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Student Recruitment Co-ordinator

Requisition ID:  834

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date:  04-Nov-2019

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.


Salary: £25,941 - £27,511, with potential progression to £33,797 Per Annum


Closing Date: 18 November 2019

The role


The Student Recruitment Team, part of Newcastle University’s Student Recruitment, Admissions and Progress are seeking a Student Recruitment Co-ordinator, available from mid-December/early January.


You will be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of a range of activities, services and marketing materials as part of the University’s Student Recruitment and Marketing Strategy and Access and Participation Plan to encourage the recruitment and conversion to the University of high quality undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will deliver outreach and recruitment activities in schools and colleges across the UK, as long as on campus, and will lead the planning and delivery of recruitment events and development of presentations and activities.


You should have a degree, or equivalent, and preferably an awareness of the issues affecting the progression of students from widening participation cohorts entering Higher Education.  You should also have experience of event planning, organisation, management and delivery for our target audiences together with an understanding of how to enthuse young people.

You should possess outstanding organisational, communication and presentation skills with exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to high quality delivery.


Interviews to be held the w/c 2nd December.  Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to:  Jack O’Toole, Student Recruitment Manager, 0191 208 8739 or email jack.o’


Key Accountabilities





  1. Under the guidance of the Student Recruitment Manager, lead the development and delivery of high quality events and activities for target schools and colleges. This will include:


  • Organisation and delivery of aspiration-raising projects and activities.
  • Development and delivery of high quality presentations and workshops in schools/colleges to a range of target audiences including potential applicants, parents/carers and school staff.
  • Lead staff training to ensure quality control and ongoing quality improvement, including contributing to the recruitment, selection, training and management of over 100 Student Ambassadors, mentors and students reps across the year to ensure successful delivery of the Student Recruitment teams objectives.
  • Contribution to the ongoing evaluation of these projects and activities, and the monitoring and tracking of individual students in order to evaluate the impact of events and gauge their appropriateness, effectiveness and impact for the target audience/s. Prepare relevant evaluation reports for managers about the activities undertaken to ensure continuous improvement of activity.
  • Contribution to ongoing work with target schools and colleges by carrying out visits throughout the UK to deliver activities, presentations and other appropriate outreach and awareness-raising sessions in schools/colleges. Assist the Student Recruitment Manager with school and college geographical targeting, identifying hotspots of target schools and co-ordinate visits to these areas.


  1. Lead a team to organise and deliver complex on and off campus events, including a targeted programme of school visits, residential events and summer schools to meet recruitment targets and objectives. Responsibilities will  include, but are not limited to, development and co-ordination of event programmes, liaison with and development of activity to a variety of different internal and external stakeholders; budget forecasting and monitoring, the recruitment, selection and training of students reps, ambassadors and interns; organisation of social activities at residential events; co-ordination and implementation of approproate procedures to ensure the health and safety of participating students and staff; and ensure robust evaluation is embedded, reviewed and acted upon to meet requirements set by the Office for Students.


  1. Develop and produce appropriate recruitment-related publicity / marketing information (print, web-based and new media) to raise the profile of the University and its activities among target audiences.


  1. Organise and deliver aspects of collaboratively run projects and events. This may include contributing to the development and delivery of conferences and events for target groups such as looked after young people,disabled students, parents and teachers.


  1. Support for University wide and national student recruitment activity. This may include leading on the organisation of student guides for the Autumn and Summer University Open Days (including the recruitment and training of student guides, allocation of roles and monitoring of student performance and attendance to ensure quality of delivery), the lead organisation of pre-application campus tours, and post-application accommodation tours.   


  1. Support the representation of the University at a range of Higher Education recruitment events throughout the UK including large undergraduate Higher Education conventions, smaller recruitment and careers events in individual schools and colleges, and other recruitment events as may be identified during the course of the year.  



The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • An awareness of the UCAS application system and recruitment and admission cycle for university student
  • An awareness of external factors and policy drivers affecting the HE Sector
  • Direct experience of the UK school and HE system
  • Experience of working with and enthusing young people about Higher Education
  • An awareness and understanding of the issues affecting the progression of students from widening participation cohorts entering Higher Education





Attributes and Behaviour


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to handle difficult and often sensitive situations
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent time-management and prioritisation skills with the ability to manage a complex workload
  • Flexibility and a positive approach to tasks, activities and situations
  • Excellent team working skills with the ability to initiate, develop and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail, excellent IT and proven financial management skills
  • Initiative and a creative approach to problem solving
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Receive Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)





  • Degree or equivalent











Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff 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.


Requisition ID: 834