Director of Marketing, Recruitment and International

Swansea University is a research-led institution that thrives on exploration and discovery. We offer a compelling balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life on our two beachfront campuses. Having celebrated our centenary year in 2020, we are extremely proud of how our University has contributed to the transformation of Swansea as a city of distinction, since 1920. With more than 20,000 students, we have enjoyed a period of tremendous growth, which has been matched by the highest standards of student experience.

A strong University brand, both internationally and at home, is crucial to our continuing success. The Director of Marketing, Recruitment and International (MRI) will lead Swansea University to increase student recruitment at home and abroad, whilst growing our reputation as a world-leading University.

An influential member of the University’s Professional Services Management Team, the Director of MRI will provide leadership, expert advice and guidance on all marketing and student recruitment matters across the University. They will also have significant input into strategic decisions regarding business development and income diversification.  The Director of MRI will work to the Registrar & Chief Operating Officer, and closely with the Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), other members of the Senior Management Team and key external stakeholders to continually enhance the University brand in support of the University’s strategic ambitions.

This is an exciting time to join Swansea University as we are embarking on to the next stage in our journey and we are seeking an exceptional and inspiring leader. You will be a qualified marketing professional with proven strategic track record, experience of increasing student recruitment in the UK and overseas and establishing and growing an international brand. An inspiring leader, your will have proven experience of motivating and developing large teams, managing large budgets, and delivering marketing campaigns that demonstrate return on investment. You will have a strong commercial acumen, excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrable ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences and influence a wide range of stakeholders.

Swansea University has an underrepresentation of colleagues from BAME backgrounds in senior leadership positions. We encourage and welcome applications from candidates with BAME backgrounds.

Closing date for applications is: 17:00 on Friday 17 February 2023