This newly created role of Recruitment and Conversion Manager for the Faculty of Health and Medicine (FHM) covers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate student recruitment. It is a fantastic opportunity to make a fundamental contribution to how the Faculty engages with prospective students at a time when the interest in and relevance of our programmes has never been higher.
The role’s main responsibility is to devise and implement creative and innovative operational plans for the recruitment of well-qualified UG and PG students wishing to study at Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine. Key undergraduate programmes include: Medicine and Surgery, Sports and Exercise Science, and a range of Bioscience programmes; key postgraduate programmes include Master’s in Clinical Research, Health Data Science, and Biomedicine, and Doctoral study across a range of Health-related disciplines.
You will be responsible for operational planning, management, delivery and reporting of FHM UG and PG recruitment, ensuring that the implementation of recruitment strategies result in successfully meeting recruitment targets. With the FHM senior team, you will have responsibility for designing and delivering the Faculty’s UG and PG recruitment strategy, and you will have overall responsibility for schools and colleges liaison activity where it is FHM-specific, ensuring a ‘one University’ approach is achieved in optimising recruitment from feeder schools and colleges.
You will work closely with the admissions directors and programme directors to maximise their recruitment activities, and you will work closely with the marketing manager to deliver and implement joined up recruitment and marketing plans.
We are looking for a dynamic and motivated recruitment manager who can demonstrate a successful track-record of delivering effective recruitment plans. Excellent communication skills are essential to the role, particularly when engaging senior academic colleagues and external stakeholders (undergraduate and postgraduate students, schools and colleges). The successful candidate will bring analytical rigour to the recruitment process. Knowledge of external networks related to student recruitment is desirable.
About the Faculty of Health and Medicine
Led by the Executive Dean – Distinguished Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone – the Faculty of Health and Medicine is one of four faculties within the University.
As a vibrant and multi-disciplinary faculty, it brings together academics in biomedical, medical, applied health and care, and social science to tackle key challenges of the 21st century within medicine, health and care. The faculty comprises three departments:
We offer a wide range of innovative and flexible undergraduate courses in medicine and in biomedical and life sciences, taught and research-based Masters programmes, opportunities for doctoral research, including professional doctorates, and options for continuing professional development.
We pride ourselves on the interdisciplinary research collaborations we foster and enjoy close relations with NHS and social care partners, health-related industries and the voluntary sector.
We work closely with colleagues in the NHS and other health agencies locally, nationally and internationally.
The Faculty’s 2019-23 priorities are to:
The Faculty has held an Athena Swan Silver award since 2014 and is committed to providing a culture that is inclusive and fair for all.
The Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.
We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and we are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity. As a truly global and inclusive university, Lancaster University is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus and over half of our staff come from outside of the UK. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity. Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for all students and staff.
We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us to understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none. It includes facilities for the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.
We will also encourage flexible and elements of remote working given the nature of the role, learning from our experience during the pandemic in ensuring the role holder is well supported in doing so.
This is a full-time position.