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Market Development Manager (Ref 052)

Salary range: 
£30,942 to £34,804

Full time, permanent

The Directorate of External Relations is looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to work with a range of data to support the University’s student recruitment and marketing activity.

The role holder will play a central role in supporting academic teams in the development of student recruitment activity, through the analysis of a range of data to understand market demand for their programmes and the recruitment and marketing activity required to support this. Interpretation of data and research (primary and secondary) will also be used to provide insight into portfolio development. The role holder will also analyse and present a range of internal and sector data to support the work of the External Relations Directorate, including the development of recruitment and marketing strategies, conversion activity for both enquirers and applicants, and the expansion of our international activity. The post is expected to undertake both desk-based and primary market research activity, and will have contact with external stakeholders in the development, implementation and monitoring of Progression Agreements and partnerships.

For informal enquiries, please contact Karen Hinton, Head of Student Recruitment and Market Development, on

Closing Date: Monday 2 November 2020

Interview Date: Wednesday 18 November and Monday 23 November 2020

Please specify your interview preference on your application

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 17:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

EITHER return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title in the email subject heading
OR by post to:

The Human Resource Team
University of Suffolk
Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay
Ipswich IP4 1QJ

After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

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