International Recruitment Officer - C104968C

Newcastle University - Student Services

The post

Key areas of focus will include:

  • Contributing to strategy development and leading student recruitment for a key regions.
  • Undertaking planning and management for one or more key recruitment channels, e.g. agents, sponsors, direct.
  • Supporting planning and delivery of broader engagement activity with key regions(s) of focus. This covers international relations, partnerships, and building profile and reputation.
  • Developing and managing a range of relationships, within the University, and in-region 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, interested in developing a strategic mindset and a track record of successful delivery within your field.
  • Passionate about excellence and innovation in an international field.
  • A potential leader, with drive and a foundation of skills to make things happen and influence others.
  • A team player, highly customer oriented, with excellent people skills and the potential to become an excellent relationship manager.

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

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a 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 have the chance to shape and contribute to the development and delivery of strategy, and a newly configured unit and team.

You will have opportunities to develop and build experience and a 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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