Continuing education is currently one of the most exciting, prominent, and fastest moving fields in UK-based and global higher education. The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is an established leader in the field, tracing its roots back to 1873.
We deliver high quality and distinctive educational programmes for adult learners, predominantly studying on a part-time basis, for either personal enrichment or professional development. For many students the Institute acts as an initial gateway to higher education and onwards progression to further study. We aim to ensure that the expertise and resources of the University of Cambridge are made available to all students, irrespective of their previous educational achievements.
We are looking for a Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions who shares our commitment to supporting adults to learn at every stage of their life. The role is newly created, and you will be responsible for overseeing two closely interlinked teams ¿ a recently established student recruitment team (known as the Enrolment Team) and an experienced admissions team. The teams sit within the Institute's External Engagement Division, which also includes the marketing and fundraising functions. We are a warm, supportive and fun team who look out for each other. You will find it a welcoming place to work!
The Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions will lead the function strategy and will line manage the managers in the team to enable the achievement of strategic goals and objectives for student recruitment and admissions. You will oversee the function strategy, instil professional standards, and robust, reliable and transparent processes and ensure the best possible applicant experience lies at the heart of the integrated service.
Using HE/ FE sector policy knowledge and expertise in leading student recruitment and/or admissions functions, you will drive innovation through continuous improvement of high-quality and seamless prospective student journeys that fulfils the Institute's regulatory and legislative requirements.
The role requires someone who can develop successful partnerships with colleagues and stakeholders across the University, building connections between diverse departments and contributing to committees and working groups related to the function.
This role is based at Madingley Hall, just outside Cambridge. We practice a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of two days a week.
Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Christine Kinally, Director of External Engagement, [email protected]. Questions about the application process may be directed to: [email protected].
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Please apply by uploading a copy of your CV and a covering letter of no more than two A4 pages highlighting your suitability for the position. Please include the details of two referees in the upload section of the online application.
The closing date for applications is Sunday, 10 March 2024. Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 20 March 2024 at Madingley Hall.
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Please quote reference EA40468 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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Institute of Continuing EducationSalary
12 February 2024Closing date
10 March 2024