Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions


UHI is a unique and globally recognised tertiary institution providing innovative further and higher education for over 36,000 students across a campus which includes 70 teaching and learning centres. Delivered by 10 academic partners across the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire, UHI offers much more than a traditional university and its mission is to provide transformational impact on the people, communities, and economy of the region through a rich blend of academic programmes from access level to PhD studies.

The fundamental part of our mission is to drive cocreated education and research, enhanced by our unique landscape, heritage and cultures, ensuring that learning outcomes are second to none. We are also committed to affirming all of the languages, dialects and cultures throughout our regions, including Gaelic language and culture. Across the UHI operating area we have centres of excellence and world-class thinking that are pushing the boundaries of academic and applied knowledge where staff, students, industry and communities are collaborating to drive innovation

To lead our work, we are recruiting to the following role:

Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions

Salary: £Competitive

The Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions is an excellent opportunity to play a crucial and senior role within the university, supporting the delivery of our UHI 2030 Strategic Plan.  


Providing strategic leadership to the university’s recruitment and admissions activity for both home and overseas students and ensuring that the agreed targets for these activities are met or exceeded are some of the key areas that make up this exciting challenge that the successful candidate will be a ready, willing and able to meet.  With responsibility for higher education targets, the postholder will take, wherever possible, a tertiary approach to strategy and planning, reflecting the unique delivery model of UHI. 

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 9 June 2024.

For further information about this exceptional opportunity please visit:


Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions | Dixon Walter


Or contact Alan Walter at

07876 766 972

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