Associate Director International Ref 21156

School/department: International Office
Hours: Full-time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 21156
Salary: Competitive
Placed on: 21 July 2023
Closing date: 07 August 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date
Expected Interview date: Week commencing 18 September
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

Since its foundation in 1961, the University of Sussex has challenged convention and fostered critical thinking. Today, our courses, research, and culture aim to stimulate, excite and challenge. From scientific discovery to global policy, from student welfare to career development, Sussex innovates and takes a lead.

The University has grown to more than 18,500 students and has established a global reputation with more than 89% of our research recognised as world leading or internationally recognised in REF2021.  We are currently rated in the top 250 in the world (218th) out of more than 1,500 Universities in the QS World University Rankings.

Our success as a world-leading university is underpinned by the institutional values that we strive to enact – collaboration, courage, inclusion, integrity, and kindness; and by our foundational commitment to academic freedom and freedom of speech.

We are now seeking to appoint the Associate Director International. Reporting to the Director of Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development and responsible for a team of c22 staff, including colleagues based in China, India, Malaysia and Nigeria, the Associate Director International will play a significant leadership role in the development and implementation of the University’s international student recruitment strategy.

The Associate Director will be a member of the Division of Communications, Marketing and Advancement senior leadership team and will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues including Director of Communications, Marketing and Advancement, the Associate Director Global Engagement and the PVC Global and Civic Engagement.

The Associate Director International will be an established international recruitment practitioner with experience of successfully developing and implementing an international student recruitment strategy.

The successful candidate will be an experienced manager, able to lead and motivate a high performing team. Expertise in existing and emerging international markets will be critical, as will experience of developing and managing partnership and agent relationships.

This is an exciting time to join the University as we seek to extend our international reach, building on the significant successes of recent years.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534, or Imogen Wilde on +44 (0)7864 652 633,

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 21156 [PDF 107.57KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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