Head of Student Recruitment

University of Derby - Marketing

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the role
Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

This is the University of Derby. A university relevant today and focused on tomorrow. Recognised for teaching excellence and strength in applied research. An ambitious university of respected professors, active practitioners and leading professionals. Where the latest research and cutting-edge best practice inform our teaching. An innovative, forward-thinking university of open doors and open minds committed to collaborating with industry to enhance our collective impact on the region, the country and the world.

You are our dynamic new Head of Student Recruitment.

An outstanding individual ready to make a significant impact and be bold. An individual who lives team spirit, is passionate about their people and delivers sector-leading student recruitment and product portfolios. An individual who gets under the skin of student motivations and promotes them each day; understands the student pipeline and nurtures conversion through data, insight and creative flair. An individual who blends tried and tested techniques with innovation. An ambitious, optimistic and dedicated leader with the tenacity to drive through change and foster strong relationships. A person committed to developing their team, championing the University and most importantly, our students.

In return we offer an unparalleled opportunity to develop your career and make an impact at time of sector change and opportunity.

If you are ambitious, ready for a challenge and would like to help us build a future-proof team get in touch.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities

Application procedure
For more information and to apply on-line, please click the “Apply” button below.

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