About the Job
Interview Dates: 1, 2 & 3 November 2021
Working in the University’s International Office, you will undertake decision making on International Student applications based on agreed entry criteria. You will maintain up-to-date knowledge of UKVI Student Visa compliance responsibilities, keep accurate records on applications and be a source of expertise on admissions matters. You will provide excellent customer service and concise, accurate information to applicants and staff.
The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills and an ability to follow a clear brief in application processing and document creation. A focus on accuracy and consistency is essential, as is the ability to plan and prioritise tasks. Working effectively under pressure and a willingness to learn new processes and procedures are also key attributes in this post. We are also looking for excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. An existing knowledge of university application systems and processes is desirable.
Marketing and International Relations (MIR) is responsible for the promotion of the University and its courses in order to recruit students from the UK and overseas. We use market research to develop creative strategies that explain how we can help our students achieve their goals.
MIR is responsible for external promotion; public relations; advertising and recruitment events in addition to internal communication for staff and current students. We act as trusted advisors across the institution on all matters relating to promotion and reputation.
The International Office is responsible for the recruitment and admission of international students to the University of Northampton. Our highly experienced and diverse team work across several continents ensuring we recruit high quality students to undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the University. We manage regional offices in several countries and work in response to national and international developments in the international student recruitment market.
This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.
The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.
Right to Work
All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.
We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.