UK Student Recruitment Officer
Job Purpose To work in partnership with Colleges, Schools and other Services to ensure the University achieves its UK undergraduate and postgraduate, recruitment targets; contributing to the development and delivery of a strategy and tactics that engages with prospective applicants UK wide, converting interest to registrations; building successful relationships with teachers, parents and other influencers including sector networks and partners.
Main Duties and Responsibilities 1. Represent the University to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students and their influencers at a wide range of events across the UK. Develop and maintain good working relationships with secondary schools/colleges and other relevant external bodies and with individual applicants. 2. Work closely with designated University Colleges and Schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses, capturing and sharing market intelligence and recruitment USPs, advising, developing and implementing recruitment and conversion plans in line with need and according to recruitment priorities. 3. Contribute to and deliver recruitment and conversion activities, supporting and developing the UK recruitment team's operational plan in alignment with ER's and the University's strategic priorities. 4. Work closely with the External Relations Events team to enhance the University's visit programme for prospective students, applicants, and their influencers. Support the delivery of Teachers' events, campus visits and virtual events. 5. Ensure market competitiveness of the University by benchmarking against competitor Higher Education Institutions' recruitment and conversion activities and materials, participating in relevant internal and external networks as required. 6. Assist in the management and development of the extensive schedule of external recruitment and marketing events run by UCAS, individual schools and private companies across the UK, attending events and informing logistical support. 7. Work in partnership with ER Recruitment Marketing and Marketing Communications teams to ensure marketing materials are effectively tailored to meet the aims of the UK Recruitment team. 8. Support the management and development of the University's Student Ambassador scheme in collaboration with ER colleagues, Colleges and Schools. 9. Contribute to the development and delivery of annual Regional Information Events at venues throughout the UK. 10. Monitor and manage responses to prospective student enquires via ivanti, student recruitment email inboxes, Unibuddy, discussion in the Student Room forums and other routes of enquiry or discussion. 11. To contribute to the successful transition of new students into the University by ensuring that academic and service staff are aware of the expectations, concerns, attitudes and trends that are apparent among applicants. 12. To ensure equity and fairness in recruitment policies and practices and to develop recruitment techniques, in conjunction with the University's widening participation practitioners, to widen participation. 13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan; Inspiring People, Changing the World.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Essential: A1 Ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills through personal development and progression in a similar related role(s). Or: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 8 (Scottish Vocational Qualification level 4, Higher National Diploma) or equivalent, and experience of personal development in a similar role. A2 Marketing and / or recruitment knowledge A3 Possession of a full, clean driving licence A4 Familiarity with all programmes / degrees offered by the University A5 Thorough understanding of the UCAS cycle and the application process
Desirable: B1 Educated to degree level or equivalent B2 Marketing qualification B3 A sound knowledge of secondary school and college educational systems and school leaving qualifications in the UK B4 Thorough knowledge of student financial support arrangements
Essential: C1 Marketing and recruitment skills C2 Ability to work as part of a team, and use own initiative C3 Proficient at using Microsoft packages (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), including preparing and delivering PowerPoint presentations, reporting, recording recruitment activity and data analysis. C4 Outstanding presentation and engagement skills, to varying audiences C5 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) C6 Ability to project-manage C7 Ability to work under pressure C8 Excellent time management skills
Essential: E1 Relevant work experience or work experience without relevant qualifications E2 Evidence of relevant experience, preferably in marketing and recruitment and/or within an educational sector, including evidence of large scale event participation.
Terms and Conditions Salary will be Grade 6, £32,332 - £36,024 per annum.
This post is full time and open ended. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared. 2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension, benefits and discount packages. 3 A flexible approach to working. 4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University .
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community here.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
Vacancy Ref : 138069 Close Date : 23-Feb-2024 23:45
UK Student Recruitment Officer
University of Glassgow
February 06, 2024
February 23, 2024
Business and Economics
About the employer
The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.
The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.
The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities
The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.