Outreach & Recruitment Officer: Birmingham
About Arden University
At Arden University our vision is to make education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere. 2018 will be an exciting year for the University as we continue with our transformation and development programme, driving an industry-leading learner experience and further developing our innovative ‘compressed-blended’ full time degrees across 5 campus locations.
We are a values driven organisation, and in line with our values of supportiveness, integrity, innovation and ownership, we want to make sure that each of our study centres is delivering an outstanding student experience that is completely aligned to our brand promise, whilst providing a tailored and personalised experience reflective of the local needs and culture of the student and staff profile. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our students and the importance our staff across the organisation place on supporting students to realise their potential. We recognise that the pressures of people’s hectic, modern lives often means our students are constrained - by location, cost, family/caring commitments or simply time. By making our degrees, masters and MBA programmes available through both online distance learning and flexible on-campus ‘blended’ study, we have been able to support students ranging from 18 to 80 years old to achieve their ambitions and benefit from Higher Education.
Vacancy: Outreach & Recruitment Officer: Birmingham
You will be the central point of contact for regional recruitment activities. Responsible for building and maintaining excellent relationships with community leaders and schools and colleges in key regions, you will work to attract applications from students from a diverse range of backgrounds and to support the Arden University’s widening participation agenda.
Based at the Birmingham centre, you will spend a significant proportion of your role working out in schools, for example meeting with teachers and HE advisors to agree a programme of activities, or delivering workshops, recruitment and educational sessions. You will support local community programmes, run events on and off campus, and support the development of online resources and/or marketing materials.
Reporting to the Head of Marketing Projects, you will be the driving force for delivery of a leading class study centre experience at your allocated site(s). Working closely with your central HQ colleagues and across all functions ‘on-ground’, it will be your responsibility to make sure our students and staff are engaged, motivated and productive and that their voices are heard in all the relevant channels and decision-making forums. You will also be point person for all facilities matters, and have overall responsibility for making sure that daily operations deliver the Arden values, principles and promise.
As a brand ambassador for Arden University, you will demonstrate a commitment to excellence, professional credibility and the highest standards of customer-service.
With excellent communication and presentation skills, you will be confident in working with groups of pupils from various age groups, building relationships with teaching staff, and presenting to prospective students and their families. This role would particularly suit someone with a background in outreach or marketing communications. With a good knowledge of the issues surrounding progression to higher education.
Please get in touch to receive a fuller job specification. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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