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  • Posted on: 23rd Jan 2022
  • Salary: £31,406 - £34,304 per annum
  • REF: REQ05582
  • Closes: 17th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Communications and External Relations brings together the main areas involved in leading the University’s student recruitment as well as strategic positioning and profile. Engaging with students, staff and stakeholders, we promote the University’s excellence in research and education, and ensure its profile is communicated in a consistent way. We take an innovative and creative approach to our work and are at the forefront of new and best practice in communications, recruitment and marketing, engagement and customer service.

You will form part of the Marketing and Student Recruitment team, with responsibility for marketing and recruitment planning and delivery for Edge Hotel School (EHS).

Contract with immediate start through to 31 December 2022.

Duties of the Role

You will lead on the implementation of EHS undergraduate and postgraduate marketing conversion plans in order to maximise enrolments from the enquiry and applicant pools, using the full range of appropriate marketing channels. Duties will include:

  • Developing and implementing EHS taster days/sessions both in the department and within schools/colleges.
  • Giving presentations and advice on the EHS and a wide range of HE topics
  • Producing a broad range of market research reports, market audits and analysing market intelligence
  • Updating EHS website content

Skills and qualifications required

To be successful you will require, experience in planning and delivering successful marketing plans to grow a business, experience of public speaking, familiarity of undergraduate and postgraduate student funding sources and excellent interpersonal skills with a record of influencing and motivating others.

Interest in and knowledge of current issues in the higher education sector would be useful, but we would consider candidates who can demonstrate successful marketing/recruitment experience from other sectors.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

*More information: Working at the University

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