Human Resources

Director of Admissions - QMUL25537

Department: Marketing & Communications
Salary: Competitive
Reference: QMUL25537
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 19-Jul-2021
Closing date: 20-Aug-2021

Job profile


Queen Mary University of London a leading, UK Russell Group University with over 28,000 students representing more than 160 nationalities. We are a values-led institution with a strong brand identity centred on inclusion. We are very proud to attract students from backgrounds typically under-represented at universities like ours and determined to provide them with the world-class education they deserve. We have five London campuses, and also a presence in China, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Malta, Paris and the US.

We believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we have fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it is simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Admissions sits within the Marketing and Communications Directorate, which is responsible for ensuring we recruit to target with appropriately qualified applicants across all our courses and offerings, and for raising the awareness and reputation of Queen Mary among its target audiences.

We are now seeking an exceptional individual to join us as Director of Admissions. You will provide strategic leadership on all aspects of student admissions across the University, managing teams in our UK and overseas campuses, and ensuring the applicants are front and centre of everything you do. You will be joining at a time when there is substantial change on the horizon for admissions, and during a period of ever-increasing applicant numbers. Your strong strategic leadership and ambition will enable us to positively respond to these challenges, embrace latest technologies to drive service improvements, and deliver an outstanding customer experience.

This is a pivotal role which will play a key part in delivering our ambitions to grow. We are therefore looking for candidates with significant senior level experience of working in the admissions field and championing admission policy. Additionally, you will have a track record of delivering complex, large-scale operations and projects and transforming services through the development of processes, systems, and resources. An inspirational leader of teams, you will bring strong people and persuasion skills allowing you to build excellent working relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Ambitious and forward thinking, you will be used to identifying and successfully capitalising on opportunities and technological advances in a rapidly changing sector.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please refer to the briefing pack under supporting documentation.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact our advising consultants: Reece D’Alanno on 07711 779 022 or Nataliya Starik-Bludova on 07717 003 792.




Closing date for applications is: 17:00 on Friday 20 August 2021

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