Our Partners

As a consortium, ECC is committed to working with a range of agencies across the higher and further education sectors, and beyond. We have active and positive working relationships with many of these organisations.

Association of Colleges


Represents and promotes the interests of Colleges in England and provides members with professional support services.

Association of University Administrators (AUA)


Exists to advance and promote the professional recognition and development of all who work in professional services roles in higher education, and to be an authoritative advocate and champion for the sector



An independent Management Consultancy practice specialising in Organisational Design & Improvement, Reward & Performance Management and Job Evaluation, offering substantial discounts to ECC members for equal pay review consultancy

British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG)


The representative body for finance staff in the Higher Education sector in the UK

Capita Surveys and Research Unit


Works in partnership with ECC to provide the Labour Market Data Service; also offers HR consultancy, research and support services

Chartered Institute of Library Information Professionals


The leading body representing the information professions

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)


The world's largest Chartered HR and development professional body

Colleges Scotland


Supports the sector by ensuring that its views are heard and interests represented

Colleges Wales


Raises the profile of further education with key decision-makers to improve opportunities for learners in Wales

Colleges Northern Ireland


The membership body representing all six Northern Ireland regional colleges

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)


Professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas



The largest teaching union in Scotland



A general trade union with almost 620,000 members

Global Academy Jobs


An online recruitment portal offering substantial discounts to ECC members, GAJ specialises in vacancies in the academic and research sector, at every stage of the academic career path



One of the two recognised representative bodies for Higher Education in the UK



A membership organisation dedicated to supporting Professional Development of Technical staff from all disciplines and specialisms in Higher Education and related fields

Higher Education Academy


A national and independent organisation, funded by the four UK HE funding bodies and by subscriptions and grants. The Higher Education Academy champions excellent learning and teaching in higher education.

Higher Education Funding Council for England


HEFCE distributes public money for higher education to universities and colleges in England (and some universities in Northern Ireland), and ensures that this money is used to deliver the greatest benefit to students and the wider public

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales


HEFCW is funded by the Welsh Government to distribute funding for higher education in Wales

Irish Universities Association


The representative body for Ireland's seven universities

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education


The Leadership Foundation is committed to developing and improving the management and leadership skills of existing and future leaders of higher education

Scottish Funding Council


The national, strategic body that is responsible for funding teaching and learning provision, research and other activities in Scotland's colleges and universities and higher education institutions.

Staff Development Forum


A not-for-profit charitable organisation, representing and working with staff and organisational developers in Higher Education (HE) to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and organisational performance of the sector and its workforce



Stonefish eRecruitment combines a user-friendly web site where applicants can view current employment opportunities and apply for them online, with back-end automated administration to streamline short listing and interviews. Offers substantial discounts to ECC members for eRecruitment services.



Europe's longest-established consultancy specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion, offering substantial discounts to ECC members for equal pay review consultancy

Towers Watson


Offers ECC members discounts on employee engagement surveys



One of the UK's largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members, Unison represents full-time and part-time staff who provide public services

Unite the Union


Britain's biggest union with 1.42 million members

Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)


UCEA represents UK higher education institutions, and provides members with timely advice and guidance on employment matters pivotal to the higher education sector

Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association


Represents the whole of higher education, and increasingly further education, in the provision and development of academic, management and administrative information systems, providing a network of contacts and a powerful lobbying voice

University and College Union


The largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK

Universities Human Resources (UHR)


The key organisation for human resource professionals in higher education in the UK



Leading supplier of innovative e-Recruitment solutions, with over 15 years experience improving the business performance of many of the largest employers in the UK and across the globe. Offers substantial discounts to ECC members.


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