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Senior University Partnerships Manager - City, London, United Kingdom, EC1A2


FJWilson Talent Services (a recruitment and search agency) has a Senior University Partnerships Manager vacancy working for our client - a dynamic and rapidly-growing FinTech company which provides private student loans to UK students and graduates.

The basic starting salary is circa £45,000 (up to a maximum of £50K for a very experienced candidate), plus a benefits package which includes private health and dental insurance.


Government loans are typically the best financing option, and our client strongly suggest students make the most of them first. But if government student loans aren't enough or an individual doesn't qualify, our client then can provide a great option to help fund the cost of tuition or living expenses.

Since being founded in 2014, our client has already loaned over £65million to students across 150 universities across the UK. Our client uses data sets (from the likes of HESA) to evaluate key lending criteria such as employability and future earnings statistics.Such data helps our client rank HEIs and departments/schools in order of lending probability; this in turn helps the business focus their engagement activities.

Our client is a highly ethical lender, has recently partnered with UCAS, and is focused on developing meaningful engagement activities across HEIs to help students achieve their dreams.

Reporting to the Strategic Partnerships Director, and part of a small team, this post holder will be working on highly targeted university partnerships.

The purpose of thedevelopment work will be to enrich the HEIs student proposition (as finance plays a key part to this), increase brand awareness, and ultimately increase applications from students with the strongest probability of loan success.You will be collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders both internally and across each University partner. (e.g finance, marketing, recruitment and student welfare departments).

Applicants must have:

  • Experience in working with Universities/ HEIs in the UK;
  • An established network of contacts within Higher Education;
  • Very strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to interact and build a rapport with senior stakeholders;
  • A minimum 5 years experience within engagement/partnership building role;
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.

Please note this role will involve a lot of travel across the UK (option to travel by train or drive), so applicants must be flexible to this required element. There will also be the occasional need to work evenings/at the weekends for University fairs and events (time will be given back in lieu)

Recruitment Process & Notes to Applicants

  • Applicants must be available for first interview (if short-listed) In London on either the 22nd, 23rd or 28th January 2019
  • If you are successful at first interview stage, there will be a second interview (Dates TBC)

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

This vacancy is being advertised by FJWilson Talent Services. The services advertised by FJWilson Talent Services are those of a recruitment business.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability or age. We will gladly accept applications from all sections of the community. Furthermore, all qualifications listed are indicative, and we confirm that we are willing to accept applications from persons holding equivalent qualifications.