Executive Recruitment

Introduction to the Director of Student Recruitment & Head of Future Students role


Leading key teams and with responsibility for an operating budget of around £3m, our Director of Student Recruitment & Head of Future Students is an inspirational catalyst for ensuring enhanced recruitment of students to programmes at the University. Acting as a highly visible lead for the Future Students area, a family of hard-working, related teams focussed on engaging, inspiring and supporting applicants to our programmes, you will take responsibility for providing strategic vision, leadership and management to further enhance work in this vital area of our business.

Reporting directly to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Academic Planning, you will lead teams of specialist staff responsible for UK and International Student Recruitment, Admissions and Access and Participation. As an experienced leader with highly-developed analytical skills and excellent communication skills, you will inspire and lead these teams who act as the earliest points of contact with the University for those considering a higher education experience. Working in close collaboration with the relevant Pro-Vice-Chancellors, you will work with your own senior team to take responsibility for developing, implementing and monitoring strategies to support the delivery of activity to pursue our student recruitment targets and priorities, the development of activities in support of our Access and Participation Plan and the overall Admissions strategy of the University.

Essential to your success will be proven effectiveness in building relationships, seamlessly working in partnership with colleagues across our academic schools and specialist professional services. You will join an inspiring and innovative University community at an exciting time as we actively refresh our portfolio, our business priorities and our ways of working. We are experiencing strong growth in both interest in and applications to the University, providing the postholder with an excellent opportunity to directly influence the way in which the Future Students teams contribute further to the successful delivery of the ambitions embedded within our University Strategy for 2030.

How to Apply

You can apply for this position here or for an informal and confidential conversation, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Enfys Evans -  Enfys.evans@gatenbysanderson.com