Senior Student Engagement and Recruitment Officer – Fixed Term – 12 Months

PR, Marketing - UK Jobs

Location: University House

Fixed Term – 12 months

Closing Date: Friday 10 June 2022

Interview Date: Friday 17 June 2022

Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to work, right in the heart of the UK’s second city. We have an exciting role positioned in our Student Recruitment team. We are looking for an ambitious individual to help tell Birmingham City University’s exciting story of transformation to a range of prospective student audiences and influencers. This role will suit someone with experience in student recruitment work, having excellent relationship management skills with internal and external stakeholders. 

You will work in a team set up to deliver a recruitment strategy that aims to build great relationships with schools and colleges, developing existing partnerships and forge new links across the region and beyond, and that feeds into the strategic objectives of the wider Marketing and Communications Department and University.  

Helping to develop and deliver a compelling programme of subject level engagement with recruitment audiences, you will also work with academics and key contacts to ensure talks and events are exciting, purposeful and innovative. 

We want talented and enthusiastic applicants with experience of recruitment and events, familiar with providing guidance to young people about higher education, and extremely comfortable with public speaking. You will be a big part of ensuring we deliver great events, on and off campus, such as Open Days, Applicant Taster Days and Explore Days, masterclasses and recruitment fairs across the country.

Key requirements of the role:

  • Honours Degree or equivalent 
  • Experience with delivering or supporting events management
  • Experience of internal and external relationship management skills
  • Experience of working with young people and/or in education related organisations 
  • Significant experience of public speaking
  • Experience of delivering formal presentations, workshops and seminars

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a leading seat of teaching and research excellence. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic community.

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability.

We’re investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Further details:

Please be aware that this position will require an Enhanced DBS disclosure, please contact HR on 0121 331 6693 for a confidential self-disclosure form should you wish to declare anything in advance.

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us:

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status

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