Head of Student Recruitment Marketing

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Job Description

Do you care passionately about Higher Education marketing and want to lead a dynamic, creative team at a Russell Group University? Are you an innovative, enthusiastic, energetic, marketing leader looking for a new challenge? We need an outstanding marketing professional to lead our student recruitment marketing activity, to meet the current and future student recruitment challenges in Higher Education successfully.

We are looking for an experienced marketing leader with a track record of delivering successful campaigns to lead on our 2021, 2022 and 2023 cycles and bring marketing colleagues across the organisation together. You will need a sound understanding of the UGH UCAS cycle as well as experience of other levels of study. As Head of Student Recruitment Marketing you will work to aspirational targets and bring a creative and evidence-based approach to the team. You will be a collaborative marketer, comfortable with leading, advising and supporting colleagues across the University, initiating and leading cross-cutting project teams and commissioning outside expertise as needed. This role provides the opportunity to work across a range of channels and stakeholder groups, covering the whole marketing mix, from planning through to delivery and evaluation. You will need to be both collaborative and assertive, able to take calculated risks and make sound decisions quickly.

Educated to degree level or equivalent you will be an experienced marketing manager or leader comfortable with championing change and having the ability to work at pace. We will expect you to lead a high performing team, developing both yourself and individuals, as well as contributing to the overall Student Recruitment Marketing and Admissions leadership team. The department has stretching targets and is professionalising the recruitment effort across the whole organisation to achieve our vision to provide an outstanding prospective student experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional marketing professional to be part of this vision and make their mark at a World 100 University.

The Head of Student Recruitment Marketing role offers a rare opportunity to join The University of Sheffield at this level and is available for a fixed term, until July 2022, due to a secondment.
We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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