To carry out external facing student recruitment activities, representing the university at schools, colleges and at Higher Education recruitment events around the UK and advising prospective students about the benefits of studying at Warwick.
Working closely with the Student Recruitment Officer, the post holder will build and develop relationships with teachers, advisers and third-party organisations to support UK recruitment objectives. The role will involve on campus student recruitment activities as available.
The post offers an ideal opportunity for someone who is seeking to develop a career in UK Student Recruitment. The post will provide opportunities to develop presenting, networking and marketing skills.
Duties and responsibilities
•Represent the University at schools, colleges and at HE recruitment events around the UK.
•Deliver talks and presentations in schools and colleges, and virtually.
•Deliver incoming school visits and lead presentations.
•Provide information, advice and guidance to enquirers about the University’s courses, entry requirements, facilities and student life.
•Provide creative input and operational support to a range of physical and virtual projects and events managed by the Student Recruitment team, including University Open Days, Teachers’ Conferences, and Offer Holder events.
•To be aware of current trends and issues affecting higher education in the UK and Warwick’s market position.
•To ensure that Warwick’s key marketing messages and information about the student experience is appropriately conveyed to prospective students and their supporters.
•To collect contact details of prospective applicants, ensuring that details are uploaded promptly to the University’s CRM system.
•To feedback market intelligence gained in the execution of duties around the UK and to provide input to the University’s Recruitment and Marketing teams.
•To support the Student Recruitment Officer (UK) in developing Warwick’s relationships with schools, colleges and third-party organisations across the UK.
•To support the Student Recruitment Officer (UK) in conducting statistical analysis of intelligence related to the UK Undergraduate market.
•Respond to telephone, text, email and face-to-face enquiries from a variety of stakeholders including potential applicants; parents; teachers; academic staff and external bodies.
•To undertake other related duties as required
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1A degree (good honours) or equivalent (a)Essential Criteria 2Excellent presentation skills (a,d)Essential Criteria 3Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 4Ability to communicate confidently, fluently and knowledgably with a range of audiences including prospective students, parents, teachers and academics (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 5Willing to work flexible hours, occasional weekends and sometimes spend periods away from home representing the University at school and Higher Education Fairs (a,c)Essential Criteria 6Interest in and knowledge of current issues affecting Higher Education (a,c)Essential Criteria 7Ability to assimilate complex information quickly (a,c)Essential Criteria 8IT proficiency – desktop, tablet and mobile (a,c)Essential Criteria 9Experience of working successfully as part of a team and quickly building strong professional relationships (a,c)Essential Criteria 10Experience of undertaking statistical analysis and presenting outcomes (a,c)Essential Criteria 11Personal attributes and values which will allow the person to be seen as an excellent ambassador for the University (a,c,d)Essential Criteria 12Proactive and positive approach to work with the ability to follow own initiative (a,c)Essential Criteria 13To speak knowledgably and enthusiastically about the benefits of a university education. (a,c)Desirable Criteria 1Previous experience of student recruitment across undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or student ambassador work (a)Desirable Criteria 2Knowledge of UK school qualifications, the UCAS application process and its calendar (a,c)Desirable Criteria 3Full and clean driving licence (a)Further Particulars
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