Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University is looking to recruit an experienced, reliable and highly motivated Senior Applicant Engagement Officers, as a member of the Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement directorate, you will work as part of a dynamic team who apply their professional skills and expertise to provide high quality personalised information and guidance to prospective students and applicants. As a Senior Applicant Engagement Officer you will lead a team responsible for the processing of applications and will work to ensure that applications from designated markets, specifically from under-represent groups, are processed in line with institutional policy and sector best practice, as well as ensuring that appropriate compliance processes are in place.
As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You’ll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Admissions Office for our Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement Directorate. The University has adopted equity, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities. Applicants with a disability can be reassured that Oxford Brookes is a Disability Confident employer. As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.
Overall Purpose of the post of Senior Applicant Engagement Officer: The Applicant Engagement team leads on the University’s relationship with applicants. The Senior Applicant Engagement Officer will lead a team responsible for the delivery of communication and conversion strategies, and for providing high quality personalised information and guidance to prospective students and applicants. The post holder will work to ensure that applications from designated markets, specifically from under-represented groups, are processed in line with institutional policy and sector best practice, as well as ensuring that appropriate compliance processes are in place. The post holder will provide expert advice on qualifications and market context, and act as a primary contact for our UK and international partners, UK and international Recruitment, Partnerships & Apprenticeships and Access & Outreach teams.
Qualifications and Experience for the post Senior Applicant Engagement Officer: We want to hear from candidates who have experience of the UK higher education admissions process and a good knowledge and understanding of the domestic and international applicant journey. The ability to lead a team to deliver against performance requirements is essential.
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job, but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you are looking to join a leading modern institution with ambition for student recruitment growth we’d love to hear from you.
Application: As part of the application process, we ask that all candidates submit a covering letter and a CV. Please make sure to provide examples of how your skills and experience align with the selection criteria outlined in the Person Specification table. Once you have completed this, please upload your covering letter and CV as part of your application.
Flexible working: Flexible working: we support work-life balance for all staff, including career breaks, job sharing, flexible hours, etc. The Team is based in our recently refurbished offices on our Headington Campus. The agile workspace is designed to offer various styles of working, such as collaborative spaces, Hybrid meeting spaces, individual workstations and a more relaxed setting of comfy sofas.
Benefits: As a Senior Applicant Engagement Officer you will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (NHS Dentist, Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document “All about Brookes” and the “Candidate pack’ below.
This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.
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