International Development Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Jun 2023

School/Department: Student Recruitment and Admissions
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £35,559 to £39,434 per annum, with potential progression to £48,855 per annum.
Apply by: 26/06/2023

Role Description

About the Role

The International Development Manager (UK) is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for recruiting new fee-paying students from UK.

The primary focus of the strategy will be on growing student numbers through direct channels and managing a portfolio of partnerships with higher education institutions (HEIs) and funding bodies across the region to recruit fee-paying students to Cranfield. This will be achieved by maintaining a database of all formal and informal partnerships across the university; learning from successful partnerships and identifying new opportunities to exploit these insights. Our academic staff play a key role in developing relationships with their counterparts and therefore, you will work closely with colleagues to co-ordinate such initiatives in the region.

You will develop strong relationships with external agencies, such as funding and Professional bodies and companies, and attend recruitment events to engage with students directly in the region.

You will proactively develop and manage a wide range of key internal and external relationships, devising and delivering partnership activities, including managing complex inward and outward visits for senior colleagues, VIPs, and other student visitors.

This role requires evidence-based decision making and therefore, in conjunction with the Marketing Partners, the post-holder will measure and analyse the performance of recruitment activities as part of an ongoing review of recruitment performance in the region.

About You

The University aims to be renowned for its impact and influence - regionally, nationally and internationally. To achieve this aim the Student Recruitment and Admissions team is responsible for developing, informing and delivering the University’s international and student recruitment strategy.

You will have plenty of experience of domestic and international student recruitment and will know how to attract and engage high quality students from a range of markets. You will represent the University nationally and contribute to the University’s Corporate Plan  Ambition 2027. Develop innovative and effective engagement  strategy to raise Cranfield brand and profile and be a key member of the team responsible for the achievement of the University’s targets for student recruitment. You will also be able to demonstrate success in developing and managing effective national and international networks and relationships as well as being a skilled diplomat with deep cultural awareness.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have excellent communication and networking skills being comfortable identifying, researching and building relationships across a range of stakeholders including students, local representatives, Government organisations, partners, alumni, Professional and sponsorship bodies. You will be experienced in higher education student recruitment, and you should be used to working to meet tight deadlines in a pressurised customer focussed environment.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

The Student Recruitment and Admissions Department (SRA) works with and supports the wider University in its goals to; support and drive Student Recruitment, provide a first-class Admissions Service, create and support International Partnerships and support the Schools in broader marketing activities.

The Student Recruitment and Admissions (SRA) function has been established to provide an excellent service to all our stakeholders. SRA ensures that audience needs are served ‘end to end’, supporting colleagues within the University to deliver a creative, efficient and effective service that places customers at the heart of the operation.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Samina Masood, Head of International Student Recruitment, via email

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4556.

Interviews to be held: to be expected week of 26 June 2023

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