University of Warwick
Vacancy Type/Job category
Management & Professional
Marketing Communications & Insight
£33,348 – £43,155 per annum.
University of Warwick, Coventry
Full-time, permanent position.
Brand new, modern arts facilities. A buzzing and invigorating campus. New people to engage with every day. Inspiration everywhere. There’s never been a more exciting time to join the arts scene at the University of Warwick.
We’re looking to appoint a Faculty of Arts Student Recruitment Officer, sitting within our Marketing, Communications and Insight team. The arts at Warwick are ever evolving, and you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to their success by driving and influencing student recruitment.
You’ll have a passion for schools liaison and student recruitment, and interested in applying this within the Arts Faculty. This fast-paced role will see you shaping and delivering annual student recruitment activity plans, taking a front-facing position delivering arts-specific campus visits and online engagement initiatives for prospective students, and you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with subject leads at sixth forms across the UK. You’ll travel regularly within the UK, visiting schools and colleges, acting as a pivotal representative for the University, and there’s even the potential for international travel.
Working collaboratively as part of a faculty-focused team, you’ll build and strengthen relationships with students, academics, and alumni, encouraging them to contribute to recruitment activity. We’re looking for someone with excellent experience of working with young people in an education setting, plus a good understanding of the prospective student journey. Importantly, you’ll need to translate this into tangible activity to deliver student recruitment results.
Our University is at the forefront of academic innovation and development; we’re continually investing in new facilities for the arts, having just built a new Faculty of Arts Building and refurbished Warwick Arts Centre, both at the heart of our campus. Our Faculty of Arts Building is a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration and inspiration, indicative of our dedication to providing the best learning experience for our students. Warwick Arts Centre is a vibrant and significant cultural resource, whose reach and platform extends across the region. And that same outward reach and energy is exactly what we envision of this role. So, if you’re someone who has the dynamism to engage young people, drive student recruitment across the UK and beyond, and who will further elevate our Faculty of Arts, then we want to hear from you.
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
Informal enquiries can be directed to Sarah Booth, UK Student Recruitment Manager: [email protected].
Interview Date: 22 June 2023.
This role is key in supporting the institution to achieve its student recruitment objectives and enrolment targets by taking a faculty and subject-led approach to the development and implementation of recruitment activity. Working with prospective students within the UK and Overseas, according to the requirements of the Faculty.
The post will be based in Student Recruitment and will partner with colleagues from the account management marketing function on an agreed marketing and recruitment approach; to implement and deliver annual faculty recruitment and marketing plans.
The post holder will work alongside other faculty, and regional-specific recruitment colleagues to identify opportunities for specific departments (within the designated Faculty) to generate applications and optimise their conversion to enrolments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Focusing on the Faculty you represent (but not limited to), and in conjunction with account management marketing colleagues.
a. to develop annual recruitment and marketing strategic and operational plans for departments within the designated Faculty.
b. to develop strategies and implement activity that delivers on recruitment targets.
c. to gain ‘buy-in’ from academic departments and faculty to facilitate the implementation and delivery of these plans.
d. to undertake in-market recruitment activity to deliver on these plans.
2. To work as part of a Faculty-focused team, building relationships with current students, alumni, student experience, student opportunity, and WP colleagues to develop a compelling narrative and range of recruitment activities bespoke to the subjects within the designated Faculty.
3. To work with colleagues to identify and evaluate the current recruitment needs of the specific departments within the designated Faculty; to use insight to ensure these needs map to institutional recruitment and diversity goals, and are in line with market opportunities. To work alongside region-specific Student Recruitment colleagues to develop a detailed understanding of global market potential and identify opportunities for departments within the Faculty.
4. To provide support to other University recruitment activities such as pre and post application Open Days, Confirmation and Clearing, key stakeholder visits to Warwick and Widening Participation summer schools, as required.
5. To facilitate and participate in digital recruitment activities such as in live chats and virtual open days with enquirers, applicant and offer holders.
6. To work with colleagues to build and strengthen relationships with existing student recruitment agents and sponsors that are of particular relevance to the Faculty. This will include providing faculty-specific content for regular agent communications.
7. To support the promotion of Faculty/ Department specific scholarship programmes and ensure that their impact is optimised in target markets.
8. Working across Marketing, Communications and Insight (MCI); proactively contributing and shaping projects and campaigns, within an assigned budget, to support strategic objectives. Motivating and developing cross-functional teams to deliver results.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
Educated to at least degree level or equivalent. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Demonstrable experience in education liaison, preferably within a HE progression environment, including developing and implementing discipline-specific activity plans. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 3
Experience of working productively with internal and external senior stakeholders. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 4
Excellent communication skills with experience in presenting to a range of target audiences. (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 5
Knowledge and understanding of Student Recruitment challenges facing the Higher Education (HE) sector. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 6
Strong project management skills. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 7
Meticulous attention to detail and a highly organised approach to dealing with a number of simultaneous projects. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 8
The capacity to master new areas of knowledge and skills rapidly, combined with the ability to identify and implement practical solutions. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 9
To demonstrate a flexible approach to work and the ability to work independently or as part of a wider team. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 10
Demonstrate a willingness to work across team boundaries and collegiately across the University. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 11
Excellent IT and digital media skills with capacity to master new systems quickly. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 12
Strong cognitive skills including an ability to analyse data. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 13
Cross cultural sensitivity. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 14
Willingness to travel frequently within the UK, and occasionally Overseas. (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Experience of producing material and delivering activities in support of student recruitment objectives. (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Possession of a valid UK Driving Licence. (a)
Desirable Criteria 3
Experience of education liaison in a Higher Education setting. (a,c)
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Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.
We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here .
The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)
The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance , whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.
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