Director of Student Recruitment and External Relations

Who we are:

Bradford College is a dynamic College in the heart of West Yorkshire, offering further education and higher education to its diverse learners. The College has a strong commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience through a broad and inspiring curriculum. We are entrepreneurial, well-resourced, decisive, and committed to building the Bradford College Brand through a period of cultural change resulting in meeting our strategic objective of becoming an ‘employer of choice’.

About the role:

Are you looking for your next challenge? Bradford College is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious Director of Student Recruitment and External Relations. We expect you to be committed to achieving exceptionally high standards whilst delivering an extensive range of marketing and educational services for students and professionals within schools, universities, local and regional partnerships and a broad range of stakeholders.

You will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment providing continuous opportunities to demonstrate your ability to deliver results that make a difference for our students. You will be responsible for all aspects of the department so you must be able to demonstrate the skills to deliver this.  This role will be a challenge; but one that will allow you to demonstrate your versatility, flexibility and resilience.

As part of the Senior Leadership Team we will be looking for you to lead and develop the colleges marketing, recruitment & admissions strategy. You will create and lead the next phase of growth to help stabilise the college’s position in the community and amongst our stakeholders; showing a particular and immediate focus on your ability to generate business, identify new recruitment markets and channels and development of new business whilst sustaining existing channels.

You will work in partnership with external industry experts to ensure we are leveraging the very best the sector can offer.  You will deliver leading edge approaches to marketing, communications, student recruitment and events, bringing about transformational campaigns and engaging communications that support the strategic growth of the college; whilst protecting its reputation.

Alongside delivering a first-class recruitment service you will demonstrate your ability to lead the strategic vision for the product, marketing and the brand portfolio of the college. You will lead on establishing an integrated and digitally focussed approach to the development of the college’s brands; both internally and externally, supporting the development of a strong internal staff and student community through engaging and inclusive communications.

The role provides an opportunity to play a major part in ensuring that the College leads the way in transforming lives and the futures of our students and our staff.  This role is key to supporting local and regional workforce development plans in what has been a challenging year and will need innovative and inspiring leadership to help our students fulfil their chosen destination.

The Rewards:

  • Highly competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Lucrative pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Industry Leading Training & Development opportunities
  • Money saving options with local organisations
  • Experience a dynamic company culture, challenging you to be your best
  • Opportunity to be an individual and use your initiative to try new methods

What Next?

Closing date 30th November 2020

Interviews will take place over 2 days on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December. 

A check with the disclosure and barring service will be undertaken for this post.

Bradford College is an equal opportunities employer welcoming application from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please apply via the link