Country Officer UK International

University of Reading - Global Recruitment

The higher education sector has changed dramatically over recent years; it is a genuinely global market and it’s never been so competitive or challenging to attract students, academics and funding. The University of Reading has an ambitious vision for the future and our newly established Global Recruitment & Admissions service has a key role in achieving this. At the forefront of attracting & recruiting the brightest foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students, we continually work to increase our reputation and profile and to deliver an exceptional and personalised experience for prospective students and applicants.

Working within the Global Recruitment Team (International) you will act as part of the key front-line recruitment team representing the University of Reading within the UK for the recruitment of International students.

You will have:

  • Outstanding communication skills including the ability to present effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people from many different cultural backgrounds.
  • Well-developed diplomacy skills; sensitivity to changing or difficult environments, both internally and externally.
  • Evidence of working to and meeting ambitious targets.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and support colleagues when needed.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Acting Regional Manager Europe & UK International
Contact name: Claire Ballard
Contact phone: 0118 378 8111
Contact email:

Closing date: 2nd January 2018
Interview date: 10th January 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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