Head of International

London, United Kingdom
£48,114 per annum
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 14 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 14/05/2021
Location: 60 Waldegrave Road, TW11 8LG
Salary: £48,114 per annum
Package: 30 days Annual Leave as well University Closure & Bank Holidays Days.
Job category/type: Professional Services

Head of International

Job description

An exciting opening has arisen to lead the international team within the Global

Engagement directorate for an experienced International HE professional. You will be a motivational leader with a strong background in the management of a target driven area of student recruitment and internationalisation.

We are looking for candidates who have proven motivational management skills and the ability to influence and negotiate with both internal and external stakeholders. You will use your skills and experience to develop sustainable growth in international student numbers that meets both the University’s ambitions and values.

Job Details

The Head of International is jointly responsible for providing overall strategic direction, leadership and management for the International Team in Global Engagement.

This role will have dedicated responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the recruitment of international undergraduate and postgraduate students both full-degree and study abroad. The Head of International will also support the development of strategic alliances, institutional partnerships and collaborations to secure sustainable flows of fee paying study abroad students.

Duties will include:

  • Working with Schools and Professional Services to lead the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the International Recruitment Strategy and ensure the achievement of the targets set.
  • Developing a cost effective and targeted implementation plan to deliver the International Recruitment Strategy, to time and budget, that demonstrates the return on investment, within the context of the University’s Corporate Plan.
  • With the Marketing and Communication team in GE, developing and implementing effective marketing activities to ensure successful conversion of international students.


Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high-quality professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community, where everybody is welcomed.

St Mary’s is on an exciting journey of transformation and growth, to benefit students, staff and the wider St Mary’s community. As the University builds on its proud heritage, it will be looking for exceptional people to help shape its progressive future.

The Global Engagement (GE) Directorate is led by the PVC Global Engagement and is charged with the successful achievement of St Mary’s student recruitment growth targets. The scope of GE’s responsibilities includes: UG and PG recruitment from Home and Overseas markets; Student Mobility; International Experience/Student Transition; Partnership Development; Admissions and Marketing and Communications.

GE is a dynamic, innovative and friendly department that welcomes fresh thinking and ideas and appreciates flexibility, initiative and team effort.

For further information about this role, or details on how to apply, please visit our recruitment site or attached documents.

Closing Date: EOD 14th May 2021

Interviews are likely to be held or around 1st June 2021

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