University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Regional Manager (East Asia)

United Kingdom

Closing in 12 days

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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £41,732 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Regional Manager (East Asia)

Job description

External Engagement and Global

This is a full-time, permanent role, available from May 2024 offering the opportunity of hybrid working based on Streatham campus at University of Exeter – some time on campus and some from home.

Summary of the role

This role will be part of the International Student Recruitment Team to lead on delivery of the University's international recruitment strategy in order to meet ambitious targets by representing the University to overseas audience, raising its international brand and profile and contributing to the achievement of the University's ambitious targets for international student recruitment.

This role will be an effective senior member of the International Student Recruitment team, leading a strategic response to the University's recruitment objectives in particular regions, supervise ISR staff covering the region jointly, supporting colleagues in wider international recruitment policy and campaigns activity, and lead on strategic projects that assist in international student growth. This include providing well-researched and timely guidance that contains quantitative and qualitative data to colleagues on matters pertaining to international student recruitment within the given regions to assist in policy making.

This role will also act as a designated ISR lead for a faculty in respect of all aspects relating to international student recruitment, to coordinate faculty international recruitment strategy and inputs in faculty global strategy as well as delivery plan jointly with relevant colleagues, attend relevant faculty meetings, support planning and portfolio review and advise on, support and develop international marketing, recruitment and conversion activities; to keep colleagues across the team and the wider service informed about developments and plans relating to that faculty.

This post will initially be appointed to focus on international student recruitment from East Asia's markets, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. The responsible markets and regions may change over time subject to further review of university priorities and business needs.

About you

We are looking for a collaborative team player and strategic planner able to identify areas for improvement and taking pragmatic ownership for improvement plans, addressing emerging market dynamics and recruitment approaches, as well as positive influential skills to manage internal and external stakeholder relations. Experience in staff management or supervision is preferred though not essential. The post holder will be expected to demonstrate decision- making, taking the lead in implementing recruitment plans with minimised supervision, and working to meet objectives jointly set with Global Advancement and Global Partnerships.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave(up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Dale Zhang: [email protected]

    Job details


    Regional Manager (East Asia)


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 06, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Mathematics,Physics,Political Science

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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