The Global Recruitment team (UK Student Recruitment & Outreach) is responsible for the recruitment of undergraduates and postgraduates and for widening participation.
This role is an excellent opportunity for a well-organised and efficient individual with strong presentation and interpersonal skills to play a key part in our recruitment and outreach activity. The University has ambitious targets for recruitment and this role provides a key component of our work with schools and colleges to inform their students about Higher Education generally and the University of Reading specifically. You’ll also be responsible for specific aspects of our recruitment and outreach work on campus (such as overseeing our ambassador presence on digital forums and supporting subject specific events); and acting as a core representative for the University at in-school HE fairs and events providing information and support for individuals considering Reading as an option, and for handling enquiries from prospective students, both via email and in person.
The role requires the ability to work at pace in a fast-moving environment; an understanding of both the Higher Education and schools sectors; an aptitude for working with people and technical systems; and the ability to manage your own workload in order to deliver multiple tasks in parallel.
You will have:
- Very strong presentation and audience engagement skills
- Experience of working with young people
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of people
- Good knowledge of the higher education sector and the student recruitment cycle
- Experience of administration and organisation (eg of events or activities)
- Understanding of UK 11–18 education
- Excellent IT skills, with proven working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, especially MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel
Interview date: 24/03/2021
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Student Recruitment & Access Officer
Student Recruitment & Access Manager
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.