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Position: Director of Student Recruitment
Institution: University of Stirling
Location: Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duties: In line with our Strategic Plan’s ambitious growth targets for student numbers, the University has created the new post of Director of Student Recruitment. Reporting to the Director of Communications, Marketing and Recruitment (CMR), the post-holder will have a successful track record in student recruitment, with the expert knowledge and skills to lead a large team of specialist staff responsible for student recruitment in International, European and UK markets
Requirements: A first degree, ideally complemented by relevant higher qualifications, professional qualifications or continuing professional development. Successful and demonstrable track record in a management position within student recruitment in a comparable higher education environment. Demonstrable evidence of performance delivery against student recruitment targets. Proven interpersonal skills, including leadership, negotiation, influencing and relationship building. Strong understanding of the opportunities and challenges affecting UK Higher Education in terms of student recruitment and international partnership development. Proven ability to lead and motivate teams. A committed mentor, people developer and team builder with a confirmed capability to work effectively in a team-based organisation, collaborate cross-functionally and internationally, exercise influence at all levels and build alignment around a common vision. Proven ability to lead and manage change, engaging and motivating others to support innovation and development. Strong communication skills combined with a high degree of cultural sensitivity. Able to convey complex concepts and strategies, verbally and in writing. Excellent communication skills, strong personal presence, well developed presentational skills with an ability to negotiate successful outcomes. Confident working with data and excellent analytical skills. Understanding of the importance of service delivery and policy development, and willingness to work with colleagues across the University to maximise corporate performance in this area. Willingness to undertake significant independent travel for recruitment purposes. Willingness to positively participate in the wider activities of Communications, Marketing and Recruitment
Text: FAC01014 02-Dec-2018 Post Details The Faculty of Natural Sciences is seeking to appoint a Genetic Improvement Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer as part of an exciting new University of Stirling initiative to strengthen the Breeding and Genetics Improvement research group at the Institute of Aquaculture. The posts are in genomics and quantitative genetics and the emerging area of reverse genetics/gene editing and provide an exciting opportunity to move our genetics research to the cutting edge. The closing date is midnight on Sunday 2nd December 2018 The Post We are seeking applicants who have an excellent research record with the potential to be future research leaders. Candidates should therefore have research activity in modern quantitative genetics and the interaction between that and genomics. Experience of using tools such as Crispr/Cas to enable the application of reverse genetics, gene deletion and gene knockdown would be particularly attractive. The University The University of Stirling is a leading UK teaching and research-intensive university, created by Royal Charter in 1967. Since its foundation, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence in all that it does. In 2016, the University launched its current Strategic Plan (2016-2021), with targets to: be one of the top 25 universities in the UK; increase income by £50 million; enhance its research profile by 100 per cent; and ensure internationalisation is at the heart of everything it does. With three-quarters of its research ranked world-leading and internationally-excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014), the University’s groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research makes a difference to society and has a positive impact on communities worldwide. Stirling’s research is making a positive impact on people’s health, education and wellbeing, with key strengths across our research themes of: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well. The University collaborates with international governments and policymakers, businesses, industry, and charitable organisations, to tackle and provide solutions to some of the toughest global societal challenges. The essence of the University is its great people: its staff (1,500 ), students (14,000 ) and alumni (85,000 ) are helping to shape the world. In 2018, the University retained its five-star QS rating, awarded to world-class universities. With more than 120 nationalities represented on campus, Stirling is a truly global university of distinction and an employer of choice. Stirling’s leading researchers, scholars and global student population are attracted by the University’s unique learning environment, exceptional facilities, beautiful campus and student-centred approach, where ability, not background, is recognised and valued. Equality and diversity, and treating everyone with respect, are central to the University’s ethos and activities. Stirling promotes equality and celebrate diversity through a variety of initiatives. The University is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award - the national charter recognising best practice in advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The University is located in the city of Stirling; the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The 330-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle. It is undoubtedly one of the most attractive campuses in Europe; ranked 1st in Scotland and the UK, in the International Student Barometer 2016. About Us Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) The Institute of Aquaculture is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) which also encompasses the Divisions of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Computing Science and Mathematics and Psychology. The FNS is a distinctive academic arena where new fundamental understandings of the complex and challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours, technologies, biological, environmental and aquatic systems are created, explored and tested. Results of REF2014 confirmed that our research is world leading and internationally excellent. It is supported through UK Research Councils, European Union and a range of research charities. We work with businesses and public service organisations both at home and overseas to achieve direct and positive outcomes for society across a range of critical problems. The Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) The Institute of Aquaculture is the centre of excellence for aquaculture research in the UK. Its five research groups study Breeding & Genetic Improvement, Aquatic Animal Health, Nutrition, Welfare & Behaviour and Aquaculture Systems and so cover every aspect of the aquaculture world and address fundamental global food security questions. Research focuses on the global expansion of aquaculture and increasing the efficiency and sustainability and reducing the environmental footprint of an industry that is making a significant contribution to food security. We transfer our research knowledge through extensive links with industry and through our undergraduate and post-graduate training and many international research and training networks. This ensures that our research is applied by many different user groups, including those associated with fish breeding, hatcheries, production, feed manufacture, pharmaceutical and vaccine development, processing and retail as well as national and international regulatory agencies and NGOs. Our work is underpinned by major RCUK and Horizon 2020 awards. Other funding sources include The Scottish Government, SAIC, Innovate UK, industry and various international research councils and charities. Description of Duties Applicants are invited to apply for one of the two posts. These posts will complement the Breeding and Genetics Improvement research group and make a significant contribution to capacity building within both groups. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute high quality papers of 4* standard to our REF, to secure significant research income and to contribute towards our societal impact. They will also contribute to the teaching agenda. Essential Criteria Essential Criteria • A PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area. • An internationally outstanding academic record of research achievement in Aquaculture or a related area. • An appropriate portfolio of research outputs to submit to the forthcoming REF exercise. • An appropriate portfolio of research funding. • Successful PhD supervision. • An established record of successful teaching at UG and PG levels. • A self-reliance and ability to cope with pressure and conflicting demands. • A commitment to equality of opportunity for students and staff. • Excellent presentation, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. • Excellent organizational, interpersonal skills and presentation. • Willingness to develop learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Aquaculture. • Willingness to manage, supervise and support research students and assistants. • Well established research reputation and professional standing. Desirable Criteria Desirable Criteria • Evidence of planned future development of research output and research profile. • Evidence of writing 4* REF papers and the potential for a similar level of impact. • Evidence of successful resource management, e.g. record as a PI of significant grants. • Well established personal reputation and professional standing. Additional Information Further details of our research both in the Institute of Aquaculture and across the Faculty are available at: . In addition, more details on our taught programmes in IoA and across the Faculty are available at For further information and informal discussion, please contact Professor Simon MacKenzie ( The University offers great benefits such as generous annual leave and membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme with employer contributions of 18%. Additionally staff can benefit from a reduced membership rate at the University's excellent Sport Centre facilities and the option of childcare vouchers through a salary sacrifice scheme. A full list of FAQs can be found here, we recommend you read these before making your application. Please ensure that you check your email account junk folder as your email provider may flag emails sent to you as suspected spam. Terms and conditions of this post can be found at After the closing date, this job advert will no longer be available on the University of Stirling website therefore please keep a copy for your records.
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