Head of Admissions

Coventry, United Kingdom
Up to £65,000 p.a. & up to 10% performance related bonus
30 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Application closing date 10/12/2019
Salary Up to £65,000 p.a. & up to 10% performance related bonus
Job category/type Senior Management

Job description

Department: CU Recruitment and Admissions Ltd

Salary: Up to £65,000 p.a. & up to 10% performance related bonus

Mode: Maternity-Fixed Full-time (12 months)

Coventry University’s proven success is driven by its hard- working ethos. The highest-ranking modern university in England for 7 years running (Guardian 2013-2019), we achieved a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

We have significantly grown our portfolio, reputation, and student base across the University its London Campus and new regional centres of learning in Coventry, Scarborough and London.

We are ambitious for our students and as a University Group; we have set ourselves a challenging and transformational Corporate Plan for the years ahead. Our strategy is built on four pillars: delivering an even higher quality student experience, research with impact, developing further as a global university, and continuing to embody how business and industry can work together through enterprise and innovation.

Attraction, application and conversion of students within Higher Education is an increasingly competitive and challenging environment. CU Recruitment and Admissions Ltd (CURA) launched in April 2019 transforms the traditional approach to student recruitment and admissions.

A new regionally based network of student recruiters, widening participation specialists are joined by teams of admissions and conversion specialists and CRM and events professionals.  All leading the implementation of a new approach to student engagement and a customer centric culture and workforce, robust sales processes, and an agile strategy driven by data.

UK admissions is an increasingly challenging environment and as Head of Admissions you are a key stakeholder for the Group and will progress the University's UK student admissions strategy for undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) and online courses.

We are currently recruiting to the post of Head of Admissions and are looking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Admissions senior professional to join us to take forward a new approach to the recruitment and admissions of UK students. This is a temporary, fixed term appointment to cover the work of the current Head of Admissions who will be absent on maternity leave from December 2019.

Role Purpose

The postholder will oversee the implementation of a competitive admissions operations service across the Group; achieving immediate gains whilst continuing to develop strategies that move towards a longer-term re-positioning of Coventry University in the UK market.

In doing so, the postholder will be expected to continue developing a team of Admissions Specialists in admissions practice and protocol that covers an increasingly diverse range of qualifications, courses and progression routes, maximising conversion activities across the Coventry University Group.

The post will lead the effective integration of best practice principles in all processes that meet and challenge current admissions thinking across undergraduate, postgraduate (taught) admissions and apply commercial and market intelligence to steer the wider Group's admissions priorities and procedures. In doing so, you will identify new opportunities in existing and new markets employing an analysis of data to report on market trends.

Person Specification:

  • Proven successful track record in higher education admissions to management level
  • Experience of leading admissions teams with proven results of successful admissions and conversion activity
  • Significant experience and evidence of core management competencies including staff management
  • Experience of integrating best practice in all admissions processes and a keen understanding of the importance of data to inform developments.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast- paced environment, requiring high energy levels and personal authority.
  • Ability to build relationships with key decision makers

For further information on this role and to apply please follow the links to our website.

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