Administrative Officer - 120085

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

FTE: 1.0 (35 hours/week)
Term: Open contract
Closing date: 24/04/2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to appoint a Mandarin speaking Administrative Officer to join the Marketing and Communications Team.

The Marketing and Communications Team are responsible for promoting the global brand and reputation of the Faculty, individual Schools and programmes available for study. The work of the team is organised into three key strands: Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions. Each strand has a role in the applicant to student “journey” from generating interest and applications through to application screening and selection and ultimately converting applicants into students. The team aim to deliver this work whilst maintaining operational excellence through exemplary customer service and the efficient and effective use of resources.

The portfolio of programmes is large and diverse, attracting a range of different student types. The Faculty have ambitious targets associated with student recruitment and in particular to increase the number of postgraduate study students and to all levels of study from overseas and other countries within the UK, whilst maintaining a core of Scottish students.

In particular, the University and Faculty has direct links and partnerships with Higher Education institutions in China.

The post-holder will play an important role in the Faculty’s work in China, supporting both students during the application process and senior staff and academics visiting China. The role will also include reporting on the outcomes of partnership and recruitment activity. Applicants will be fluent in spoken and written Mandarin, coupled with a strong proficiency in English, have experience of using language skills in a work setting and demonstrate exceptional organisational skills, with the ability to manage different tasks at once. Previous experience of working in a similar role in a Higher Education Institution and an interest and knowledge of higher education in the UK are desirable.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Stewart Coubrough, Recruitment Officer (, Tel: 0141 444 8216).

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Thursday, 3 May 2018.

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