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University of Sunderland

Student Recruitment Assistant

Full Job Description

This role will focus on supporting the planning and carrying out the delivery of
student recruitment, retention and progression outreach activity with Post-16
schools and colleges across the North East England region. Home Student
Recruitment staff will also support the wider student recruitment team as and when
required and priorities may change with business needs.

The role holder will be expected to work closely with other role holders to create
complementary and joined up recruitment activity that maximises recruitment
opportunities across all areas.

The role holder will also work flexibly to provide cross service support to other areas
of the Home Recruitment Service and to support other priority areas as business
needs demand. This will include providing support in any of the current and new
project strands including work with our regional UK Partner institutions, our
progression schemes and our wider UK student recruitment offer. Therefore, a high
level of flexibility and independent working will be required.

Student Recruitment work will focus on supporting the planning and carrying out
the delivery of student recruitment, retention and progression outreach activity
across the NE region’s schools and colleges. It will also focus on supporting the
planning and delivery of the University’s Postgraduate recruitment strategy.

The role holder will be part of a team of Student Recruitment Assistants whose
focus will be on North East schools and colleges and regional PG Recruitment.
The role will be based within the University, within University of Sunderland HE
Gateways sited in UK partner colleges and at various schools and colleges
across the North East Region.

Key Responsibilities
and Accountabilities:

To work closely with the assigned Student Recruitment Officer and other team
members to provide support, advice and guidance to feeder schools and colleges
and other organisations across the region at a range of on and off campus and
digital events and other recruitment events.

To arrange and deliver bespoke subject-led activity to specifically targeted schools
and colleges in- line with the strategic recruitment plan, which are promoted to
local schools and colleges throughout the academic year. This will include the
planning and carrying out the delivery of a range of recruitment, retention and
progression activity in a variety of formats (face to face and online). to support and
deliver on the University’s Postgraduate recruitment strategy.

To proactively develop and maintain relationships within Post-16 schools and
colleges, arranging meetings, visits and follow up activities as appropriate in order
to support opportunities for a wide range of University recruitment activity.

To promote and represent the University at higher education fairs: UCAS and UK Uni
Search regional and national higher education fairs; local and regional school and
college higher education fairs; careers and business fairs and postgraduate fairs and
This will include travel both regionally and nationally as well as overnight stays.

To support in the delivery of

  • On campus recruitment events such as Individual Tours and Student


  • University of Sunderland’s annual Summer Schools, including preparation,

presenting timetabled sessions and supporting with residential stays.

  • Key recruitment events such as Open Days, Applicant Days, Interviews and

Clearing activity

To create new, interactive, and engaging workshops and presentations through
platforms such as VISME and PREZI video, that can be engineered to be used face
to face and online in order to support the planning, development and delivery of
targeted outreach activities both in person (on and off campus) and online.

To provide a range of administrative support to the recruitment team, relevant to the
role, including performing SITs interrogation and analysis, database entry and
analysis (HEAT), keeping accurate records of all outreach activities for reporting
purposes, management of allocated recruitment email inboxes and minute taking at
team and service meetings.

To work closely and collaboratively with other Home Recruitment and External
Relation teams as needed in order to meet university recruitment targets, such as
working with

  • The Marketing team to create and manage data and to act on in- coming

leads from campaigns.

  • The Applicant Experience team members to organise bespoke

events as requested by schools and colleges.

  • The Student Recruitment team to plan inbound visits and recruitment

outreach activity/events for partner colleges, schools and colleges.

  • The Digital Content team to support digital outreach within schools and

colleges and devise ways in which activities can be carried on virtually or

  • The Data and Evaluation team to support the creation and completion of

tracking and evaluation processes to evidence the impact of outreach
interventions on project strands.

To actively support the Student Recruitment Officers in meeting recruitment and
progression targets relating to Home Recruitment Service plan and KPIs

To provide support and guidance to Graduate Interns as required.

Undertake staff development and self-directed CPD as appropriate and work flexibly
to support student recruitment.

To actively promote and participate in a learning and improvement culture within the
Home Recruitment team, sharing skills and knowledge openly, identifying,
acknowledging and implementing best practice and using team feedback to improve

Any other tasks the UK Student Recruitment and Partnerships Manager
deems necessary.


  • A flexible approach to working will be required, including weekends and


  • This role will involve UK travel and overnight stays
  • This role requires the post holder to have a full clean driving license and
access to their own car for business purposes

  • This role requires enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

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