Head of International Partnerships & Student Recruitment


13th June 2019

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Head of International Partnerships & Student Recruitment to lead UK and International student recruitment activity across the University. You will play a pivotal role in developing and advancing effective international partnerships, and increasing the conversion of applicants through ensuring the delivery of personalised communications.

With over 4000 international students from over 130 countries studying with us on campus and a further 5,500 studying our TNE & Global Online programmes, Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university with a reputation and impact that stretches far beyond our shores. We are an inclusive University with strong links to industry and are clear that it is our ‘applied’ focus that sets us apart. Our strategy is set around four key pillars of growing academic reputation, delivering an excellent personalised student experience, internationalising our work; and build innovation, enterprise and citizenship.

For more information on the University, the team and the role, click here to view our candidate recruitment pack.

The role

As Head of International Partnerships & Student Recruitment, you will have responsibility and accountability for leading the delivery of the University’s international, UK and EU student recruitment strategies and meeting institutional targets for student recruitment. You will work closely with the Vice Principal International to identify and develop new transnational education (TNE) partners and strategically manage our existing relationships with our network of partners, agents and stakeholders across the world.

You will work closely with Planning, Finance and our six Schools to accurately forecast student recruitment numbers and the associated income, feedback back market intelligence to inform future target setting. You will manage three teams, including a total of 20 staff based in Edinburgh and four overseas offices located in China, Malaysia & Nigeria.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an institution with a strong reputation for international recruitment and partnerships, and ambitions to grow in this area.

Who we are looking for

With a proven track record of success in international student recruitment and/or marketing/sales, you will bring a strategic outlook with a clear vision with the ability to turn these into key deliverables. As innovative as you are resilient, you should be an accomplished communicator and an experienced manager of people, projects and finances. Together with an open, inclusive visionary style, you should have a sensitivity to cultural issues and a strong personal commitment to customer/stakeholder service.

For a detailed list ofrequirements, you can read the full role profile here.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefit package. This includes a minimum of 41 days annual leave (including bank holidays), a generous pension scheme (employers contribution 20.4%), professional development opportunities, discounted access to the onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Salary: Competitive   

How to apply

Please click here for further details and to apply to this role.

The closing date for this position is 13th June 2019 (midnight GMT) and interview will take place on 27th and 28th June 2019

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here .