Student Recruitment Assistant

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade/Salary: D (£19612-21814)
28 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 17/09/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade/Salary: D (£19612-21814)
Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

If you enjoy working on events and student (customer) engagement activities, are an organised and confident communicator this role will suit you. The University of Central Lancashire is looking for a Student Recruitment Assistant to work on events both on and off-campus, working with the Student Recruitment Manager you will support planning and delivery of events.

UK Student Recruitment is an externally and internally facing team working with potential students from school age and mature prospective undergraduate students to postgraduate student audiences.

This role would suit an individual who has experience of working in a customer higher education setting with responsibility for engaging with potential students and their influencers and developing and delivering events. The post holder will be expected to deliver a high level of customer service and to demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the role.

The team of sales officers; logistical support for on and off campus activities; maintenance of the CRM database; dealing with potential students over the telephone and in person, as well as delivering presentations to prospective students and providing information advice and guidance at some recruitment events.

Evening and weekend work will be a regular feature of the role and the post-holder will be required to undertake DBS clearance. 

Further information:

The University:

In 1828, the University of Central Lancashire was founded in Preston as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’, has been its motto ever since – helping talented people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential.

Today the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community of over 35,000.   Internationally the University has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised. The University has an increasingly thriving campus in Cyprus delivering UCLan programmes and original research within a Central Lancashire environment and culture.

In 2010, the University became the first UK modern Higher Education institution to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2016, the Centre for World University Rankings estimated Central Lancashire to be in the top 3.7 percent of all worldwide universities, highlighting the progress the institution has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences and reflecting the institution’s broad pool of academic talent.

Amongst its programme portfolio of some 400 undergraduate and 200+ postgraduate courses, the University has been at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines such as Fashion and Forensic Science to an evolving portfolio of Dentistry programmes to meet emerging sector needs. Undergraduate Medicine has now been added to that list, a course being delivered in one of the UK's most modern and inclusive Medical Schools. Aerospace Engineering, Pharmacy and many others are added as sector needs are identified.

The team:

The UK Student Recruitment team has a focus on attracting and retaining quality applicants from first point of enquiry through to enrolment and we work very closely with our academic colleagues in Faculties, and other professional service departments, to ensure our offering is fit for purpose to encourage the greatest level of interest possible for UCLan’s recruitment efforts.

The team is made up of the Schools and Colleges Liaison, Events, Enquiry Management, Student Journey and Product teams. These teams work together to help prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisers with accessing all aspects of UCLan provision.

The team’s vision is to be customer-focussed and consistently striving to exceed our enquirers’ and applicants’ expectations. We aim to provide an overwhelmingly positive, consistent and high quality experience to support enquirers and applicants in their journey to UCLan and that we are positioned as the first choice University for potential applicants.

Areas of work:

A key aspect of the team’s work is the effective account management (schools and colleges liaison) with key contacts in targeted schools and colleges.

On-campus activities including; open days, bespoke feeder visits, campus tours, Master classes/subject sessions. This is an area we are keen to develop and are always looking for ways to differentiate from the competition.

Targeting teachers and advisors including the organisation and delivery of the UCLan Teachers and Advisors Annual Conference.

Younger age activities to drive up awareness of UCLan’s offering at targeted secondary schools to ensure a strong pipeline through to our key accounts.

Off-campus recruitment exhibitions including UCAS conventions and College/Sixth Form higher education fairs.

Postgraduate and part-time recruitment activity including PG exhibitions, open evenings and on-campus activity for current undergraduate students.

Development and implementation of conversion strategies.

It is a busy team in a competitive sector and we believe this is an exciting opportunity for the right person to make a difference to young people’s futures and create a significant impact on UCLan’s recruitment as we enter this period of great opportunity and challenge.

For more information, or for an informal chat about the role, please contact the Student Recruitment Event Manager, Aimee Cairns on 01772 894032.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

School/Service: Recruitment and Partnerships

Grade/Salary: D (£19612-21814)

Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)

Basis: Indefinite

Closing Date: 17 September 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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