Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
02 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Appointment of Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment

The University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s oldest and most distinguished universities. Ranked amongst the Top 200 universities in the world and in the Top 10 for UK graduate employment, Aberdeen has a diverse and vibrant community of 14,000 students, 3,000 staff and annual turnover of £230million. The University plays a crucial role in shaping the educational, cultural and economic life of an internationally important region of Scotland – and it is committed to building further on its history and international reputation through the delivery of its ambitious new strategy for 2020. 

Following a review of the University’s Professional Services, Aberdeen is looking to appoint to a new post: Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment. This newly established Directorate brings together the two teams currently responsible for the strategically important areas of Marketing and Student Recruitment.  Leading a large team the new Director will be an inspirational catalyst for change and will provide strategic management, vision and leadership to the University’s student recruitment and marketing team. Working closely with Heads of School and colleagues within other Professional Services Directorates, you will deliver a step change in the impact and effectiveness of marketing and student recruitment activities and also play a key role in enabling the wider institutional marketing strategy.

Strong candidates will bring leadership credentials with experience of driving change and developing high-performing teams. A proven track record of effective strategic planning and operational leadership and management within a marketing and/or student recruitment environment is essential. You must be able to demonstrate experience of using relevant management information and market research/analysis to support key decisions that have delivered positive results. More broadly, good candidates will be able to demonstrate an affinity with the culture of the University, the values of a research-intensive institution, and the commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to The University of Aberdeen. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code WVBO. Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0890 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 1 December 2017.

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