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Head of Admissions

Academic Registry

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £44,706 to £51,799 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 July 2022
Interview Date:  Thursday 04 August 2022
Reference:  AS5016-22-233

Are you an effective leader, with a passion to inspire a team and design student admissions processes to consistently deliver a high level of service to both potential students and internal stakeholders?  If this sounds like you, and you are looking for a new challenge, then we would be delighted to hear from you. 

We are seeking a Head of Admissions to lead a large team responsible for all student admissions to our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes who is able to work effectively with colleagues (both academic and professional) across the university to achieve efficient and sustainable student recruitment.

Reporting to the Deputy Academic Registrar (Registry Services), your role within the Academic Registry will be to plan and deliver team activities over the medium term, with an appreciation of long-term issues relating to the admissions service.  This will require a commitment to innovation by ensuring the continuous review of processes and systems informed by the latest national developments and best practice. 

In order to be successful in your new post, you should have:

  • Applied detailed knowledge, understanding and expertise of UK HEI admissions and related recruitment and widening participation policies and processes.
  • Ability to provide operational leadership and management for the admissions team, setting appropriate operating KPIs to ensure excellent delivery standards and that all interview and offer targets are met.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise a wide range of work activities, problem solving and meeting conflicting work deadlines.
  • Substantial experience of staff and team management (including change management) and the ability to support and develop staff who are at different stages of their career.
  • Ability to interpret, apply and communicate information to stakeholders at a range of levels and work areas, demonstrating sensitivity, diplomacy and influencing skills when communicating complex or difficult information. 

This post is full time – 37 hours per week and a permanent contract. The post is based at our Moulsecoomb Campus but travel to other campuses will be required.

We welcome applications form candidates seeking to job share.

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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