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Student Recruitment Engagement Officer (Part time, 29.6 hours per week, fixed term until 16 December 2022)

Marketing, Communications & Recruitment

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £24,871 to £27,116 per annum, pro rata
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Ends 16/12/2022
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 07 December 2021
Reference:  SG-614

Harper Adams University are seeking an experienced, highly motivated, enthusiastic recruitment officer to engage with prospective students and a range of internal and external networks. This will involve developing a range of activities and content to deliver initiatives to inform, inspire and advocate higher education and the University to support the university ambitions for growth and diversity, including widening participation. The role will have a particular focus on widening participation, with responsibility to deliver and report on activity to support the university in delivering against our Access and Participation Plan.

The Student Recruitment Engagement Officer is an integral role working as part of a team and autonomously to support and oversee the recruitment and conversion journey of prospective students. This will include representing the university through recruitment activity both on and off campus, such as open days/evenings, UCAS fairs, schools and colleges, shows and events and residentials through physical and virtual delivery. The role holder will be involved in all aspects of student recruitment and widening participation and will be responsible for delivering a number of initiatives and day-to-day activity at any one time.

The role holder will be a proactive self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills, a confident presenter with an organised approach, responsive and with the ability to problem solve. The role holder will also be responsible for evaluating activity to support reporting requirements, including competitor analysis and this will require use of a CRM system.

The role has a leading part to play in helping to achieve the ambitions of Harper Adams University, in terms of its profile, recruitment and widening participation. 

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Kim Chadwick via email at 

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.



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