Academic Relationship Manager (2 posts) – UCFB Wembley

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A market leader and World First as the global go-to institution for Football and Sports Business Education, UCFB is dedicated to the delivery of undergraduate/postgraduate degrees and executive education in the operational and business facets of the football and sports industries.

UCFB is currently located in two state-of-the-art iconic and inspiring locations. UCFB Wembley is located within Wembley Stadium, spiritual home of English football and sports. Our second campus is at the world-class facilities of the Etihad Campus in Manchester. This combined heritage provides UCFB students with a unique student experience to live, learn and work within the football and sports industry during their studies.

Due to our continued growth and success, UCFB are looking to appoint additional staff to join our team.

The Role

The successful candidates will develop relationships with key contacts in colleges, schools and academies with the aim of educating and engaging students both on and off campus and increasing the number of ‘feeder institutions’ to UCFB

Key Tasks:

Activities will include:

  • Manage and deliver student focussed engagement and recruitment activities
  • Develop strong and productive relationships with key contacts in all sixth forms and FE colleges in the designated area
  • Increase the number of ‘feeder institutions’ to UCFB through pro-active networking in schools and colleges
  • Deliver presentations to a wide range of audiences on the benefits of UCFB
  • Assist with the organisation and delivery of a variety of academic and student open events including education forums and conferences
  • Pro-actively work with academic staff to provide a range of recruitment activities for partner schools and colleges
  • Produce statistical reports and competitor analysis
  • Assist with the preparation and production of an annual calendar of events, student recruitment reports and statistics
  • Attend undergraduate Higher Education and Careers conferences and other similar events across the UK where required
  • Assist with Clearing, Enrolment, Graduation and other high profile events across the institution

Working hours: Working hours normally 8.30 – 5pm but may involve additional and unsocial working hours depending on the nature of the event and travel between campuses.

What we’re looking for

  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience of managing relationships with schools and teachers
  • Proven track record of meeting targets and delivering results
  • An understanding and knowledge of B2C marketing and promotion
  • Strong presentational skills
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience of working within the Higher Education sector
  • Microsoft office competency
  • An understanding of Higher Education sector and the student recruitment cycle
  • A high attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple tight deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to build sound relationships with people of all levels of seniority
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others
  • A can-do attitude
  • A solid team ethic
  • Target oriented

To find out more about UCFB please visit our website

All applications should be made to [email protected] addressed to the HR Department with a full CV and covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum) setting out your suitability for the role and motivation for joining our pioneering institution.

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