Country Manager (UK)

UK University

Transnational Education and Student Recruitment

  • Leading UK University
  • Senior leadership and management role
  • Job located in Beijing

About Our Client

Our Client is a UK university and a global leader in Transnational Education, with a long history of cooperation with Chinese university partners.

About the Role

The Country Manager will report to the Head of East Asia and be responsible for leading a team of 7-8 China based staff to support recruitment activity from Chinese partner universities.

As part of this role, the successful candidate will:

  • Lead and set recruitment targets and to develop and enact student progression activities, as well as recruitment plans, across all China partnerships.
  • Support the Head of Asia in monitoring the Chinese regulatory environment, and provide regular and concise reporting back to the university.
  • Lead the team in planning, developing and participating in agreed promotional activities and events at partner universities and institutions.
  • Maintain strong and effective links with faculties providing market intelligence and insights to key university stakeholders.
  • Oversee the China telesales team and manage the team’s engagement with students and parents through other channels such as Open Days and WeChat groups.

Key Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience or equivalent in a role related to education or international education, with an emphasis on student recruitment.
  • Knowledge about UK higher education and the UK as a destination for international students, as well as the admissions process from application to enrolment.
  • Strong team leadership, communication and time management skills.
  • Experience in cross cultural stakeholder management.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Work or study abroad experience in the United Kingdom is a plus.
  • Experience developing institution partnerships for a UK institution would be a plus.

The ideal candidate will be a senior manager with a balance of experience across institution partnerships and student recruitment.

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