University of Kent

University of Kent

CSF-731-23-R - Events Assistant

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Events Assistant Marketing and Recruitment Location: Canterbury

Salary: £21,630 to £23,144 per annum Grade: Grade 4 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Monday 18 September 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 01 October 2023 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: CSF-731-23-R

Do you have experience of working within an effective events and/or student recruitment team? Do you have good customer service skills and events experience with good knowledge of student recruitment?

If you are committed to high performance and continuous improvement, whilst fostering positive working partnerships, this full time ongoing role as Events Assistant could be the career move you are looking for in 2023 !

The Events Assistant will be responsible for helping to deliver a wide range of events to ensure the University successfully recruits undergraduate and postgraduate students. This will require collaboration with colleagues across the University as well as potential students and their influencers.

As Events Assistant, you will:

  • work with the Student Events Officer to help develop an annual plan for a series of on and offline events to successfully attract and convert potential students to the University
  • provide good customer service so that visitors attending University events are greeted in a welcoming and professional manner
  • assist with the organisation of events and campus tours to ensure their smooth operation
  • attend and assist at external recruitment events around the UK
  • assist with the recruitment and administration of student ambassadors so that events are well resourced and ambassadors are fully prepared
  • To succeed in this role you will have:

  • an education to A level or equivalent experience
  • excellent IT skills (particularly MS Office packages and databases) with the ability to analyse, interpret and present data
  • the ability to deal with changing priorities in the workplace
  • knowledge and understanding of recruitment in the Higher Education sector
  • The Directorate the Future Student is a new directorate and aims to bring together the University's key recruitment activities to ensure that a co- ordinated and collaborative approach is taken. With a focus on outcomes, it has ambitious targets to achieve across all audiences.

    Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact [email protected]

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    Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

    Applications must be made via the University's online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

    The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.


    Job details


    CSF-731-23-R - Events Assistant


    University of Kent


    United Kingdom


    September 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Kent (formerly referred to as the University of Kent at Canterbury) is a well-known semi-collegiate public research university which is based in Kent in the United Kingdom. It was established in the year 1965 and is recognized as a Beloff's plate glass university. In 1960, sponsors of University of Kent sent University Grants Committee a proposal for creating a University in Canterbury. On the acceptance of the proposal, an Interim Committee was set up in 1962 and the university was named. It was in the year 1965 that the university was granted its Royal Charter. The institution started operating this year with just 500 students and 150 staff members. Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, was appointed as the university's first chancellor. Currently, the university has six colleges and its academic structure comprises of 3 academic centres and 18 academic schools. The university has won two Queen's Anniversary Prizes in eleven years for Higher and Further Education.

    The university has three campuses in Kent. Located in Parkland, the Canterbury Campus is the main campus that includes six colleges, the Gulbenkian arts centre, the Templeman Library and the Mandela Building. The campus is spread across 300 acres and is well-linked to the city centre as well as London. It offers excellent academic, residential and dining facilities. The Tonbridge campus was established in 1982 as the School of continuing education. Currently, it collaborates with the Kent Innovation and Enterprise and Kent Business School. The Medway Campus is situated near the towns of Chatham and Rochester on the site of a former naval base. The campus is divided into two sites, the Dockyard Chatham and Pembroke. Pembroke houses Drill Hall Library, centres for professional practice and journalism, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Student Hub social space and the Medway branches of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research and the School of Computing. The Dockyard is home to Centre for Music and Audio Technology and the Medway branch of Kent Business School. The university also has centres in other parts of Europe including Athens, Paris, Brussels and Rome.

    The university provides numerous postgraduate and undergraduate a degree programmes in various fields such as architecture, environment, arts, media, English, philosophy, social sciences, history, music, science, pharmacy, finance, sports, medicine, law, journalism, psychology, anthropology and economics. The university has over 20,100 students and more than 2,000 faculty members. 16% of the student population consists of international students. The university has a faculty-student ratio of 1:12. More than 6,700 students and 132 companies were engaged with the nationally-recognized Employability Points scheme of the university in 2015-16. Kent has collaborations with 388 institutions across the world.

    The university has 160,000 alumni over 180 countries including many notable personalities. Gavin William James Esler is a popular journalist, author and television presenter. Kazuo Ishiguro is a novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter. Tom Wilkinson is an actor best known for his roles in 'Michael Clayton' and 'In the Bedroom'. Alan Davies is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer famous for his role in Jonathan Creek, the mystery drama series by BBC. David Mitchell is a novelist whose works Cloud Atlas and number9dream were nominated for the Booker Prize. Paul Telfer is an actor renowned for his role of Xander Kiriakis in the Days of Our Lives. Many other successful people are associated with the university

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