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Partnership Development Officer


Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £32,348 to £35,333 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term until 31/07/2024
Post Type:  Full Time Term Time
Weeks Per Year:  42
Closing Date:  Sunday 29 January 2023
Reference:  EHA2036-0123

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Partnership Development Officer, to work within our newly created Partnership Development Team, whereby you will contribute to the Faculty's vision and strategy for developing and enhancing our partnership relationships. 

You will be an outstanding communicator with the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships at different levels and across a very large partnership.

You will work very closely with the Head of Partnership Development in developing and maintaining key partnerships with schools, setting and third sector organisations. The work will also include sourcing placements for students engaged on a range of education programmes and assisting in the assurance of the quality of placements.

As part of the work, you will be required to travel across all regions of the United Kingdom.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Lorraine Partington, Head of Partnership Development at

About You

As Partnership Development Officer, you will:

  • Have successful partnership development experience or other evidence that suggests potential to develop as a partnership development officer
  • Be experienced of working in or with schools
  • Demonstrate an effective communications style and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to support partnership development work
  • Be able to develop and use effective, flexible, and innovative approaches to partnership development work
  • Work effectively as a core member of the team

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.


  • As a 42-weeks-per-year term time postholder, you will be expected to take leave outside of your contracted working weeks. You receive 5.33 weeks additional pay (pro rata to your hours) in lieu of annual and statutory leave. 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 16.3%

About Us 

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

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