International Recruitment Manager - C104940A

Newcastle University

Closing date : 28 February 2018

The post 

Key areas of focus will include:

  • Leading strategy development and student recruitment for one or more key regions. This may include development and supervision of operations in-region.
  • Leading planning and management for one or more key recruitment channels, e.g. agents, sponsors, direct.
  • Coordinating planning and support delivery of broader engagement with key regions(s) of focus. This will cover international relations, partnerships, and developing profile and reputation
  • Developing and managing a broad range of relationships, within the University, in-region, and across the global sector, to support delivery of regional and broader internationalisation objectives.

You will be a member of the International Student Recruitment Team, interacting closely with the other International Office (IO) teams, and a wide range of Academic and Professional Service units.

The person

You will be: ·         

  • Results-orientated, with a strategic mindset, a track record of successful delivery within your field, and the ability to build scale.
  • Committed to excellence and innovation in the field of international education, and/or sales/marketing/student recruitment.
  • A leader, able to drive forward your activity area and influence others within in a complex organisational and external environment.
  • An excellent relationship manager, with skills that can be deployed externally and internally.

Language skills relevant to the regions above are welcome but are NOT essential.

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in international HE.

The Newcastle University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Chris Day took up his post in 2017. A new University Strategy will be launched in 2018, with Internationalisation as a key component. The International office has been reconfigured and significantly expanded to meet deliver this strategy and meet the opportunities and challenges of the global HE environment. You will play a key role shaping and contributing to the development and delivery of strategy, and a newly configured unit and team.

You will have opportunities to develop and build your experience track record, in a number of key areas:

  • International recruitment and international relations and partnerships and a range of other facets of international HE
  • Developing global expertise 
  • Sales, marketing, and operations
  • Strategic planning 
  • Use of technology and data  
  • Leadership and management

The role will be varied and provide a range of other experiences and development opportunities.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy with Alex Metcalfe, Director of International Affairs, please contact Rachel Barnett, International Recruitment Coordinator, at  or 0191 208 6108.

Globally Ambitious

Newcastle University is a thriving international community of more than 27,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including over 5,000 international students, from approximately 140 countries worldwide studying across our campuses in Newcastle, London, Singapore and Malaysia. Ranked in the top 200 of world universities, we focus our research and teaching on the profound challenges facing the world today. We have extended our reach beyond the UK by opening two international branch campuses. In 2008, in partnership with the Singapore Institute for Technology, we opened our campus in Singapore. With the opening of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) in 2011, we became the only UK University to have a fully owned medical campus overseas. 

The University’s main campus is located in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, the cosmopolitan capital of North East England that offers excellent quality and affordability of living.

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