Director of Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions
SOAS University of London
London - Competitive Salary

The Role

Celebrating more than 100 years of research and teaching excellence, SOAS University of London is a unique institution specialising in the study of Africa, Asia, and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. With our vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, we are particularly well-placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world.

Our programmes are taught by respected academics engaged in fieldwork and research which influences government policies and the lives of individuals across the globe. SOAS scholars engage with the pressing issues confronting humankind today: democracy, development, economy, finance, language, public and corporate policy, human rights, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change.

The Director will lead and develop SOAS’ strategy across the full range of Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions activity in support of the School’s Vision and Strategy. She/he will provide inspiring leadership on marketing the School’s offer, increasing the quantity, quality and diversity of the student body and the development of our brand positioning as a distinct leader in the international HE sector. The Director will build positive, effective working relationships across the School, and will be responsible for developing a ‘best in sector’ Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions function.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a globally renowned institution and shape its future.

The Candidate

SOAS are seeking a leader with substantial and proven experience of developing and delivering innovation and results across the full spectrum of activity for this remit. You will have an excellent understanding of the UK Higher Education sector, as well as knowledge of international markets and advancements in digital marketing. The Director of Marketing, Student Recruitment and Admissions will also have excellent staff leadership and people management skills, the capability to manage relationships at a senior level, and the ability to influence and persuade senior colleagues.

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:

Gin Bhandal

Principal Consultant / 0121 654 5932

Clare Bromley

Principal Researcher

/ 0121 654 5915

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th March 2020 at 12pm

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