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Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions

University of Edinburgh

Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions

Competitive salary and reward package


The University is seeking to recruit a Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions.  This senior role will provide strategic direction for student recruitment and admissions across the University and successful delivery of the Strategic Recruitment and Enrolment plan. Responsibility will also include leading and directing the Student Recruitment and Admissions service to meet the strategic goals of the University with regard to admissions, domestic and international student recruitment and widening participation.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of student recruitment and admissions gained in a senior role within Higher Education. You will have experience of delivering successful student recruitment and admissions strategies as well as experience of leading service improvements and enhancements.  Experience of change management and successful leadership of cross-institutional projects and groups would be desirable.  You will be a highly collegiate and inspiring leader with a commitment to innovation and improvement, excellent communication skills and the ability to influence with impact through effective partnerships.

The University of Edinburgh is a global university, rooted in Scotland. We are globally recognised for our research, development and innovation and we have provided world-class teaching to our students for more than 430 years. The University’s academic structure is based around three Colleges containing twenty-one schools.

We have over 45,000 students and over 16,000 staff. We are a founding member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading research universities and a member of the League of European Research Universities. We receive over 160,000 undergraduate and postgraduate applications each year and student recruitment and admissions is of strategic importance to the University in delivering sustainable and diverse student communities and excellent student experience.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact Donogh O’Brien, Lauren Crichton or Katharine Price at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd December 2022