Student Recruitment and Events Officer

University of Exeter
February 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £32,332 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Student Recruitment and Events Officer

Job description

External Engagement and Global


Summary of the role

Working within Student Recruitment Operations Team, you will be supporting the delivery of the University's recruitment services across all student cohorts and markets. You will plan and deliver a range of high-profile events and engagement activities for prospective students and key stakeholders.

You will take responsibility for a calendar of activities including large in- person on-campus events such as Open Days, Offer-Holder Visit Days and Campus Tours, as well as attending off-campus recruitment fairs and events.

You will manage delivery of a suite of online events and activities supporting students from across the world through pre-application, conversion and confirmation. You will be expected to work alongside members of the Student Recruitment Operations Team to plan and support the contributions of academic and support staff and Exeter Student Ambassadors.

This role will also have specific responsibility for working with colleagues across the University to support development and delivery of annualised recruitment pathways for specified cohorts of students progressing to the University of Exeter.

Highly organised, with demonstrable experience in planning, delivering and evaluating large-scale events, both in person and online, you will be innovative, creative and committed to delivering an excellent customer experience with high levels of customer service and care. You will demonstrate a good understanding of the needs and requirements of students throughout the recruitment journey, across all study cohorts and across Home and international markets.

Educated to degree level and IT literate, you will demonstrate the ability to work at pace across a range of different projects in a matrix management team structure, prioritising and managing your time effectively. You will be confident running events online and have some experience with using web-based portals and video conferencing platforms. You will demonstrate a good understanding of the student recruitment process and HE recruitment environment and understand the scope for innovation in digital student recruitment.

With excellent communication skills, you will be a brand ambassador for the University of Exeter, confident in working with groups of pupils from various age groups and domiciles. Confidence in public speaking, the role will be required to brief Professional Services and Faculty colleagues and Student Ambassadors, as well as present to large groups of prospective students and key stakeholders and influencers.

Owing to the nature of the role, the post-holder will be expected to work such additional hours as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the requirements of the post; this will include occasional evening and weekend work. There will also be some work away from the University and across our campuses.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Informal Enquiries

    Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Daniel North, Student Recruitment and Events Manager - email [email protected]

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