Senior International Relations Officer (Europe)

Imperial College London
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jan-07-2019
  • Posted
    Dec 07

Position description

Imperial is a global leader in science, education and innovation and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.  The College focuses on the four main disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and business and is renowned for its application of these skills to industry and enterprise. The International Relations Office (IRO) is a highly visible central office that facilitates the development of international...

Job summary

 Imperial is a global leader in science, education and innovation and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.  The College focuses on the four main disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and business and is renowned for its application of these skills to industry and enterprise.

The International Relations Office (IRO) is a highly visible central office that facilitates the development of international partnerships with peer universities, governments and related organisations, with an overarching aim to support the College in collaborating with and educating the best globally.

Working closely with colleagues in the International Relations Office, as well as the College’s senior management and four Faculties, you will play a key role in developing and implementing academic partnership strategies with a region – Europe – that is of major importance to Imperial.   In the last decade, more than 60,000 Imperial research papers were co-authored with peers at European universities and this year we have forged major partnerships with the Technical University of Munich and the CNRS, France’s and Europe’s largest fundamental research agency.

Duties and responsibilities


  • You will take a lead in identifying emerging opportunities for the College to develop international peer-to-peer academic/government partnerships in Europe that help address global challenges and attract the best global talent.

  • You will act as a key senior contact (‘front door’) for the College’s European strategic partners and possess sufficient levels of credibility to be able to lead on discussions regarding College interests and priorities.

  • You will Identify, monitor and report external factors (such as changes in EU policy) that may impact the College’s international relationships, identifying risks and opportunities for the College.

  • You will effectively promote the College’s interests externally, to organisations including foreign embassies based in the UK, British embassies overseas, collaborating peer institutions, FCO, UUKi, and consortia partners.

  • You will evaluate, manage and coordinate high-level visits to and from relevant world region(s), working with other relevant teams in College, as required, and under the direction of the Vice President (International), Provost, and President.

Qualifications

Essential requirements

  • We are looking for a candidate with a strategic and analytical mind-set and with a successful track record of working consultatively to develop strategies.

  • Professional credibility, intellectual depth, maturity, and collaborative skills to garner trust and confidence of academic colleagues, members of the College’s leadership team, and external partners.

  • Highly developed knowledge of the academic and research environment in Europe.

  • Flexibility and a capacity to adapt to the changing demands of the job and the wide range of partners and issues

Application instructions

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