Head of Postgraduate Taught Student Recruitment

University of Bath

The University of Bath seeks a Head of Postgraduate Taught Student Recruitment with the vision to reshape our approach to the recruitment of PGT students from the UK, EU and the rest of the world. People management skills, influencing skills, strategic insight and a proactive approach will be critical in this role. You will lead a new team focused on the growth and diversification of the University’s PGT intake. The team will be newly constituted by 1 April 2018. Half of these posts are newly created, and we hope that our appointee will assist in the recruitment and selection of four new team members soon after accepting the role.

You will report to the Academic Director of Postgraduate Taught Recruitment & Admissions and be responsible for both shaping and achieving PGT recruitment targets. This will involve developing strong collaborative relationships with our faculties, members of the University Senior Team, and our consortia partners to inform institutional planning, test the credibility of our recruitment targets and evaluate the feasibility of our strategies to deliver these targets.

A key responsibility will be the co-ordination of our engagement with agents, as well as consideration of the appropriate extent of this network. You will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications in respect of overarching recruitment and market communications. It will be your responsibility to establish priorities for the use of university marketing resource devoted to PGT recruitment in the provision, in collaboration with colleagues, of innovative marketing campaigns which respond to a fast-changing, highly competitive and global marketplace and are compliant with consumer regulations.

Immediate priorities include the maintenance of existing international recruitment activities, the establishment of a completely new approach to PGT recruitment in the UK and EU, the creation of a brand new social media presence for PGT recruitment, and the integration of an increasingly diverse recruitment portfolio including distance learning, blended learning, degree apprenticeships and collaborative provision in addition to more traditional offerings.

The University of Bath is a world class university in a World Heritage city, providing a nurturing environment for enterprising minds. Our growing international reputation is built upon the excellence and impact of our academic research and the all-round quality of the educational and extra-curricular experience enjoyed by our community of over 16,000 postgraduate and undergraduate students.

This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding candidate to make a significant contribution to the University by establishing a new model for the recruitment of PGT students. We have committed substantial new resource in support of this endeavour, and we seek the right leader to take this forward. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Bruce Rayton, Academic Director of Postgraduate Taught Recruitment & Admissions (B.Rayton@bath.ac.uk)

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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