International Development Manager, Europe and Central Asia

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,809 to £37,684 per annum, with potential progression to £47,105 per annum
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 7 January 2022
Contract Type

School/Department International Partnerships and Student Recruitment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,809 to £37,684 per annum, with potential progression to £47,105 per annum
Apply by 07/01/2022

Role Description

The International Partnerships and Student Recruitment Professional Service Unit welcomes applications from International Development Managers.

About the Role

The International Development Manager (Europe and Central Asia) is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for recruiting new fee-paying students from Europe and Central Asia.

The primary focus of the strategy will be on the growing and managing a portfolio of partnerships with higher education institutions (HEIs) across the region to recruit fee-paying students to Cranfield. This will be achieved by maintaining a database of all formal and informal partnerships across the university; learning from successful partnerships and identifying new opportunities to exploit these insights. Our academic staff play a key role in developing relationships with their counterparts and therefore, you will work also closely with colleagues to co-ordinate such initiatives in the region.

You will also manage the activities of regionally based agents; develop strong relationships with external agencies, such as funding bodies and attend recruitment events to engage with students directly in the region.

You will proactively develop and manage a wide range of key internal and external relationships, devising and delivering partnership activities, including managing complex inward and outward visits for senior colleagues, VIPs, agents and international student visitors.

This role requires evidence-based decision making and therefore, in conjunction with the Senior Marketing Manager and Marketing Partners, the post-holder will measure and analyse the performance of recruitment activities as part of an ongoing review of recruitment performance in the region.

About You

The University aims to be renowned for its impact and influence - regionally, nationally and internationally. To achieve this aim the International Development and Recruitment team within IPSR is responsible for developing, informing and delivering the University’s international and student recruitment strategy. You will have plenty of experience in international student recruitment and will know how to attract and engage high quality international students from a range of markets. You will represent the University internationally, contribute to the University’s innovative and effective internationalisation strategy, raising its international brand and profile and be a key member of the team responsible for the achievement of the University’s targets for international student recruitment. You will also be able to demonstrate success in developing and managing effective international networks and external relationships as well as being a skilled diplomat with deep cultural awareness.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have excellent communication and networking skills being comfortable identifying, researching and building relationships across a range of stakeholders including students, local representatives, Government organisations, partners, alumni and sponsorship bodies. You will be experienced in higher education international student recruitment and you should be used to working to meet tight deadlines in a pressurised customer focussed environment.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The International Partnerships and Student Recruitment Department (IPSR) works with and supports the wider University in its goals to; support and drive Student Recruitment, provide a first class Admissions Service, create and support International Partnerships and support the Schools generally in broader marketing activities.

The International Partnerships and Student Recruitment (IPSR) function has been established to provide an excellent service to all our stakeholders. IPSR ensures that audience needs are served ‘end to end’, supporting colleagues within the University to deliver a creative, efficient and effective service that places customers at the heart of the operation.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sarah Caine, Director of Global Engagement, via email

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 3832.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   07 January 2022

Interviews to be held: 21 January 2022

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