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Senior Student Recruitment & Events Officer job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY | 292165

Senior Student Recruitment & Events Officer job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY | 292165

Job description

At Edinburgh Napier University, we are welcoming in a new phase of event delivery for Student Recruitment.

Market insight tells us that events form the top 3 influencing factors of students’ decision making around their university of choice.

As someone with previous Student Recruitment or Events Management experience, this post will offer you the opportunity to hold leadership of all of our upcoming university student recruitment events and play a critical role in establishing and managing our new approach to physical, virtual and blended events for student recruitment purposes.

The Role:

The work of the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team includes the delivery of an annual programme of events targeted at raising awareness of the university, liaison with key schools and colleges, and supporting the wider university strategies of delivering effective and responsible recruitment, outreach and engagement services to support the student journey.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your previously gained skills and experience in student recruitment or events, to manage a small team of student recruitment professionals, overseeing work and motivating the team to achieve successful outcomes.

Given that planning and organisation will be your key strengths, you will be given the autonomy to lead the delivery of our annual schedule of undergraduate and postgraduate student recruitment events, including key University Open Days and smaller scale events (including virtual and social media activity), both on-campus and across the UK.

Working in partnership with staff in our academic Schools, and our Marketing and External Relations team will be key, as will participating in committees, working groups and project teams as appropriate.

This will be a natural progression for you should you be looking to take the next steps in Student Recruitment, with an opportunity to manage a team, deputise for the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Manager when required, and capitalise on the exciting prospect of dictating a new phase of event delivery.

For a full role profile, please click here.

What we will need from you:

  • Experience in student recruitment, HE marketing, communications or similar areas OR significant experience in events management
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise competing demands and meet deadlines
  • Proven presentation and customer service skills, together with negotiating and influencing skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evening and weekend work (includes flexibility on working patterns)
  • Full UK Driving License

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8% and a minimum of 36 days holiday.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Salary: £33,309 – £39,739 per annum (Grade 5)

Additional information:

The closing date for this position is 11.59pm on 16th May 2022. Interviews will be held on week commencing 23rd May  2022. 

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.