Student Immigration and Funding Manager

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 to £37,127 per annum
Nov 09, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 17, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department Education Services
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 £33,309 to £37,127 per annum
Apply by 17/11/2019

Role Description

We are looking for a friendly and professional person to manage a range of services relating to our support of international students. Cranfield University attracts high numbers of international students from over 100 countries every year.

You will manage a range of initiatives to support the recruitment and studies of international students, including managing overseas visa applications, visa extension applications and in-country transfers under the UK points-based immigration system, a number of international scholarship and loan schemes, as well as general advice and support for international students overseas and while they are at the University.

You will have extensive engagement with staff and students, providing direct expert advice and support they need to ensure a positive student experience.

You will need to demonstrate initiative and work pro-actively to advise and support students through direct advice and work with staff right across the University to provide details and expert advice and guidance on a range of issues.

You will be degree qualified (or equivalent) and will have excellent interpersonal skills. You will have extensive experience of advice and guidance to international students based on clear understanding and interpretation of complex and specialist knowledge gained from external agencies, including the UKVI, UKCISA, Student Loan Company, and British Council. Experience, or a demonstrable understanding of funding structures relating to higher education provision is essential.  You will also have detailed knowledge of the UK immigration systems and their implications for higher education institutions. 

The role is based on our Cranfield campus, but you will be required to travel to our campus in Shrivenham (near Swindon) from time to time. The role will require DBS and financial checks.

For an informal discussion, please contact Mohammed Ali, Assistant Registrar (Head of Student Immigration and Funding), on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 4901 or (E);

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

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