Director of Student Recruitment

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
25 May 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time



This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join the University of Aberdeen in the newly created role of Director of Student Recruitment. Reporting to the University Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, and in partnership with the Vice-Principal for Global Engagement, the successful candidate will lead the Student Recruitment function to ensure delivery of a proactive marketing and student recruitment service. The successful candidate will also work closely with the other members of the Senior Management Team, our Deans, Head of School, and colleagues in other Professional Services Directorates.

The post holder will support the Vice Principal for Global Engagement in developing the University’s medium-term strategic recruitment objectives and will be responsible for the delivery of our annual student recruitment targets, supporting diverse and high quality applicants.

This post is aimed at individuals who have a significant track personal track record of success in developing and leading high profile strategic student recruitment initiatives.

A competitive and incentivising remuneration will be negotiated with the preferred candidate.

Informal enquiries should be made to Tracey Slaven, University Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, email

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa. At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Susan White, Senior HR Partner (e-mail: for further information.

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Job Reference Number: SRA216A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 20 June 2023

The Directorate of External Relations embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.