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Job Description

These new posts will support our regional manager, covering the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Pakistan. The new staff can be based in either the ME region (or Pakistan for the Pakistan role) depending on the location and right to work of the preferred candidate.

The ME Regional Office is part of a network of offices that cover China, Africa, SE Asia and the Indian Subcontinent Countries, and are part of the University of Essex Communications and External Relations Directorate (CER), which is responsible for:

  • Student recruitment and outreach

  • Philanthropy and Alumni Relations

  • Admissions

  • Marketing and Communications.

This primary focus of each position will be student recruitment. This will include working directly with prospective and current students as well as other key stakeholders including agents, schools, alumni and institutional partners. The post-holder(s) will also help develop and maintain new relationships within the education communities within the regions and support promotional campaigns and events.

The position will involve extensive travel (20 weeks per year), both domestic and international.

The post-holder(s) will report directly to the ME Regional Manager and work closely with staff in the UK, particularly those involved in the areas listed above. These are new positions which forms part of a wider expansion of our regional operations in India, China and MENA and as such, responsibilities and projects may change. 

Recruitment and conversion

  • Attending education events tradeshows, conferences and interview sessions

  • Supporting agents and other key channel partners. This will include providing information, training and a high level of customer service and key account management

  • Maintain contact with individual applicants to support conversion

  • Using internal and external data to monitor market and channel pipelines

  • Supporting the admissions process in the region

  • Identifying new recruitment opportunities and partnerships and reporting on these


  • Working with the Regional Managers and colleagues in the UK to help create integrated marketing and recruitment campaigns

  • Supporting digital marketing activity. This may include creating digital assets and content for social media and advertising campaigns and liaising directly with enquiries

  • Helping develop and organise University events in the region including inbound visits from academic staff and senior management

Stakeholder engagement

  • Working across external groups, the regional team and internal staff teams based in the UK to ensure our work with stakeholders is connected at all points

  • Supporting our Alumni Relations plan by engaging with alumni in the regions

  • Working with schools and institutional partners with whom the University works closely as well as helping identify potential new partners

  • Providing customer service to current and potential students and their families

Information and reporting

  • Contributing to market intelligence by providing information on market trends and competitive positioning in the regions

  • Recording information from recruitment events and campaigns and ensuring this complies with the necessary data-protection guidelines

  • Contributing to regional reports, budgets and marketing plans using a data-driven approach

The Recruitment and Development Officer (s) will work on a full-time basis and the post-holder will have to demonstrate initiative.

These duties are a guide to the type of work that the role holder will initially be required to undertake but may vary in detail depending on the successful candidate’s particular skills and experience.

As this is a new post, the duties and responsibilities will be subject to change over time (in consultation with the post holder).

They may also be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances and do not form part of the contract of employment.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
2 Posts
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
Apply Before:
Jun 10, 2018
Posting Date:
May 10, 2018
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The University of Essex

Education/Training · 2001-2500 employees - Islamabad

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