerships Approval Process, maintaining accurate agreement records and developing robust systems for monitoring progress with partners. This role requires significant joint working with Research and Innovation Services (RIS), Marketing and Communications (MarComms), Development and Alumni Relations (DARO), the Executive Office and academic staff at all levels