Student Recruitment Officer

  • £27,924 to £31,406 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University Of Kent

Marketing and Recruitment

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £27,924 to £31,406 per annum

Grade: Grade 6

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Release Date: Tuesday 24 May 2022

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 05 June 2022 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Tuesday 21 June 2022

Reference: CSF-513-22

Do you have what it takes to engage with and influence prospective applicants to Kent and to make a positive impact on our student recruitment and conversion numbers? Click here to view a short video where Naomi, a member of the team, talks about the exciting and varied role of a Student Recruitment Officer at Kent.

In this exciting and varied role, you will support the Recruitment and Events Manager to deliver a wide range of internal and external events to ensure the university successfully recruits undergraduate and postgraduate students. As part of a team of recruitment professionals, you will attend and deliver range of recruitment activities. Approximately 50% of your time will be in the office undertaking administrative and planning activity and 50% will be spent travelling to attending and organising events.

This role involves extensive travel, overnight stays and some evenings and weekend work; in return, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a unique environment that offers excellent training, benefits and future prospects.

What will I be doing day to day?

act as an ambassador for the University, promoting the institution to prospective students, their families and teachers at recruitment events

provide specialist advice to prospective students and their families on a range of topics relating to applying and studying at University

work with teachers in schools and colleges and attend events such as UCAS fairs, school HE fairs and postgraduate education fairs

Create and deliver engaging and authentic content and presentations, webinars to prospective students and influencers

What are we looking for?

a degree or equivalent

demonstrable up to date knowledge of the University of Kent student experience, including an understanding of current issues surrounding undergraduate and postgraduate students, especially funding and recruitment

knowledge and understanding of recruitment, ideally gained in the Higher Education sector

a track record of delivering effective presentations

Willingness and ability to travel extensively, at regional, national and international level, including during unsocial hours to remote locations that may not be serviced by public transport.

Full clean driving licence and/or ability to travel across the country by own means

Why Kent?

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ around 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our friendly and close-knit Medway campus at Chatham Maritime is a vibrant mix of modern and historic buildings. Most of our buildings are new or have been completely renovated offering outstanding state of the art facilities and a unique learning environment.

As a member of our team at the University of Kent, you can expect a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing throughout your time with us. Our beautiful main campus in Canterbury is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. You'll enjoy a range of great staff benefits including:

hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)

43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)

excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

on campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery (Canterbury) and food outlets

study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts

on site parking

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact [email protected] quoting ref number: CSF-513-22.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: CSF-513-22