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International Recruitment Officer

Requisition ID:  22922

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  12-Sep-2022

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Salary: £27,131 to £28,762 with progression to £31,411 per annum


Closing Date: 11 October 2022


The Role


We are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our International Recruitment team as International Recruitment Officer, working in our key markets to develop and deliver the student recruitment strategy. You will support the development and delivery of the student recruitment strategy for UK international. You will manage different recruitment channels and contribute to the broader engagement and reputation building for Newcastle University. The role will include travel across the UK, and occasionally, you will be asked to travel outside UK and support the recruitment activities for the wider team when needed.


You will be a dynamic and result-oriented person who is interested in higher education and passionate about working in an international environment. You need to be a team player with excellent people skills and also with the drive to take initiative and influence others.


If you would like to discuss this vacancy, please contact Laura Mitford, Senior international Recruitment Manager (


Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of international recruitment, relations and partnership strategies for Newcastle University
  • With support from the International Office Management team, take responsibility for student recruitment, market development and relationship management in one or more key target regions for international student recruitment and engagement
  • Manage and plan for regional engagement for specified target regions covering:
  • International student recruitment and marketing
  • Partnerships and stakeholder relations
  • Developing profile and reputation
  • Represent Newcastle University on visits and events overseas and on campus in support of University objectives. The volume of travel may be extensive but will vary in accordance with strategic priorities
  • Manage and modify processes and systems for international student recruitment and international relationship and partnership development
  • Undertake market research, data analysis and reporting to provide high quality market intelligence in support of international objectives
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with international institutions, agents and other strategic international partners, with the aim of achieving strategic objectives
  • Develop effective working relationships with staff in academic and professional service units involved in international activities
  • To co-ordinate and participate in incoming and outgoing international visits in support of international activities
  • Any other duties as directed


The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to relate to and interact with, people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • An aptitude for information management and data analysis
  • Team player, able to initiate, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Initiative and the ability to prioritise, handle a complex workload and be self-reliant
  • Evidence of commercial competence
  • A high-level of organisation and administrative competence
  • Evidence of delivery in a customer-focused environment
  • Results orientated
  • Flexibility regarding working hours and a willingness to undertake international travel when required



  • Knowledge of international Higher Education
  • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English, particularly those relevant to international educational engagement


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Encourages and supports a free flow of communication and information across own area, and the wider University where appropriate
  • Demonstrates high energy and commitment to the delivery of excellent services
  • Maintains flexibility in work; plans to allow for changing circumstances
  • Works collaboratively in a team; respects the expertise and contribution of others
  • Is results orientated and takes responsibility for achieving own targets
  • Creative approach to problem solving



  • Educated to a Level 4 award/HNC or equivalent or an appropriate combination of relevant qualifications and demonstrable transferrable experience


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 22922