Admissions Manager (Priority Agent Services)

University of Essex - Communications and External Relations

Communications and External Relations

Communications and External Relations Section (CER) is one of seven main professional services sections within the University, whose responsibility it is to support the four academic faculties. Headed by the Director of CER and with a staff of around 100, it has specific responsibility for UK, EU and international student recruitment; marketing and admissions; widening participation and community activity; corporate marketing and communications; events; fundraising, relations with alumni; and the arts programme on campus. CER consists of a number of teams, including Marketing & Student Recruitment, Admissions, Communications, Development and Alumni Relations, and the International Office.

Duties of the Role

The Admissions Manager (Priority Agent Services) will play a key role in ensuring the effective development, implementation and co-ordination of a new Priority Agent Service within Admissions. The Priority Agent service will deliver an enhanced application experience working with specific recruitment agents both in the EU and overseas. You will work across Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admissions, as well as maintaining contact with agents and University staff based in our Regional Offices based around the world.

You will work closely with other Admissions Managers in order to provide an efficient and effective Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admissions operation. Responsibilities will include ensuring the University remains compliant with its Tier 4 obligations, deliver Tier 4 compliance training within Admissions, to take responsibility for evaluating the impact of the Priority Agent Service (PAS) and its engagement with agents and to provide expert advice on the application on home Office sponsor guidance.

Skills and Qualifications required

The successful candidate will hold a degree or equivalent qualification and will have significant experience of working within an administrative and customer facing role. Experience of working in a complex organisation that is highly regulated, alongside experience of high-level decision making are essential.

You will have excellent communication skills, both verbally and written as well as a meticulous attention to detail, strong organisational skills and you will have the ability to handle multiple priorities whilst ensuring the team are working efficiently.

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 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 / 873461.

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