The University of Southampton is an exceptional place whose people achieve remarkable things. We are a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong educational offering, renowned for our innovation and enterprise. Ranked 77th in the World in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, we are a founding member of both the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities and the Worldwide Universities Network.


In order to continue to grow our reputation globally, and develop our international activities, we’re looking to appoint a Deputy Director Global Recruitment and Admissions – International – to lead our International Office. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Global Top 100 University, help shape our international strategy, and deliver outstanding results across global engagement, international student recruitment, study abroad and exchange.


The Deputy Director will revitalise our work in the international space, having an eye for opportunities well-suited to Southampton and our ambitions, and a confident approach to working with high profile universities, organisations and individuals globally. This will include developing our approach to international activity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the University’s sustainability strategy. 


Candidates should be experienced in leading and managing multi-functional teams, as well as influencing colleagues and partners at all levels, and delivering change in a large and complex organisation. 


This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.


What we can offer you


We offer some fantastic benefits including 44 days leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays and University closure days), excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers. You will also have access to our sports complex, Hartley Library based on our Highfield Campus.


As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. 


We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.


How to apply


For more information and details of how to apply, please email TalentEdu southampton@talentedu.co.uk 0203 290 2907 or visit https://talentedu.com/UoS

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