Deputy Head of Admissions

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 18 - £ 22 / Hourly
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Higher Education
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-092021-209949

Deputy Head of Admissions working for a university based in Eltham.


Contract type: 3 - 5 month temporary.


Hours: Full time.


Hourly rate: £18 - £22 per hour dependent on experience.


Location: Based in Eltham / Greenwich but hybrid working is available with the ability to work from home 2-3 days per week.


ASAP start.



Adecco are currently recruiting for a Deputy Head of Admissions to work for a university based in Eltham.



The post holder will balance ownership of admissions work streams with the additional responsibilities of deputising for the Head of Recruitment and Admissions.



Leading on the processing of applications across all applicant groups and the development of admissions IT systems, the primary focus of the post is to ensure a positive high-quality applicant journey within service level agreements, and in accordance with internal and external policies and guidance.



Working closely with colleagues across the university, the Deputy Head of Admissions will liaise with academic departments and professional services staff, to ensure delivery of an excellent applicant experience and that internal stakeholder needs are met. The post holder will take full responsibility for the day-to-day workflow of the Admissions team in their workstream, ensuring resources are always utilised to their full capacity to achieve set targets.



Duties include:



  • Represent the Head of Recruitment and Admissions as and when necessary, both internally and externally.



  • Support the Head of Recruitment and Admissions in managing and co-ordinating the work of the Admissions team throughout the annual admissions cycle.

  • Take on senior projects and responsibilities as delegated by the Head of Admissions that may include but are not limited to;



  • Team management, structure, and budgeting.

  • Systems development and statistical insight.

  • Stakeholder management.

  • Team KPIs.

  • Associated admissions policies and protocols.

  • Improving conversion.

  • Improving service delivery.

  • Audit and compliance.



  • Lead the planning, prioritising and organisation of the admission team and admissions activities to ensure service level agreements are met for the processing of applications across all applicant groups and in accordance with internal and external policies and guidance (e.g. University's Admissions Policy or UCAS Terms of Service), ensuring resources are utilised to their full capacity at all times to achieve set targets.

  • Develop the team through ongoing coaching, 1-2-1s and annual appraisals, providing guidance and advice to others, development, and instruction of others, and identifying training and development needs.




Why work with Adecco:



  • 20 days annual leave 8 days bank holiday

  • Perks at work - discount vouchers and points to spend

  • Support program with 24/7 helpline

  • Eye care vouchers

  • Competitive pension scheme



If you are interested and would like to be considered for this position then click apply now!



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