We are excited to be recruiting a University Partnerships Coordinator to join the University Partnerships team. In our ‘Join The Club’ strategy we have set out our ambition for university access, focusing on the two goals: working with more pupils than ever before, and extending our support across the student journey. This will only be successfully delivered by working together with our key stakeholders. Ensuring that we can continually deliver exceptional university events, with the ambition of working with more pupils, will be key to this strategy, and the role of University Partnerships Coordinator will support the delivery of these events and the mobilisation of our university partners.
The candidate filling this role will give excellent support to the University Partnership Team, helping to ensure all strategic priorities are delivered effectively. The role will lead on several administrative processes to ensure that all Scholars Programme pupils experience a high-quality university event. This will include working with members of the Programme Management team. The role will include regular event planning, document and correspondence creation, supporting the delivery of events and data management.
The role requires a driven and dynamic team player, with excellent organisational skills. The successful candidate will champion the charity’s values and embody them in interactions with colleagues and partners.
This is a great opportunity to join The Brilliant Club team, as we aim to become the UK’s largest university access movement. We are looking forward to meeting great candidates who are excited to join us as we help more young people progress to university and thrive when they get there.
We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at The Brilliant Club and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.
Time and Resource Management
• Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
• Ability to identify opportunities to save time/resource
External Stakeholder Knowledge and Management
• Comfortable handling external and internal enquiries, including connecting them with the right person
• Understand the main stakeholders at The Brilliant Club, particularly the access and participation community
• Writes and speaks clearly, coherently and accurately
• Adheres to rules and policies for confidentiality, data protection and information security
Initiative and Problem Solving
• Identifies problems, suggesting possible solutions
• Effectively uses systems and structures to solve problems in a timely manner
• Actively looks for ways to help others, seeking advice and permission as required
Developing Self and Others
• Self-reflective and committed to own professional development
Role Specific Knowledge and Skills
• Essential – Ability to deal with sensitive issues and to demonstrate strict confidentiality
• Essential – Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Essential – Good working knowledge of ICT systems; desirable to have previous experience of using
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
• Desirable – Knowledge of the university higher education sector
• Desirable – Knowledge of the access and participation agenda at universities across the UK
Role specific Experience and Qualifications
• Desirable – Previous work experience in a professional environment
• Desirable – Previous experience of managing events, digitally or in person
• Desirable – Previous experience of building or improving digital systems for delivery
• Desirable – Previous experience of working with young people, in schools or with higher education institutions