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Associate Student Recruitment Director

Deadline for applications: N/A

Contract type: Full time, perm

Job overview

At Study Group, our innovative International Study Centre (ISC) programme offers unparalleled opportunities for international students around the world.

In this job you'll lead a team of Recruitment Managers and Associates, recruiting students from East Asia (EA) for our ISCs UK and Europe. You and your team will work across our relevant channels, build Partner Sales Team and Agent Customer knowledge for brands within portfolio and hold ownership for recruitment activities in line with partner or account plans.

You'll also play a leading role in building and maintaining relationships with the universities we work with, liaising with stakeholders up to a senior level.

PLEASE NOTE: This role can be based in the UK (Brighton) or Dubai.

Key responsibilities

  • New student enrolment (NSE) responsibility for Products across all relevant channels
  • Drive Centre/Product sales plan & execution
  • Creation & execution of Sales Action Plan with Universities and channel teams
  • Deliver product education and training across Partner Sales, Agent, Feeder and Digital network
  • Deliver efficient and effective agent group training and launches
  • Document FAQs and localise / cascade sales and marketing materials
  • Own assessment of product opportunities (go/no-go )
  • Work with marketing on pricing/competitor insights and product/centre scoping
  • Specify market specific product requirements (entry requirements) and escalate issues to Sales Directors to address
  • Coordinate university in-market visits and university-sought market insights
  • Work with in-market teams to identify needs and make available localised product materials
  • Represent centres/brand at exhibitions and recruitment events and ensure NSE budgets are met by centre/program.
  • Align with the Company mission, vision, values and strategy and ensure they are translated into action through performance goals, communication and feedback processes

Skills and attributes required

  • Tertiary educated, preferably from a university in the UK / EU
  • Experience of higher education student recruitment in a University or commercial environment
  • Fluency in English, and ideally a second language
  • CRM knowledge, preferably
  • Significant experience in product sales and marketing, ideally through an agency and direct distribution model
  • A commercially savvy product specialist with a successful track record in delivering results via leading a geographically remote team within a key account management
  • model and/or contact centre sales model
  • Experience in successfully executing conversion and sales strategies
  • Experience identifying a customer’s business drivers and influencing their buying behaviour in line with a customer value proposition
  • Knowledge and understanding of the international student marketplace and the challenges within this industry

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see our Candidate Privacy Policy.

How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.