Senior International Admissions Adviser (Undergraduate Admissions)

University of Essex – Communications & External Relations

Communications & External Relations
Communications and External Relations brings together the main areas involved in leading the University's strategic positioning and profile.

Engaging with students, staff and stakeholders we promote the University's excellence in research and education, and ensure its profile is communicated in a consistent way. We take an innovative and creative approach to our work and are at the forefront of new and best practice in communications, marketing, and stakeholder and customer service.

The Role and Duties
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and proactive individual to the position of Senior International Admissions Adviser in the Undergraduate Admissions Office.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in a varied, team-based role within a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

You will join a team of Senior International Admissions Advisers who play a key role in ensuring that the team delivers a high quality, efficient and effective admissions service to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. The main focus of the role will be responsibility for processing and making selection decisions on international applications, ensuring that decisions are made in accordance with the University’s admissions policy and are compliant with Home Office sponsor guidance for students that require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

In addition, you will be responsible for delivering and assisting managers with training and briefing sessions for staff involved in admissions and student recruitment. The Senior International Admissions Adviser is also responsible for responding to queries from a variety of stakeholders, including enquirers, applicants, recruitment staff and agents. Other duties include undertaking research and assessment on the acceptability of some undergraduate qualifications for entry to the University, for example foundation course assessments, and undertaking fee status assessments for undergraduate applicants.

The Senior International Admissions Adviser has line management responsibility for some temporary staff within the Undergraduate Admissions team during the busy summer confirmation and clearing period. You will be responsible for their induction, training and management throughout their contracts.

There are two positions available.

Qualifications and Skills required
You will have the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritising effectively in order to meet deadlines whilst giving close attention to detail. In addition, you will be a highly organised individual who has excellent written and oral communication skills. You will also have a proven ability to acquire knowledge and understanding of detailed policies and procedures, including policies relating to Tier 4 compliance, and be able to interpret and apply them accurately.

Minimum of 5 GCSEs, grades A – C, including English and Maths, and 2 A-levels (or equivalent level qualifications) are an essential requirement for this role.

Please note that previous experience in university admissions or higher education is not essential for this role, as full training will be provided.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk  contains more information about the University of Essex.  If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521.



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