Learning & Education Team
Full Time, UK based
You will lead on the establishment and management of key relationships in the education sector to ensure education remains a key aspect in the transition to a circular economy. Your main focus will be on Higher Education, but you will also be working with other partners across the education space. You will be working with visionary, action oriented and collaborative individuals who are shaping and driving the circular economy agenda forward in their organisations. You will be exposed to the brightest minds, to senior strategic and tactical decision makers and you will influence their approaches towards a circular economy and consider how to leverage their influence and value to the Foundation’s wider work.
Within the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, you will be part of the Learning Team but work very closely with our Network Team, to make sure that Higher Education has a firm role to play in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ‘One Network’ approach.
Specific role responsibilities include:
Landscape and horizon scanning to ensure the Foundation engages strategically with Higher Education institutions to support the Foundation’s strategic objectives.
Own all aspects of the partner management lifecycle. Responsible for relationship health - establish and nourish relationships and track engagement at all levels.
Responsible for activating Higher Education relationships to achieve the Foundation strategic objectives whilst creating mutual value.
In collaboration with our HE Network Manager, devise and execute (online) events and meetings between our education contacts, the Foundation and other parties.
Manage internal communications to create joined-up programmes.
Identify, shape and pitch high-impact projects, learning and communications opportunities for members of the Foundation’s Network.
Leverage the Foundation’s knowledge, capabilities and network to advance the objectives of our key Higher Education relationships.
Work in close collaboration with the HE Network manager and the senior members of the learning team to deliver the HE strategy
Act as line manager of the HE Network Manager.
Represent the Foundation in external partner events and public forums
Proven experience in relationship management. Having the ability to assess and manage the needs of various internal and external stakeholders working on various levels of professional responsibilities.
A demonstrated track record of influencing relationships in the HE sector to achieve defined programme goals and targets.
An understanding of the public circular economy discourse and competitive landscape in the educational sector.
Experience of working with a highly international team and international stakeholders in an academic environment.
Strong project management and organisational skills with proven ability to organise, manage and deliver outputs to deadline.
Higher Education Partnerships ManagerDesired starting date: ASAP
Closing date: 20th February 2023
Salary range: £50k+ per annum depending upon experience
Benefits package: generous holiday allowance (25 days plus UK bank holidays and discretionary extra days leave) generous parental leave; enhanced pension options/private health scheme after 6 months; wellbeing programme.
Location: UK based with regular attendance at our office in Cowes, Isle of Wight (subject to individual circumstances).
Relocation support: We offer support with relocation from overseas, such as: helping to source accommodation, travel expenses to the UK (dependent on circumstances and eligibility). Many colleagues will have faced the same challenges as you (including relocating pets!) and we will be happy to assist you in this transition.
What we do
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. We work with, and inspire, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Our vision is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for people and the environment. Business models, products, and materials are designed to increase use and reuse, replicating the balance of the natural world, where nothing becomes waste and everything has value. A circular economy, increasingly built on renewable energy and materials, is distributed, diverse, and inclusive.
Our commitment to you
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and providing a working environment free from discrimination. Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.