Head of College Student Recruitment


London College of Fashion
LCF - John Prince's St, London UK
Full time
College Office

28 October 2020 23:55

27 November 2020
£53,011 - £64,032 pa

In this key role as Head of College Student Recruitment at London College of Fashion, you will work with the college management team in the development and implementation of LCF’s recruitment strategies across International, EU and UK markets.

Overseeing the operational management and delivery of recruitment and conversion activity plans for the College, you will work in collaboration with UAL wide marketing and recruitment plans to create co-ordinated, data-led strategies that deliver successful recruitment for the College.

This leadership role will also require you to co-ordinate the recruitment work of the College academics, College Admissions Tutors, International Co-ordinators and team of academic recruitment coordinators whilst managing the recruitment, student engagement and conversion teams.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change. In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College’s history.

If you have any queries you may contact the LCF Staffing Team, email: vacancies@fashion.arts.ac.uk.

Educated to degree level with significant experience in student recruitment and marketing within an education context in home/EU/international markets, you will use your diverse skillset to ensure that the College’s student recruitment activities are applicant focused and provide an excellent applicant experience that is inclusive and meets the College’s widening participation ambitions.

Within your experience you will have created, implemented and evaluated online and offline marketing and communication campaigns and be adept with the creation, analysis and interpretation of data and markets to inform a data-led approach to recruitment strategies.

The role requires demonstrable experience of managing, motivating and leading a team and will demand exceptional communication skills.

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria;

Educated to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

Knowledge of higher education recruitment in home/EU/overseas context.

Knowledge of student recruitment in creative arts or fashion in HE would be desirable. 

Significant student recruitment and marketing experience within an education context for both H/EU and international markets.

Significant experience of marketing, recruitment and conversion campaigns, including publishing content across all media.

Experience in creating, implementing and evaluating online and offline marketing and communication campaigns.

Experience of working in a target driven environment and demonstrable experience of creation, analysis and interpretation of data and markets to produce reports relevant to audience.

Uses appropriate levels of IT skills to enable best use of available information and communications, as necessary for the post. These may include but are not limited to the following: MS Office, email, intranet, web/internet, electronic diary, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, social media, content management system (CMS), Google Analytics.

Communicates effectively orally, in writing and/or using visual media.

Demonstrable experience of managing a team.

Ability to motivate and lead a team effectively, setting clear objectives to manage performance.

Contributes to advancing professional practice in own area of specialism.

Plans, prioritises and organises work to achieve objectives on time.

Works collaboratively in a team and where appropriate across or with different professional groups.

Experience of customer service design, using effective professional practice to support excellent applicant experience.

Uses initiative or creativity to resolve problems.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.