Vice Principal Student Recruitment

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
21 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Job Reference: WVBQ
Closing Date: Friday 20 July 2018

Founded in 1495, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK. Consistently ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities, in 2018 Aberdeen was listed 185th in the THE World Rankings and 28th in the Complete University Guide’s 2019 rankings.  Aberdeen has a diverse and vibrant community of over 15,000 students, 2900 staff and an annual turnover of £222m. The University plays a crucial role in shaping the educational, cultural and economic life of an internationally important region of Scotland.  Aberdeen is a broad-based, research-intensive university which puts students at the heart of everything it does. Outstanding in a wide range of discipline areas, Aberdeen has a strong reputation for its international reach and the commercialisation of research ideas into spin-out companies.
The University is now looking to appoint a new Vice-Principal Student Recruitment.  This role will be accountable through the Principal to the University Court for leading the development of the University’s Student Recruitment Strategy.  S/he will champion student recruitment, marketing and admissions to the University in accordance with this strategy and provide strategic vision, motivation and leadership in promoting the University as a destination of choice to all potential undergraduate and postgraduate students.  The VP will also ensure that the programmes offered by the University meet the needs and ambitions of contemporary home and international students.

Good candidates will bring well-developed leadership and management skills and a proven track record of developing and implementing student recruitment strategies.  Knowledge of home, EU and international student recruitment markets coupled with an awareness and understanding of the key issues and challenges facing the higher education sector will be important attributes.  The successful candidate will also possess excellent communication skills and an ability to develop strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Aberdeen on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WVBQ.  Alternatively email or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Friday 20 July 2018.