Director International

United Kingdom
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 23, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Durham University is seeking a new Director International, to work with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) Global and Associate PVC Global, to help lead the development and implementation of the University's Global Strategy.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other. We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A world top 100, research intensive university, Durham prides itself on providing an education and a wider student experience that is on a par with the very best institutions worldwide. Durham is moreover a proudly collegiate university, with 17 colleges located across Durham City, and more due to follow between now and 2027. Our residential college communities make Durham a highly distinctive place to study and engage in the wider student experience.

The University Strategy sets out a bold vision over ten years that builds on our reputation for excellence in education, research and the wider student experience. More than a quarter of our students come from outside the UK and there are 150 nationalities represented among our staff and students. However, we want to do better still, while ensuring that Durham continues to build on being a globally networked university, recognised around the world as an outstanding place to study and work and a significant contributor to international research and innovation agendas.

The new Director International will lead the International Office and work in close partnership with the PVC Global, Associate PVC Global and members of the University Executive. They will help to deliver the University's Global Strategy, develop new markets, secure additional international partnerships and credibly represent the University on any stage.

The successful candidate will build on solid foundations and strong international partnerships to further develop and deliver the International Recruitment Strategy and Plan. Proactive and supportive working relationships across the institution, including with Faculty Deans, Academic Departments, Colleges, the Strategic Planning Office, Advancement and the Academic Office, will be crucial to the success of this endeavour.

The role will require the successful candidate to have significant senior management experience with a well-developed and supportive management style, ideally developed in a large and complex organisation. They will have a record of delivering international growth in a Higher Education setting and will understand the complexities of international marketing and student recruitment, recognising the nuance between different cultures. Established connections internationally in a wide variety of markets and at the highest level with external bodies such as The British Council, UUKi, Science and Innovation Network etc. would be advantageous.

Durham University is committed to promoting equality and diversity. We welcome applications from a diverse pool of leaders from all walks of life.

Durham University is working in partnership with Dixon Walter Ltd. to recruit to this post.

Please contact Kiersten Avery, Executive Recruitment Partner, from Dixon Walter Ltd. at or on +44(0) 7881 344 559. For further information on the role including details of how to apply, please click here.

Applications submitted via this portal will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon, 19 February 2021.