Director of UK Admissions


  • Permanent
  • London
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Director of UK Admissions
Date posted:24th October 2023

Anderson Quigley is delighted to continue our campaign of leadership recruitment with GBS (a subsidiary of the parent company of GEDU Global Education), this time on the appointment of their Director of UK Admissions. Please note, this is a fully on-site role, to be based from London, Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds.

Who is GBS?

With over 20,000 students, GBS is a gateway to diverse, industry-focused education, delivered across nine vibrant UK campuses, across London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Leeds. They collaborate with leading higher education institutions, offering vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in finance, accounting, business, tourism, healthcare, and beyond. Their mission is to empower students for success in today’s competitive job market, featuring strong employer connections and personalised academic and career guidance. Driven by a vision to transform communities and provide educational opportunities, they champion inclusivity and strive to expand access to higher education for underrepresented groups.

Overview of the role:

The Director of UK Admissions, reporting to the Academic Registrar, will play a pivotal role in efficiently managing the UK Admissions process for all GBS programmes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. This includes leading and scaling the UK Admissions Team, overseeing home market applications, collaborating with the wider admissions team, and contributing to meeting recruitment targets over three yearly intakes. The role involves managing processes, maintaining service standards, and fostering stakeholder relationships, while also proactively addressing trends and legal aspects impacting admissions.

Essential Criteria:

Significant leadership experience of Admissions in a university, HE or HE within FE context is required. Familiarity with statutory bodies’ requirements, strong knowledge of HE admissions procedures, and the ability to maintain and implement efficient and clear record-keeping systems is also essential. Furthermore, candidates should exhibit a keen sense of commercialism, creativity, adaptability, and a methodical and ‘hands-on’ approach to leading a high performing admissions function. Proficiency in Zoho CRM, understanding of the UCAS cycle and UKVI Sponsoring System & Student Route regulations, and experience in policy writing are desirable, but not essential.

Next Steps:

We will be shortlisting on an ongoing basis till successful appointment. Please get in touch with Akhil Yerneni to receive further details and to discuss further.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about your application, please get in touch.