Head of UK Student Recruitment & Outreach

Job Title: Head of UK Student Recruitment & Outreach
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £42,418 - £49,149
Reference: 15618874
Job Published: September 05, 2017 01:00

Job Description

Head of UK Student Recruitment & Outreach
Leeds Beckett University – External Relations
Ref: MAC300348A
Full-Time, permanent  
Grade 8, £42,418 - £49,149

We are looking for an experienced leader of student recruitment activities to help us meet our ambitious recruitment and widening participation targets. This is an exciting role leading a team of 15 people, delivering school and college outreach activities, open days and other student recruitment events, and activities which will ensure we recruit strongly from underrepresented groups.

This is a key role in our service and you will feed into the university’s overall recruitment strategy. You will have the opportunity to shape our outreach strategy and will be responsible for setting priorities and managing resources effectively. You will build ex excellent relationships with our Deans and academic colleagues to ensure we are maximising opportunities for our academic schools and range of courses

We are one of the most popular universities in the UK and we are looking for someone with energy and drive to help us meet our ambitions. In return we offer a generous package and an exciting fast-paced working environment.

The post reports to the Associate Director (Student Marketing and UK Recruitment), sitting within the University Recruitment Service.

You will possess:

  • Excellent people management skills with a proven track record of successful management and leadership
  • A strong track record delivering against stretching recruitment targets (or sales targets in a comparable organisation)
  • Extensive knowledge of the school sector and how universities can best support them
  • A detailed understanding of the challenges and opportunities of raising aspirations to attend university from underrepresented groups
  • Energy, passion and enthusiasm for delivering excellent experiences for young people

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.

Closing date: 19 September 2017 (Midnight)