Croeso and thank you for your interest in our University. As a relatively recent arrival myself to this wonderful institution, I am aware how exciting embarking on a job application can be.
Bangor is a unique institution, the most Welsh in language and attitude, but also the most international in outlook and ambition. Despite current challenges, the University’s leadership is focused on building our research and teaching strengths to create a strong, confident Civic University which not only serves Bangor and our region, but is also genuinely transformational for Wales and the world.
I joined the University in 2020 and following a strategic review of our marketing, recruitment and communications activity we are now seeking to appoint to the new role of Director of UK Recruitment and Admissions. This new role, which can be based either in Bangor or Wrexham, will lead a major review of the central student recruitment operation ensuring that future plans are data led, target focussed and sector leading.
The post holder will bring significant experience of UK student recruitment, with evidence of successfully meeting or exceeding recruitment targets. The role will have a high profile and you will need to proactively and constructively challenge conventional thinking enabling the University to achieve its ambition of increasing UK student recruitment at all levels.
Bangor University has fantastic academic and teaching credentials and we have seen a significant increase in applications numbers this year, this crucial post will play a critical part in leading a new strategic drive to further increase our student intake. I am delighted to have joined this wonderful institution and I do hope you share our aspirations and are excited by the prospect of joining us.
Our History and Today
The University was founded as a direct result of a campaign in the late nineteenth century for higher education provision in Wales. Funds were raised by public subscription to establish a college of university rank in Bangor. An important feature of its foundation was the voluntary contributions made by local people, including amongst others, many farmers and quarrymen who could ill afford to donate money, but did so despite the difficulties in order to benefit future generations.
The University was founded as the University College of North Wales. It opened its doors on 18 October 1884 in an old coaching inn with 58 students and 10 members of staff. The students received degrees from the University of London until 1893 when the University of Wales, Bangor became one of the three original constituent colleges of the University of Wales.
Bangor has had a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Today around 11,000 students study at the University, and it has approximately 2000 staff, based in fourteen Academic Schools within three Colleges, and supported by a number of Professional Services. In addition, we have 600 students studying at Bangor College China and around 2400 students studying validated programmes in the UK and overseas. We have more than 150 Students’ Union Clubs and Societies which were named best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2018.
The University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.
The most recent National Student Survey results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 mainstream universities for student satisfaction and we are particularly proud of our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold which highlights our staff’s work in providing outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. Sustainability is central to all our activities and we are ranked 8th in the world in the UI Green metric
More recently, the University, alongside many others, is facing challenges. Recruitment has been below target in recent years which has led to associated financial challenges, and we are exploring ways of increasing and diversifying our income streams. Good progress has already been made in addressing these challenges (numbers are improving, particularly in postgraduate) and this provides an opportunity for these two new positions to have a key role in taking the University into the next phase of its development.
Teaching and Learning
The University prides itself on the quality of teaching offered. This was supported in a recent review by the UK Quality Assurance Agency, which resulted in the highest possible endorsement of the University’s academic standards.
Students are enrolled on 324 undergraduate programmes and 125 postgraduate taught programmes. Undergraduate students are registered to 1883 modules. There are 340 undergraduate modules offered through the medium of Welsh, and Bangor is recognised as the leading provider of Welsh medium education in Wales.
Research is central to Bangor University; it is an integral part of our teaching and a passion of our academic staff. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for all UK universities.
Research in Sports Science; Modern Languages; Welsh; Education; Linguistics; Ocean Sciences; Biological Sciences; Environment, Natural Resources and Geography; Psychology; Healthcare Sciences; and Medical Sciences have all been ranked in the top 20 in the UK.
Research and teaching are closely inter-linked: almost all research academics teach, ensuring that our students benefit from the knowledge created by our research.
The University’s Arts and Innovation Centre, Pontio (meaning ‘to bridge’ in Welsh), provides a wide variety of high quality activities and entertainment for both the University and the local community, championing Welsh language and culture. The University has a dedicated Widening Access Centre that provides a vital link between the University and its surrounding community. We are also committed to the principles of sustainable development and global citizenship and to ensuring that all our functions reflect this.
A strong, confident institution recognised regionally, nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for its varied portfolio of teaching and research, and for the unique, multicultural, inclusive experience it provides for its staff and students.
Click here for the recent annual review and accounts.
Since its inception in 1884, the University has a tradition of integral links with its local community. Our identity is inextricably associated with our location and we play a leading role in the Welsh culture and economy and in fostering the Welsh language. We are the leading provider of higher education through the medium of Welsh, in terms of volume, breadth of courses and expertise, and we are the sector’s standard-bearer for Welsh Language services and support.
The University actively supports staff to learn Welsh and in using it at all levels of University work. This support will be made available to the successful candidate, if required.
The academic activities of the University are grouped into three Colleges.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Business comprises the following schools and academic centres:
The College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering comprises the following schools and academic centres:
The College of Human Sciences comprises the following schools and academic centres:
Role title: Director of UK Recruitment and Admissions
Job reference: AQ1201
The new role of Director of UK Recruitment and Admissions will have senior leadership responsibility for all aspects of UK student recruitment. This will include the entire lifecycle from enquiry generation through to enrolment. Reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice-President International (CMO), the post holder will directly input to and influence the development of a University wide, fully integrated, marketing, communications and recruitment strategic plan.
