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Director of Global Recruitment & Admissions

A founding member of the Russell Group, the University of Southampton is among the top 80 global universities and in the UK’s top 15. 

And it’s an exciting time to be joining us. Our University Strategy sets out a clear vision – that we inspire excellence to achieve the remarkable and build an inclusive world. We create and share new knowledge to find answers to the greatest challenges facing humanity. Our people inspire and empower one another to apply their knowledge to transform lives.

It’s in this context that we are seeking a talented and experienced Director of Global Recruitment & Admissions. This is a strategic post responsible for the leadership, development, resourcing and management of admissions; UK student recruitment, marketing and events; and our international office. The role is responsible for the development and leadership of the provision of all recruitment, admissions and international activity, driven by our strategic objectives of recruiting and admitting the right number of well-qualified students from across the world to our diverse portfolio of programmes.

The role is responsible for leading a team of circa 150 staff in collaboration with colleagues across our faculties and schools – to recruit students, contribute towards our global reputation, forge strong and mutually beneficial international partnerships, and deliver an excellent enquirer to enrolment experience.

The successful candidate will share our values. (Our values | University Strategy | University of Southampton) They are integral to our purpose of building an inclusive community that makes positive change. We are ambitious; personally, and institutionally, which requires us to be collaborative and collegial.


Interviews will take place mid July (date TBC) via MS Teams. Final stage interviews will take place in-person on Thursday 10th August. 

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