Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach

Cardiff University

We are an ambitious and innovative top 10 UK university with a bold vision, located in a beautiful and vibrant capital city. We are the only Welsh member of the Russell Group of leading British research universities, with 30,000 students, 6,924 staff and annual income of over £0.5bn. We have created an exciting new role that brings together UK, EU and international student recruitment, widening participation and school engagement for the first time, supported by a new, university-wide CRM system and new student recruitment framework. Working closely with our Colleges, this integrated recruitment model will help drive strong and cohesive outcomes.

The Role

  • Reporting to the Director of Communications & Marketing, you will work with the University Executive Board to drive developments in UK, EU and international student recruitment, as well as widening participation.
  • You will lead the development and delivery of the university’s student recruitment strategy to ensure the university meets its ambitious recruitment targets and provide strategic oversight of international partnerships and relationships.
  • You will be expected to oversee innovative marketing campaigns which respond to a fast-changing, highly competitive and global marketplace and be responsible for ensuring an exceptional student experience.

The Person

  • Senior level, international student recruitment and marketing experience from within a HE environment.
  • A creative self-starter with a proven track record in successfully leading a related function, or ready to take this step.
  • Possesses the credibility to act as an ambassador for the university with excellent communication, relationship-building, and partnership-working skills.

To find out more, and to apply, please go to: For any enquiries please call the Odgers’ Wales office on 02920 783 050.

Date advert posted: Friday, 7 July 2017. The closing date for applications is Friday 25 August 2017.

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