UHI is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 12 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Student Recruitment Officer (schools and colleges)

Salary range £32,875 to £34,874 per annum
Working hoursFull Time 35hrs
LocationInverness, other locations in the UHI partnership may be considered. Central belt Scotland, may also be considered due to the breadth of travel required with the role
Closing Date19 April 2024

Student recruitment and admissions

Student recruitment and admissions is one of three divisions which make up the portfolio of the vice-principal students, alongside learning and teaching and student support services. The portfolio is charged with ensuring that the student journey from enquiry to successful enrolment is smooth, enjoyable and of high quality.

The University is refocusing our strategies, activities and engagement with key audiences to support achievement of student recruitment targets. Engagement with schools and colleges is a critical function within the student recruitment team focusing on raising awareness and encouraging applications from these crucial audiences.

Student recruitment officer (schools and colleges)

The student recruitment officer (schools and colleges) has a key role in positioning UHI, our purpose and provision, with prospective students and their advisors and supporters in schools and colleges. Working with colleagues across the UHI partnership, you will support recruitment of school leavers within our region and beyond. You will also be tasked with supporting the development and implementation of activities to encourage and increase progression of students from Scottish and rUK schools and colleges to UHI.

You will co-ordinate and deliver a schedule of recruitment events and activities, working with UCAS, HE sector partnerships and individual schools and colleges and act as primary contact with relevant external organisations.

You will need to demonstrate strong organisational skills and the ability to develop good working relationships with a range of colleagues and stakeholders. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Applicants will be expected to evidence an interest in young people and the issues influencing post-school choices through previous work or volunteering experience.

A detailed job description and person specification for the post are attached.

Applicants with informal questions are encouraged to contact Jill McNicol by email to jill.mcnicol@uhi.ac.uk.

Pay and Benefits

This role is linked to grade six on the UHI payscale. The starting salary for this position will normally be in the range £32,875 to £34,874 per annum.

This is a permanent, full-time role, working 35 hours per week.

We anticipate that there will be a hybrid approach to the location for this role which will involve a combination of working from home and working in one of our offices in Inverness, other centrally situated locations within the UHI partnership may be considered.

The workplace pension scheme provided to workers at grade five and below is the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a qualifying pension scheme, which means it meets or exceeds the government’s standards.  Full information about the scheme can be found on the Highland Council’s Pension Fund website http://www.highlandpensionfund.org/

Full-time posts carry a total of 39 days leave per annum (pro rata for part-time posts). It is practice that, with the exception of a Christmas and New Year closure, leave may be taken at any time of year, subject to the requirements of the post and department and with the permission of your line manager

Recruitment Process

When completing the application form please ensure that you clearly evidence how you meet the selection criteria identified on the relevant person specification.

The deadline for submitting your application is 19 April 2024

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 22 April 2024

Interviews will be held in person or by videoconferencing week commencing 29 April 2024

If you have any queries regarding our recruitment and selection process, or if you would like to request any reasonable adjustments to either the recruitment process or the prospective job, please do make contact with the HR team as soon as possible by email to HR@uhi.ac.uk

Interviews will be held Interviews will be held in person or by videoconferencing week commencing 29 April 2024.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the HR Office at HR@uhi.ac.uk.