Head of Study Abroad

University of Hertfordshire
April 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021pa
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Post Title Head of Study Abroad

SBU/Department: International Office

FTE: 0.5 FTE (18.5 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH9 £56,021pa pro rata to £63,029pa with potential to progress to £66,857pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 30 days pro rata plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

This is a new and key post to assist the Director of International Education in the leadership, growth and delivery of the University's study abroad and exchange activity. As such, the Head of Study Abroad will contribute to the strategic development and operational leadership of the study abroad programme and management of the University's exchange partnerships. It will involve significant communication and liaison internally with the University's schools of study and externally with the University's exchange partnerships.

Main duties and responsibilities

Key duties will include assisting in managing and developing the portfolio of international partnerships with peer universities for study abroad and exchange and related dual and joint award mobility opportunities. You will need to advise and assist our academic schools with the development of international experience opportunities for students and staff, including short term mobility, in line with the Global Experience Strategy. You would also assist in managing mobility funding programmes, such as the Turing Scheme and other funding sources, including budgets and application and seeking of new funding sources. You would be expected to represent the University within higher education organisations at national, European and international levels, including contributions to conferences, seminars and workshops.

Skills and experience required

You will need to have experience of senior leadership and a knowledge of the global higher education landscape and experience of study abroad and exchange activity. The post will require good communication, networking and liaison skills with the ability to build relationships internally and externally at all levels and to engage and inspire others in the development and delivery of study abroad. It will require good organisational skills, the ability to use initiative and a flexible approach and delivery to deadlines.

Qualifications required

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree or equivalent qualification. You will also need to be willing to travel overseas in support of and development of the University's study abroad and exchange activity.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Maria Currant, [email protected]

Closing Date : 04 April 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 058155

Date advert placed: 21 March 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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