Job offer in Ireland Head of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m. As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

The head of strategic partnerships and engagement will lead on developing new and existing strategic partnerships with the private, public and third sectors locally and globally for Queen’s Management School’s William J Clinton Leadership Institute, such as the large public and private sector organization and umbrella bodies in the third sector. The successful candidate will ensure that the Institute is identifying and nurturing partnerships that will deliver to the business plan and provide high quality leadership development interventions to clients.

Working with the Director of Executive Development, the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement will play a leading role on all external engagement, marketing and communications activity, including managing marketing and communications staff. They will work with the sales and marketing team and be responsible for doubling the revenues on behalf of the Institute.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Honours Degree, or equivalent, in Marketing, Business, or a related discipline.
  • Proven track record in a similar strategic partnerships and/or engagement role in a relevant environment.
  • Proven track record of significant revenue generation in relation to executive education programmes and/or organisation development.
  • Demonstrated experience of successful market and/or competitive analysis.
  • A clearly demonstrable track record in fostering strategic partnerships and engagements with private public and third sector organisations and where appropriate universities, research institutions and industry.
  • Significant experience of working in a higher education environment and /or executive education provider.

More information can be found at

Informal enquiries may be directed to:

Dr Denise Currie, Email:

Dr Alan Hanna, Email: (Wks beg 12th & 19th August)

Dr David Paulson, email: (Wk beg 2nd September)

Salary scale:  £51,630 – £59,828 per annum

Closing date: Tuesday 10 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 26 September 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.


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