Senior International Officer Ref 3376

School/department: Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development 
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 3376
Salary: Starting at £41,526 and rising to £49,553 per annum
Placed on: 9 March 2020
Closing date: 14 April 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: Immediately 

Job description

The University of Sussex is amongst the Top 25 most international universities in the world in the 2019 Times Higher World University Rankings. Our Business School is in the Top 10 in the UK for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) and third in the UK for research income 2015-2018 (Chartered Association of Business Schools).

Joining our award winning International Office, you will have global aspirations which provide superb opportunities to contribute to the development of the University’s international and partnerships strategies.

As a senior member of the international team you will take leadership in delivering the University’s vision for recruitment and development activities in East Asia. Working with colleagues across the University, you will play a major role in developing academic collaboration, building upon institutional relationships to support recruitment, research and partnership development.

In addition the post holder will take a major lead in delivering marketing, recruitment and social media activities that will support international student enrolments.

Key duties include:

  • Providing leadership, direction and oversight of international activities in East Asia
  • Line-management of colleagues based in UK and China
  • Monitoring performance to develop sound data driven strategies to support activities
  • Developing supportive working relationships to deliver the strategic aims for the region.
  • Supporting development of international student conversion activities to maximise recruitment.

The post holder will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a willingness to travel overseas for several weeks at a time. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with knowledge and experience of East Asia particularly China.

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

Download job description and person specification Ref 3376 [PDF 153.57KB]

How to apply

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