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Associate Director International

Southampton, United Kingdom
£57,696 to £72,018
Closing date
5 Jan 2024

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International Office

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £57,696 to £72,018
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 05 January 2024
Reference:  2537623NP

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced leader to deliver the international student recruitment and partnership strategy across the University of Southampton.

This will include identifying and implementing new, innovative and ambitious approaches to international activity by region. With responsibility for managing four regional teams, this post will lead the development of regional and country development plans, identifying opportunities for diversification of the university’s international student recruitment pipeline, contributing to student number targets and delivering programmes of activities to meet them, ensuring delivery of the University’s strategic objectives.

The postholder will have strategic responsibility for managing key recruitment channels to deliver return on investment aligned with the University’s Strategy; through a data-informed and market-led approach.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of building and managing high performing teams, extensive strategic management skills and experience of delivering successful student recruitment strategies in a number of international markets. You will have experience of developing mutually beneficial partnerships with external and international organisations and the ability to foster excellent stakeholder relationships. With a results- and data-driven approach, you will have the ability to develop innovative solutions that deliver.

In return we offer:

  • a contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave provision, plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days)
  • subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme
  • a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge, and passing it on to future generations. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Amanda Procter, Director of Global Recruitment & Admissions (

Please include your CV and covering letter with your application.

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