Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Global Engagement Administrator

United Kingdom

Closing in 16 days

Global Engagement Administrator

Global Engagement Salary: £25,138 to £28,759 Closing Date: Monday 18 December 2023 Interview Date: Friday 12 January 2024 Reference: 1257-23

In the top 15 in all United Kingdom league tables, and the Times and Sunday Times International University of the Year in 2020, Lancaster University has established itself as a world player in research and teaching. Students from one hundred countries make up a thriving community based on a beautiful parkland campus.

Alongside a strong commitment to engage with the regional agenda, Lancaster has an international outlook, with four strategic partnerships in China, Ghana, Germany and Malaysia. In addition, we have research, teaching and student exchange collaborations with leading universities and institutions in many countries around the world.

Joining the Team

The Global Engagement team's portfolio of work includes student mobility, partnership management, international reputation and strategic partnership engagement. It is a very busy team with a wide range of activities across the year. You will find lots of additional information here on our Global Partnerships webpages and Global Experiences webpages.

The Role

We are looking for an organised, motivated and enthusiastic person to contribute to the achievement of the University's international strategy by ensuring an efficient and effective engagement with global partners and academic contacts. You will maintain and develop the Global Engagement communications, facilitating campaigns, monitoring engagement levels, and leading on the capture of new academic contacts globally.

By providing administrative support, including being a first contact point for enquiries, you will ensure relationships are well managed and receive timely responses to enquiries. By taking oversight of the partnership agreement process, the role holder will ensure Lancaster's collaborations are effectively managed in ways aligned with the international strategy.

Working in a lively and challenging environment, applicants for the post will be expected to demonstrate initiative and the ability to communicate effectively; to prioritise and manage a diverse workload; to work flexibly in order to meet deadlines; and to work successfully as part of a team.

Significant relevant experience of working in a busy office environment and a great eye for detail is essential. You will also need to have experience of operating a range of administrative processes and systems, ideally within an educational establishment, as well as excellent IT skills.

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce and ensuring our culture is inclusive and welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Lancaster encourages hybrid working options for our workforce offering flexibility with a blend of working remotely and on campus.

This role is offered on an indefinite contract.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amanda Helsby, Project and Administrative Officer, at [email protected].

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    The University provides an environment that strongly supports the

    individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster' information page.

    We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an

    individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

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    Job details


    Global Engagement Administrator


    Lancaster University


    United Kingdom


    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 18, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Initially, the university was based at St. Leonard's Gate. The campus was moved to Bailrigg in South Lancaster in 1968. The university formerly had four colleges namely Cartmel, County, Lonsdale, and Bowland. Grizedale, Fylde, Furness, Pendle, and Graduate colleges were set up after 1990. Currently, it has 9 colleges that offer a total of 18 research programs.

    The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city center. The Bailrigg campus is home to Lancaster Arts, bringing together our own theatre, art gallery, and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. Each of the 9 colleges has its private residence blocks, administration staff, halls, bars, and Wi-Fi enabled common areas. There are two banks, a bakery, an ice-cream parlor, general stores and supermarkets, a beauty salon, and a post office on the university campus. Lancaster also has Chaplaincy Centre which houses prayer rooms with facilities for different faiths such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, and Baha'i. Lancaster University provides university bus services making it convenient for the students and employees to commute. Further, the M6 motorway is only a five minutes' drive from the campus. It takes 10 minutes to drive to the West Coast Main Line that connects the city to London, Scotland, and Manchester.

    The academic structure of the university consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs. The acclaimed staff of the university guides the students into international level research centered on humanities, business subjects, natural sciences, modern languages, social sciences, and technology. Presently, the university has over 13,000 full-time students enrolled for first and higher degrees. There are 3,027 employees on the university campus including 1,323 faculty members.

    Lancaster University has over 148,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. The university has a notable list of alumni who have gained recognition in their respective disciplines. Emily Fleeshman is a Hollywood actress, famous for her role of Nikki in popular TV show Still Open All Hours. Also, she is the founder of an acting school named ‘The Actors' Lab’ based in Salford. Satnam Rana is a news presenter on BBC. Some other noble laureates of the university are Roger Ashton-Griffiths (actor), Andrew Brooke Miller (Novelist), Catherine Jane Smith (a member of British Labour Party), Lucy Jane Briers (actor), Andy Serkis (actor and director), Bruce Sewell (former counsel of Apple).

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