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Regional Manager (South East Asia)

International Recruitment

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £36,024 to £44,263
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 17 July 2024
Reference:  013924-R

A great opportunity for an International Recruitment Regional Manager to join the University of Surrey’s Student Recruitment team, leading on Recruitment within South East Asia. 

You’ll play a vital role in leading key strategic initiatives, collaborating with internal teams and external partners, driving our Student Recruitment and Marketing strategies across South East Asia.

We value, empower and support every member of staff to get the best out of your unique talents, so you’ll be rewarded with a generous salary, 32 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays, pension contribution of 14.5%, and a unique and vibrant working environment.  

The role

This role will focus on recruiting high-quality overseas undergraduate and postgraduate students to the University. You will need to establish good relationships with relevant stakeholders such as agents, sponsors, and school counsellors and use a variety of recruitment methods to work with colleagues to effectively promote the University to potential students. 

You’ll be expected to:

  • Lead on the development and implementation of regional recruitment plans with minimal supervision, to deliver growth in line with the university’s student intake targets. 
  • Have some line management responsibility for the International Officer and Regional Representatives in your region.
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of student recruitment in South East Asia and strategically align recruitment plans with the overarching University strategy.
  • Deputise for the Director of International Student Recruitment at senior internal meetings and committees and in meetings with external stakeholders.
  • Provide high-performance leadership, management, advice, and guidance to maximize the effectiveness of the International Student Recruitment and Marketing Team in South East Asia.

We’re looking for someone with experience working in higher education in an international recruitment role. You’ll have experience of dealing with overseas recruitment, and possess a broad awareness of the international recruitment sector, both commercially and culturally. 

You’ll be confident in delivering presentations, complex projects and running events and will be able to demonstrate good IT skills.

International travel will be expected in this post, so we require all applicants to hold a valid passport and be willing to travel.

What’s in it for you? 

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive.  

Our campus is a beautiful, leafy environment with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields, and a picturesque lake. With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, the University is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment. 

Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer: 

  • Competitive Salary 
  • 14.5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • 25 Days annual leave + 7 University Days + Bank Holidays 
  • Travel & Family benefits including subsidised rail fare, cycle to work scheme and on-site childcare 
  • Student discount eligibility  
  • Access to on site world-class leisure facilities at discounted rates 


For more information or to be considered for the role, please apply via the University of Surrey Website.  

The University is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. 



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