Imperial College London Global Summer School Manager

Imperial College London - Division of Student Recruitment and Outreach

Campus: South Kensington, with travel in Greater London as required.

This is an exciting opportunity for a student recruitment professional to lead our Global Summer School programme. The post holder will be expected to work independently, leading teams of academic and non-academic staff and students from across all Faculties to ensure the delivery and development of course content and the programme. The post-holder will be responsible for evaluating the course content and brand profile of the global summer school and planning its possible expansion.

The primary responsibilities of this role are:

  1. To support the Head of Student Recruitment and Marketing in the strategic development of the Imperial College London Global Summer School;
  2. To develop systems and processes to attract and select high calibre pre-university students for the summer school from across the world;
  3. To manage the day-to-day delivery of the programme content, including academic content, extra-curricular activities and pastoral care appropriate for minors;
  4. To liaise with relevant teams from across the College to ensure quality and consistency across the programme;
  5. To ensure the summer school programme is delivered on time and to budget; 
  6. To ensure timely evaluation takes place following the summer school programme with reports to the Faculties and the Provost’s Board.

Experience and Knowledge

The successful candidate will have: a good honours degree and/or equivalent qualification, experience of running summer schools, working as part of a team and independently and the ability to prioritise tasks and manage a busy workload.


The successful candidate will also be able to interact and work with staff at all levels, work under pressure to tight deadlines, write documents for different audiences and contexts, demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills. The successful candidate will have meticulous administrative and organisational skills, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office. The ability to assess and analyse problems and suggest solutions, good numeracy and project management skills are also essential.

Personal attributes and aptitudes

The successful candidate will be committed to complete tasks successfully and produce excellent results, and will be flexible and able to adapt to changing requirements. The post holder has a respect for confidentiality and an awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity. The successful candidate will be able to work under pressure with little supervision, and react to changing situations in a calm and considered manner.

This job will be based at the College’s South Kensington Campus however it will involve travel within the UK and overseas. Flexible working hours will be required.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory (standard/enhanced/enhanced for regulated activity) Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

If you require further information please contact: Amanda Cerny,

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