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Director of Communications, Marketing & Student Recruitment

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 12 £75,744 - £82,754 per annum
Job Type: Senior Management
Closing Date: 06/24/2019
Date Posted: 05/30/2019
Reference: SM101


Director of Communications, Marketing & Student Recruitment


Attractive Salary & Package


The University of Gloucestershire’s mission is to enable our students to achieve their full potential through a rich and broad experience, with a priority to provide excellent support for learning. We pride ourselves on building close relationships between students and staff, and on serving our wider community through promoting its economic, cultural and social wellbeing. We are a thriving academic community, offering an excellent experience for our students, reflected in student satisfaction rates well above the sector average and rising graduate employment. Ours is a diverse and vibrant community of 10,000 students and 1,400 staff, with campuses in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham and the cathedral city of Gloucester.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, our new director will lead a large department covering communications, marketing, student recruitment, branding, widening participation and admissions. The focus of the directorate is to ensure all activities are fully integrated to maximum effect, leading and managing our recruitment strategy, reinforcing the university’s brand, reputation and strengths, and delivering our student recruitment goals.  The director will help us achieve our vision and ambitions for the university, to transform the lives of our students and to promote the wellbeing of our community. We are looking for someone with inspirational leadership qualities, who will bring energy, enthusiasm and personal passion to the role, leading a professional and committed team to achieve ambitious goals.   

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of developing strategic and tactical student recruitment plans in higher education and be able to demonstrate an ability to step-up to a broader leadership position. You must bring excellent people and budget management credentials, combined with a creative side that will help set strategic direction and define our student recruitment proposition. Candidates must be able to evidence that they are committed to the values and ethos of our university, building strong partnerships with colleagues across the academic and professional services communities, and with stakeholders externally.

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Closing date for applications is midday Monday 24th June 2019

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