Free open Job in Wales UK Student Recruitment Manager at Swansea University

£32,938 to £38,183 per annum (pro-rata if part time) together with USS pension benefits.

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).

Main Purpose of the Post

Swansea University is undergoing a period of rapid change and growth. Recent UK undergraduate student recruitment application and enrolment targets have been exceeded over recent years, and record applications have been achieved for the past two UCAS cycles (2nd highest increase of all comparable universities in the UK over the 2013-2015 UCAS cycles). Approaching its Centenary in 2020, the University opened an additional, new £500m campus in 2015, and achieved Welsh University of the Year status in September 2016 (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). The SRO is central to helping the University meet continued challenging application and enrolment targets, in line with its ambitious strategic plan and aim to become a world Top 200 university.

This individual will be joining a highly motivated and successful UK student recruitment team and will be expected to work closely with recruitment managers across the Univesity’s Colleges and Schools. The postholder will be responsible for developing, planning and delivering the UK recruitment team’s activity aimed at enhancing the University’s student application and applicant conversion prospects, in conjunction with SRO managers and colleagues across the University. The post holder will ensure outcomes are aligned to helping the University in its strategic aim of becoming a world Top 200 University, working closely with the Head of UK Undergraduate Recruitment and the Head of UK Recruitment. The role holder will help to deliver UK student recruitment activity to the highest levels of customer satisfaction, understanding the imperative to meet the University’s stretching student recruitment targets in line with the University’s growth trajectories. This individual will help identify business risks and opportunities, and provide flexible, innovative solutions that will help deliver on targets. 

The role holder will advise Student Recruitment managers and related colleagues on developments in the UK recruitment field to help inform best practice and ensure the University maintains an innovative approach to its work, utilising their professional expertise. They will continually evaluate their own impact, and that of recruitment events on the overall student recruitment function, to improve as a professional and drive sustainable performance. 

There is line management responsibility with this new role, which will also require the post holder to agree work agendas, monitor team performance, report recruitment activity and outcomes, and monitor effective return on investment with regard to budgets.

For informal queries please contact Barrie Clark,

This post will close at midnight 27 April 2017.

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The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.