Director of the Future Students Office

University of Leicester

About the role

We are seeking an exceptional Director of the Future Students Office to join our External Relations Division. Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer, the Director of the Future Students Office will provide leadership for the University’s global student recruitment programme and be an authoritative source of advice and guidance to senior staff and major committees throughout the University on international and domestic applicant issues. The position requires an exceptional understanding of sector-wide challenges and opportunities regarding global student recruitment, the ability to manage university wide resources, and the capability to build collaborative relationships with senior stakeholders across the University.

You would be joining us at an exciting time. We have had some outstanding successes in the past year in terms of our research and league table performance. Our University is now placed consistently amongst the top 30 universities in the country. A rise of 11 places in the Complete University Guide means we are now ranked 29th in the league table of higher education institutions in the UK and in the Jobsinbritain (THE) World University Rankings 2023, Leicester is ranked 163rd among the world’s universities and 22nd in the UK. We were also placed 35th in the Guardian University Guide.

Research England published the results of REF2021 and the results show that, since the previous REF in 2014, the University has moved up 23 places to rank 30th overall in the Jobsinbritain REF rankings. This represents one of the biggest climbs of any university. This is our best ever performance in a research assessment exercise and an exceptional testament to the quality and impact of our academics’ research and the wider research environment.

Leicester has a rich tradition of inspirational teachers and research investigators who are producing talented graduates, discovering new knowledge, pioneering breakthroughs and ultimately transforming lives for the better.

Are you a Citizen of Change? If Leicester sounds like the place for you and you have the skills, experience and desire to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you.

For more information on the role and its responsibilities please see the Job Summary Form.

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Informal queries are welcome and can be made to Kerry Law, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Professional Services) at [email protected] .

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, full employment history and achievements. CV’s should be accompanied by a 2 page covering letter describing briefly how you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Summary Form, your achievements, why the appointment is of interest and what you’d like to achieve in the role. 

Interviews for this position are anticipated to be held on 24 March 2023 at the University of Leicester Campus.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change , which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.


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