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Student Recruitment Officer - Regional (Ref:612)

Salary range: 
£29,762 – £32,411 per annum

Full time, permanent

The Directorate of Marketing, Communications and International is excited to be recruiting two permanent Student Recruitment Officers. The Student Recruitment Officer (Regional) is an essential post in the University’s ambitions to grow both undergraduate and postgraduate student numbers at the Ipswich campus.

About the role

Two posts available, to cover specific regions of the UK and will therefore be predominantly based from home. Applicants will be required to live in either one of these county groups and travel to the others listed in that group as part of normal day-to-day activity. Travel expenses/mileage will be paid.

  1. Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, South Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire
  2. Kent, Sussex, Surrey

These posts will be expected to visit the University approximately every two months for meetings, training and to support on-campus recruitment events.

You will be responsible for account managing a group of schools and colleges and delivering presentations and workshops in schools and colleges normally within a 2-hour radius of your home base. You will organise academic engagement and on-campus recruitment events (e.g. taster days and subject conferences). You will also support the work to increase national recruitment, by attending large Higher Education fairs that take place across England and Wales.

The travel commitment at busy periods of the year will require you to be in schools and colleges on most days of a week.

About you

You should be passionate about Higher Education and keen to support the University in our aim to have a community of 10,000 students on the Ipswich campus by 2030. To be successful, you should be:

  • a confident and engaging presenter to groups of up to 150 Year 12 students;
  • able to communicate with young people in the delivery of workshops;
  • have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • interested in understanding more about the sector and able to communicate information in an age-appropriate way;

Due to the nature of the role, you should be flexible and willing to work unsociable hours and weekend work.

If you feel that you could make a positive contribution within this new opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. Please refer to the full job description for further details on the job details and requirement or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rosanna Douglas-Head, UK Student Recruitment Manager, on

Closing date: Monday 11 April, 17:00

Interview date: Tuesday 18 April (online interview)

Second interview: Wednesday 26 April (on Ipswich Campus)

How to apply:

  1. Read our Job Application Guidance page
  2. Fill in the Job Application Form and provide a CV and a covering letter
  3. Complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Return documents by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading

If you a have a disability and need to use a different method to apply for the role then please contact our recruitment team so we can make the adjustments to the process for you.

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.

We are a value driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.