Head of International Office

University of East London
April 25, 2024
Offerd Salary:£60,077 to £68,970
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Head of International Office

Location: Docklands Campus Salary: £60,077 to £68,970 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Post Type: Full Time Post Type: Permanent Closing Date: Thursday 25 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 3278-23-M-R

University of East London

Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers- first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We're committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We're an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About Us

We have built an External Relations Directorate that has brought together an integrated Communications & Engagement and Student Recruitment & Marketing service. The Directorate is made up of several teams including Communications & Engagement, Marketing, Recruitment and Conversion, Outreach and Access, Design and Digital, Events and Advancement, and the International Office.

We are looking for team members who will be part of embedding an innovative practice and a digital first mindset within our External Relations Directorate. We seek individuals who not only enjoy working in an agile environment but also demonstrate a willingness to embrace new technology and transformational change. Together, we aim to cultivate a culture of 'continuous new', staying updated with emerging technologies and best practice across the sector.

About the Job

We are seeking an experienced Head of International to lead the international office at UEL, reporting to the Director of Recruitment and Admissions. Leading a globally dispersed team you will be responsible for the identification and development of the international student recruitment strategy, partnerships, business relations and opportunities in support of the University's internationalisation objectives. Your primary focus will be on the recruitment of students from key markets to ensure that UEL meets its objectives and targets in terms of recruitment and enrolment for its London campuses.

You will have demonstratable leadership experience in international student recruitment within the UK Higher education sector. Key responsibilities include:

• The development and implementation of the international strategy including recruitment, ensuring integration with UEL Corporate objectives.

• Lead on the partnership and stakeholder strategy with the University's international pathway provider.

• To manage, oversee and support the international team in planning and undertaking recruitment missions that will include recruitment fairs, schools and college visits, alumni events and other events that will lead to successful student recruitment.

• To keep up to date with relevant legislation and best practice across the sector and disseminate to internal and external stakeholders as relevant.

• To be responsible for the development and oversight of delegated service budgets and staffing, ensuring transparency, accountability and value for money.

• To input into and collaborate with International Compliance, International Admissions, Student Records, the Hub and School staff, to ensure compatibility of procedures and a shared understanding of Tier 4 and other immigration requirements.

• To manage the international team and provide relevant senior management support with the development and engagement of agent networks.

About You

You will be educated to degree level and/or have equivalent experience. You will demonstrate the ability to communicate a vision for the future, foster successful relationships with key stakeholders and identify, develop and coach talent needed to deliver the international student recruitment targets. You will have In depth knowledge and experience of UK higher education, international student recruitment, working with Tier 4 student immigration and compliance, and other student related immigration routes and leading international student recruitment teams and strategies.

Benefits Package

Here at UEL we understand it's about more than just a salary. It's about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (plus 3 days over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we're always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you'd like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification Benefits sheet

To contact the recruitment team please phone+44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail [email protected]

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

At UEL we are committed to working together to build a community which values diversity in both our staff and student populations, is representative and inclusive, enabling all to progress and thrive.

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