Imperial College London’s strategy makes explicit the link between external collaboration and academic excellence and undertakes to strengthen collaboration with academia, government institutions, business, healthcare and non-profit organisations across the globe.
The International Relations Office (IRO) is a busy, highly-visible central unit responsible for supporting the development and delivery of the College’s international engagement strategy. The team develops and maintains a portfolio of key relationships spanning research, education, innovation and policy, and provides briefings, strategic advice, horizon-scanning, coordination, and practical support for international partnerships.
Working closely with senior IRO staff, the Assistant International Relations Officer will play a key role in developing and implementing international academic partnership strategies.
Duties and responsibilities
You will have a track record of working in a fast-paced office environment with experience of supporting senior colleagues and working independently on guided projects. A demonstrable interest in international affairs/policy will be an advantage, as will knowledge of international science, education and innovation policy environments. You will have a strong interest in international collaboration and intercultural communication, and you will possess the necessary diplomatic and negotiation skills to operate in a highly international and diverse environment. You will have excellent attention to detail and experience of – or the potential to – provide positive service and stewardship to internationally leading academics and/or related stakeholders (e.g. government, industry, NGOs). You should welcome change and be prepared to work flexibly across multiple areas of work.
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