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Recruitment Officer

The University of Edinburgh - College Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sciences, Recruitment and Admissions Team

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £28,756 to £33,309 UE06
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 26th May 2022
Job Ref: 4141
 

Closing date 26/05/2022 at 5pm.

We are looking for a proactive individual to join the Recruitment and Admissions team at the University of Edinburgh, Royal (D) School of Veterinary Sciences.

Ideally you will have experience of working in Higher Education, preferably in a similar role. You will also be organised, a team player and have great analytical skills, and have the confidence to work independently. Excellent presentation and people skills are essential.

The Opportunity:

As Recruitment Officer, you will be responsible for the UG recruitment cycle – this will include core activity such as; organisation and delivery of virtual and in person recruitment activities and attendance at HE Fairs, outreach events and other associated activities. Part of this role also involves organising and supporting student ambassadors and managing communication and conversion activity throughout the recruitment cycle.  Coordinating international MMI events and supporting wider admissions team during busy periods throughout the cycle.  This post includes some local, UK and international travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

You will be reporting to the Head of UG Recruitment and Admissions, at the School of Veterinary Sciences and working closely with the Partnerships Officer and Admissions Officer.  You will work as part of a small close-knit team and be specifically responsible for supporting the Schools UG recruitment through a range of activities.

You will need to build effective working relationships with colleagues across the School and wider University to maximise knowledge and resource and to ensure the School’s activities align with University initiatives and strategy.  A creative and flexible approach is required, with an ability to work some evenings and weekends and occasionally national and international travel.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management and time management skills with relevant professional experience and a degree equivalent qualification.

This will be an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity for a flexible, self-motivated candidate to be part of a fast-paced team at the University of Edinburgh.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Excellent standard of education, including English and Maths, and demonstrably good writing skills. 
  • Relevant previous recruitment /administrative experience, with customer service and events skills.
  • Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint), www, database applications, e-newsletter software and online survey software. The ability to pick up new systems and software quickly.   
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, take initiative and find proactive solutions, contribute new ideas to projects, work unsupervised, under pressure and multitask effectively. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) and be comfortable dealing with top level executives and academics. 
  • Analytical and problem solving skills, with a pro-active approach to seeking out information, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • To supervise recruitment based activity carried out by Admissions and Recruitment Administrator – allocating and prioritising their recruitment based work with competing admissions based deadlines, monitoring their individual progress.
  • Ability to adapt to changes to workload and commitments.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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