Head of International Recruitment – UAL Careers

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Vacancy Id: 10430

College / Service: Professional Services and Operations

Location: UAL - High Holborn, London UK

Salary: £58,193 to £70,291 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Term: Full time – 35 hours per week

Apply by: 5 January 2024 at 12:00

 

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The opportunity

This role is responsible for leading, developing and implementing UAL’s international recruitment strategies across all modes and levels of study, including Pre-degree, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught courses, as well as UAL’s developing online and low residency provision. 

A member of the Senior Management Team within UAL’s Student Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions (SMRA) department, the post holder will work collaboratively across the Colleges and central University departments to ensure the achievement of UAL’s strategic international recruitment and diversity objectives.  

This role will lead and manage the established operation and strategic development of the University’s International Recruitment team in London and Asia Branch Office team in Hong Kong. This will include managing the delivery of the UAL-wide face to face and online recruitment activities and the network of UAL’s overseas recruitment representatives, feeders/schools and other international recruitment channels. In developing and implementing these activities, the post holder will ensure effective collaboration and liaison with other key internal stakeholders involved in international recruitment, including College marketing and recruitment teams, academic colleagues, International Relations Unit, Academic Enterprise International, Alumni, Accommodation, Legal team, and the UAL Awarding Body. 

The post holder will work closely with other teams within SMRA, including the Student Recruitment Content and Marketing, Prospective Student Engagement teams and Admissions, to develop strategic, insight-led marketing and recruitment plans for priority international markets that cover the full breadth of recruitment and marketing activities designed to target UAL’s international audiences. They will also lead and influence University-wide strategic projects designed to support effective international recruitment, working with senior professional and academic colleagues from across UAL to reduce barriers to recruitment to UAL for its target international audiences and improve the prospective student journey from enquiry trough to application and enrolment.

About you

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have in depth knowledge of the UK higher education recruitment landscape and in particular the global student recruitment market and government policy relating to international HE. You will be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • Extensive Knowledge: Strong understanding of international student recruitment and admissions in the UK higher education landscape and proven track record of successfully managing and delivering international student recruitment across all levels of study. 
  • Proven Leadership: Proven record of managing staff and leading a high-performing team, and experience of leading and implementing market-focussed, targeted student recruitment strategies and plans. 
  • Collaboration and Relationship Management: You will have extensive experience of managing relationships with external stakeholders such as recruitment agents, feeder institutions and other key influencers, and working collaboratively to ensure the delivery of strategic international recruitment objectives. 
  • Communication: You will have exceptional communication skills including the ability to build strong working relationships and communicate effectively across a diverse set of audiences. The role requires effective internal and external liaison and you will act as a key ambassador representing UAL.
  • Innovative Thinker: Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, business planning and strategic formulation.

You will be collaborative, target-driven, and a strong team player with a flexible approach to work. The role will include occasional travel in the UK and internationally. Disclosure and Barring Service Check is required.

If you have any questions please contact Leila Farrance at psostaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace.

Vacancy Id: 10430

College / Service: Professional Services and Operations

Location: UAL - High Holborn, London UK

Salary: £58,193 to £70,291 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Term: Full time – 35 hours per week

Apply by: 5 January 2024 at 12:00

 

Please read through our FAQs page before applying.
A full copy of the job advert along with other information (such as interviews date, hiring process etc) is available by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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