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Student Recruitment Officer

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Science

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £27,116 to £31,406 per annum pro-rata. Potential to progress to £34,304 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 9th November 2021
Job Ref: UOS030454

Contract type: Open-ended

In delivering this role, you will directly support the Faculty Director of Recruitment in delivering the Faculty’s recruitment plans, and report to the Faculty Recruitment and Outreach Manager.

You will play a key role in supporting student recruitment activities for UK and International markets for the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield.

You’ll become a key member of the team, supporting the Faculty’s student recruitment strategy and managing associated events. Your activities will include targeted student recruitment (including school visits and hosting events on campus), managing Faculty Open Days (and other related events), representing the Faculty at external recruitment fairs, interpreting/presenting student recruitment data, and briefing overseas recruitment agents.

The Academic Services Team supports departments across the faculty with all areas of professional services, including learning and teaching, employability, student recruitment and marketing, internal communications and widening participation and outreach. You will work closely with the Widening Participation Officers working in the team.

You’ll collaborate with a range of academic and professional services colleagues, both across the Faculty and the wider University, including Student Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions (SRMA), and Global Engagement. You will work to develop and enhance the Faculty’s recruitment processes and procedures, and support departments in the development and delivery of their recruitment plans.

With a turnover of £104m, 1029 staff and 4724 students, we are one of the leading science faculties in the UK. Covering the classical science subjects, we are made up of 5 departments: 

  1. Biosciences
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics and Statistics
  4. Physics and Astronomy
  5. Psychology 

We pride ourselves on our outstanding research and teaching. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, more than 90% of our research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. Excellence in research-led teaching is one of our core values, and we teach in creative and innovative ways to provide a stimulating and inspiring learning environment for our students. This is evidenced in our high National Student Survey (NSS) scores and excellent student feedback. Our mission is to understand our world, ourselves and our place in the Universe. For further details about the Faculty of Science please visit our website at

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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