Deputy Director of Marketing & Recruitment

Birkbeck, University of London
April 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£61,856
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Deputy Director of Marketing & Recruitment

Birkbeck, University of London has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team as the Deputy Director of Marketing and Recruitment.

Salary range

£61,856 rising to £69,074

Contract type

Open ended


Full time



Business Unit

External Relations

Closing date for applicants


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Birkbeck, University of London has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team as the Deputy Director of Marketing and Recruitment. This role will help support Birkbeck's development and growth, ensuring we continue to thrive as one of the world's leading universities.

  • Annual salary starting from £61,856, rising to £69,074.
  • Opportunity to work in a unique higher education institution with a deep commitment to social mobility and lifelong learning.
  • A chance to lead and inspire a high performing team.
  • As the Deputy Director of Marketing and Recruitment, your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing Birkbeck's marketing and student recruitment strategy.
  • Managing and delivering a cross-institution marketing service to ensure value for money and return on investment.
  • Managing a marketing budget in excess of £1million.
  • Engaging with international partners and agents to develop and deliver the strategy.
  • Working with external suppliers to develop and deliver strategic advertising and marketing campaigns.
  • Deputising for the Director when necessary.
  • The ideal candidate for the Deputy Director of Marketing and Recruitment role will have:

  • A thorough understanding of the marketing and student recruitment professions within higher education.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills and presentation skills and the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • At least two years of experience of developing and delivering successful, high-impact marketing and recruitment strategies in a higher education environment.
  • A degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Birkbeck, University of London, is a unique institution. As part of the University of London, we make the very best higher education accessible to all. Founded in 1823, we are known for world-class research and learning opportunities designed to fit around our students' busy lives. Our community of 10,000 learners comes from over 120 countries worldwide and is as diverse as London's population.

    If you're an experienced professional looking for your next challenge in the higher education sector, we'd love to hear from you.

    If you have experience or interest in roles such as Head of Student Recruitment, Marketing Manager, Director of External Relations, Senior Marketing Strategist, or Marketing and Recruitment Lead, this role could be the perfect fit for you.


    £61,856, rising to £69,074 per annum, Grade 9 of the College's London Pay Scale.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    Terms and Conditions

    Open-ended contract, full time (35 hours a week) with hybrid working at least two days a week in the office in Bloomsbury, London. Please submit a CV for consideration. Closing date: 3 April 2024, interview date: 11 April 2024.


    If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Lynn Grimes Director of Marketing & External Relations at l.grimes@bbk,ac,uk

    If you have difficulty using the recruitment portal, please contact [email protected]

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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