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Regional Manager (Europe, North and South America)

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Location: Llandaff Campus 

Contractual hours: 37 

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Job Description Regional Manager ENG.pdf

Job Description Regional Manager CYM.pdf 

Job description

The opportunity

This is a key post that will contribute to the ambitions of the University’s Strategic Plan 2030.

The purpose of this role is to manage the implementation and delivery of International student recruitment activities, and to ensure that these activities are aligned with Cardiff Met’s overarching marketing, recruitment and conversion plans.

The Regional Manager will design, coordinate and deliver a programme of activity, develop relationships with education providers/partners, agents and influencers to maximise opportunities. This will also include overseeing the delivery of in-country and virtual events, and coordinate support for academic colleagues in the delivery of subject specific events.

The Regional Manager will be responsible for their own specified global region(s) and will develop and deliver financially viable student recruitment plans and specific campaigns for each country within the designated region.

What we are looking for

  • Experience and knowledge of international cultures
  • Sensitivity towards cultural issues
  • In depth working knowledge of at least 2 key international student recruitment markets
  • Able to use initiative and make senior level decisions whilst in the field
  • Able to engender confidence and influence senior people
  • Able to lead by example and to show dedication and commitment to Cardiff Met
  • Able to balance income generation with the need to maintain standards and quality.
  • Proven ability to deal with both UK and international stakeholders at senior level
  • Proven diplomatic and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to develop strategic relationships, build partnerships and network
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in written and spoken English with a wide range of audiences
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Budget Management skills
  • Proven ability to create and implement strategy and the ability to combine strategic thinking with attention to detail
  • Demonstrable project management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure
  • Proven aptitude for marketing
  • Proven strong team working skills
  • Customer/service delivery focused
  • Excellent Document Analysis skills and attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and be adaptable
  • Able to use initiative and make decisions whilst in the field
  • Ability to work towards and deliver to targets
  • Working at a senior level role within the context of international student recruitment, preferably in Higher Education.
  • Willingness to travel internationally for business purposes as required. 

Why join Cardiff Metropolitan University?

We're delighted to have recently won two prestigious awards – the Times Higher Education UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide Welsh University of the Year 2021.

We are a values-based University. We are proud of our culture and we are there for our people. Our community spirit is the golden thread that underpins our values and behaviours. We support each other, we are kind to one another, and we are one team; we are One Cardiff Met. We encourage and embrace inclusion that enables everyone to feel respected and able to perform at their best.

In addition, the University offers highly competitive terms and conditions including:

  • Annual leave of 35 days, plus 12 bank holiday / concessionary days (pro rata if part time).
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous contributions.
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities.
  • Excellent family friendly policies.
  • Award winning sports and fitness facilities with subsidised membership, plus subsidised physiotherapy/complementary therapy/sports massage.
  • Access to all library facilities.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work.
  • Free family access to our independent specialist wellbeing support provider, Health Assured.

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Adrian Baird, Head of International Student Recruitment, at abaird@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.

Further information

Please read our Candidate Pack or visit our staff recruitment website for information about working for us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance and our career progression and development opportunities.

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £42,155 to £47,423 Grade 7A/B per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2022
Closes: 2nd December 2022
Job Ref: 22REQ0002341
   
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