Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£41,526 to £49,553
21 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Applications are invited for the post of Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

This post presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced and committed professional administrator to lead a team delivering an excellent, customer-focussed admissions service for Undergraduate (UG) students.

The College attracts around 22,500 students (68% UG level) from more than 95 countries and we offer more than 310 UG programmes. The College UG Admissions team is responsible for handling more than 41,000 applications making nearly 16,000 offers across all UG and some masters level programmes as well as the International Foundation and Part-time Access programmes. Student admissions is increasingly challenging with a complex funding picture, ambitions to widen participation locally and globally and rising levels of global competition. The College is at the forefront of addressing those challenges and the successful candidate will therefore be responsible for leading a core service with excellent student experience at the heart of everything we do.

You will have significant experience of working in higher education administration, with proven leadership skills as well as knowledge and understanding of the key issues affecting student recruitment and admissions, both in the national and the global context. You will be an excellent communicator with previous experience of building and sustaining diverse networks that promote cooperative and collaborative working. Experience of leading successful change projects as well as a flexible and innovative approach to problem solving and the ability to deliver key objectives under pressure are key attributes for this role.

This is a full time (35 hours per week), open ended position available from 25th November 2019.

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (Grade UE08)

Closing date: Wednesday 6th November 2019

Interview date: week commencing 11th November

Please note that this is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not reapply.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Lisa Kendall, Head of Academic and Student Administration tel: 0131 650 4508.

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