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Head of Student Recruitment (UK/EU) (19-MARK299-0280-1) at University for the Creative Arts


As the No.1 provider of specialist Creative education in all three major UK HE league tables and recently ranked 13th in the country of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2020, the University for the Creative Arts is seeking to appoint a talented, data-driven Head of Student Recruitment to maximise its capacity to inspire the next generation of students into further and higher education within the arts, business and technology subjects across its four creative campuses at Farnham, Epsom, Rochester and Canterbury. 


As the senior manager leading the newly created Future Students Team, inclusive of our regional recruitment, partnerships, marketing and promotions functions, the new role of Head of Student Recruitment is a pivotal post in achieving the university’s ambitious targets for enrolment across its FE, UG and PG portfolio.


The role is designed to provide the interface between UCA and its key recruitment stakeholders: potential students, influencers and external agencies, partners, agents and feeding schools and colleges. Through the strategic management of the teams aligned to the role, and in conjunction with the other section Heads and Director of Marketing, Student Recruitment & Engagement, the role is responsible for the organisation and delivery of recruitment activities through HE Fairs, UCAS Conventions and associated activities. 


In addition, the role will liaise with internal audiences to maximise progression from foundation or undergraduate programmes, and to accurately convey the recruitment challenge to a range of internal stakeholders in conjunction with the Senior Management Team of the department.


As an active participant in recruitment and partnership development, this role will be required to travel when necessary to present as a leading advocate for the institution and the Creative Industries as part of the Thrive Creative Careers. As a result, this post will involve some local, UK and potentially EU travel. 


Candidates will need to have a strong sales-focussed mentality, drawing on data to drive the targeting and planning of activities to focus recruitment and ensure that informed planning and strong process and people management are front and centre in their execution of the role. 


This will be an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity for someone looking to take a leading position in a unique creative environment within Higher Education.


UCA is The Times / Sunday Times ‘Modern University of the Year 2019’ and the No.1 Specialist Creative University, ranking in the Top 35 of all UK Universities in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

 As the 
UK’s No.1 specialist creative university for employment of graduates* and the second largest provider of creative education in Europe, the University has been producing exceptional graduates for the global creative sector for over 150 years. 96.9% of UCA’s graduates were either in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation in the most recent DLHE* survey released in 2018. We have more than 7,500 students studying on 120 creative arts, business and technology courses at campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, Hampton Court and Maidstone as well as by distance learning. Our exceptional team of world-class teaching and research academics are equipping the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders with the skills they need to thrive in the creative industries.


* Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) July 2018

Closing Date: 26 Jun 2019. Category: Professional/Support

Disclaimer: This job was added on 15 Jun 2019 but the details may have changed since. We always recommend checking directly with the employer.

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