Internal Retention Coordinator

Study Group
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£27,000 - £28,000 plus bonus
09 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Would you like the opportunity to work with students from all over the world? Do you have the ability to deal with key stakeholders across the UK? Are you someone that is target driven and enjoys a challenge? If you are all the above then this is an excellent opportunity to join a global organisation, in a brand new role within the business, meaning great potential, opportunity, excitement and more!

We are Study Group! A private equity global organisation that provides world class education programmes to International Students all over the world! We are an alluring business that offers ample opportunity and a collaborative approach across the network that creates a community that we are proud of. Most importantly, our students come first and we are lucky enough to engage with over 70,000 students each year!

So what is this role and where does it fit in?

Study Group has a number of different partnerships with University’s all across the UK. Working from our Sheffield Study Centre, the purpose of this role is to deliver advice and guidance to students in the Study Centre network who are not able to progress to their first choice university. Key to delivering this will be to work closely with colleagues at different centres, Admissions, Direct sales and Universities to secure offers for students. The post-holder will also liaise closely with a range of universities to gather intelligence on their admissions procedures. This is new role and therefore the preferred candidate needs to be comfortable working in an environment where processes are being developed and are happy to be a significant contributor to the building of a new service.

What are the role's responsibilities?

  • Assessing student needs, skills and achievements via individual face to face or remote interviews; review options and realistic planning for action (including advocacy where necessary)
  • Achieving progression targets.
  • Providing appropriate information, advice and guidance.
  • Understanding and being able to explain the complex visa requirements
  • Liaising with ISCs, Sales and Universities. re students deemed to be at risk of not progressing
  • Promoting and marketing services by organising events, drop-ins and any other relevant activity throughout the academic year as part of the group’s internal retention and ‘safety net’  strategy.
  • Providing training and guidance to staff as and when required  liaise with tutors and tutorial coordinators and Professional Services staff to ensure effective guidance is offered to all at risk students
  • Writing reports, action plans and reports
  • Using specialist computer applications
  • Producing and reviewing data

What type of candidate would suit this role?

Experience working in education is not essential for this role; however an understanding of the University application process would be beneficial! We are looking for someone that has:

  • Excellent customer service skills, confidence and excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to structure your work in order to support student progression, and generate new ideas which will improve performance.
  • Good time management with an ability to prioritise a heavy workload.
  • An ability to organise events, activities and projects.
  • Excellent IT and data management skills including: competency in Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word, and a willingness to learn and adopt new technologies
  • Ability to produce and analyse data for reporting, to aid decision making or to support a case for change.
  • Someone that can follow agreed policies and procedures, as well as have diligent record keeping.
  • A problem solving expert!

Interested to hear more?

If you would like investigate this role further then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with your CV. Someone will be in contact with you to confirm receipt of your application and your details will be added to a shortlist to be considered. If you are successful then we would invite you to a screening call which will then lead to a face to face interview.

Organisational Compliance:

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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