Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach

The University of Manchester - Directorate for the Student Experience

Closing Date: 12/12/2016.
Employment Type: Permanent.
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Professional Support Services.
School/Directorate: Directorate for the Student Experience.
Division: Student Recruitment & International Development - SRID Division Office.
Hours Per week: Full time.
Salary: Competitive.
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference: PSS-09189.

The University of Manchester is highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research. We are proud of our history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to isolating graphene.

We are committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility in everything we do. Aiming to become one of the world’s leading universities by 2020, we are seeking to appoint a leading Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach to help continue our impact on the world as the UK’s biggest University.

Charged with leading on all student recruitment and widening participation activity, you will provide strategic leadership to a multi-disciplinary division. As a member of the Directorate for the Student Experience Senior Executive team, you will help shape and deliver strategic initiatives to support the University’s sector leading performance via leadership of home/EU and international recruitment (including blended and distance learning), widening participation and student recruitment related marketing. You will work closely with the University’s leadership team in order to drive change and ensure Manchester remains agile in the face of market forces whilst representing the institution with key external stakeholders and sector groups.

You will be an experienced Higher Education leader with a proven track record of leading a large and high-performing student recruitment/international office directorate. You will have a strong empathy for the student experience and will have experience of leading a well-established team of experts. You will be well-versed in broader HE change and will possess a strong commitment to continuous professional development and horizon scanning. You will have significant strategy experience and possess the ability to build credible and long term relationships with all University stakeholders, students and partners.

Further information along with details on how to apply can be found at:

Closing date for applications will be at noon on 12 December 2016.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

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