This is a complex role of high strategic importance, having a direct and significant impact on the University’s core source of funding.
The University has ambitious plans for UK student recruitment, this post holder will be expected to develop and deliver recruitment activity which is data led, target focused and highly creative. They will be required to build high performing teams who deliver sector leading recruitment activity that get Bangor University noticed.
By proactively and constructively challenging conventional thinking, the post holder will enable the University to achieve its ambition to increase UK student recruitment at all levels and to increase market share.
The ultimate aim of this post is to significantly increase the number of UK applications to Bangor University and ensure that conversion of these applications is maximised.
This post can be based at our Bangor or Wrexham campus, the postholder can decide, however travel to the other campus will be required.
Main duties and responsibilities
UK Student Recruitment
UK Recruitment Marketing
Other duties and responsibilities
A significant amount of the student recruitment activity has to be made available in both Welsh and English and therefore capacity for communication in Welsh is essential within the wider team as a whole. Even if the postholder does not speak Welsh they will be expected to ensure that sufficient capacity is always maintained within the teams for which they are responsible.
The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We strive to develop a workforce from all sections of the community regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. We promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language through our progressive Welsh Language Policy. We comply with the Welsh Language Standards and are committed to equality of opportunity. You are welcome to apply for any job in English or Welsh and all applications submitted will be treated equally.
We are a member of Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and hold a Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University’s policies, practices, and culture. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.
All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references.
All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements *** If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job, please note that following the introduction by the Government of immigration limits on skilled workers we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/
Please note that, in the event of applications being received from candidates on the University’s Redeployment Register with a reasonable skills match to the post specification, these applicants will be given prior consideration.
Teitl y rôl: Cyfarwyddwr Recriwtio a Derbyn y DU
Cyfeirnod swydd: AQ1201
Diben y swydd
Bydd swydd newydd Cyfarwyddwr Recriwtio a Derbyniadau yn y Deyrnas Unedig yn gyfrifol ar lefel uwch arweinydd am bob agwedd ar recriwtio myfyrwyr yn y Deyrnas Unedig. Bydd hyn yn cynnwys y broses gyfan, o gynhyrchu ymholiadau hyd nes bod myfyrwyr yn ymrestru. Bydd deiliad y swydd yn adrodd yn uniongyrchol i’r Prif Swyddog Marchnata ac Is-lywydd Rhyngwladol, ac yn dylanwadu ac yn cyfrannu’n uniongyrchol at ddatblygu cynllun strategol integredig ar gyfer marchnata, cyfathrebu a recriwtio ledled y Brifysgol.
Mae hon yn swydd gymhleth o bwysigrwydd strategol uchel, a fydd yn cael effaith uniongyrchol a sylweddol ar brif ffynhonnell gyllid y Brifysgol.
Mae gan y Brifysgol gynlluniau uchelgeisiol o ran recriwtio myfyrwyr yn y Deyrnas Unedig a bydd disgwyl i ddeiliad y swydd ddatblygu a chyflawni gweithgarwch recriwtio sy’n cael ei arwain gan ddata, sy’n canolbwyntio ar dargedau, ac sy’n hynod greadigol. Bydd yn ofynnol iddynt feithrin timau sy’n perfformio’n dda ac sy’n darparu gweithgarwch recriwtio sy’n arwain y sector ac yn denu sylw at Brifysgol Bangor.
Drwy herio syniadaeth gonfensiynol yn rhagweithiol ac mewn modd adeiladol, bydd deiliad y swydd yn galluogi’r Brifysgol i gyflawni ei huchelgais i gynyddu recriwtio myfyrwyr yn y Deyrnas Unedig ar bob lefel a chynyddu ei chyfran o’r farchnad.
Nod pennaf y swydd hon yw cynyddu’n sylweddol nifer y ceisiadau i Brifysgol Bangor gan ddarpar fyfyrwyr yn y Deyrnas Unedig a sicrhau y gwneir y defnydd gorau posibl o’r ceisiadau hynny.
Gall deiliad y swydd ddewis cael y swydd wedi ei lleoli ar ein campws ym Mangor neu yn Wrecsam, ond bydd angen teithio o’r naill gampws i’r llall.
Prif Ddyletswyddau a Chyfrifoldebau
Recriwtio Myfyrwyr yn y Deyrnas Unedig
Marchnata a Recriwtio yn y Deyrnas Unedig
Derbyniadau yn y Deyrnas Unedig
Dyletswyddau a Chyfrifoldebau Eraill
Rhaid darparu llawer iawn o weithgarwch recriwtio myfyrwyr yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg ac felly mae bod â’r gallu o fewn y tîm ehangach yn ei gyfanrwydd i gyfathrebu yn Gymraeg yn hanfodol. Hyd yn oed os nad yw deiliad y swydd yn siarad Cymraeg bydd disgwyl iddynt sicrhau bob amser bod digon o gapasiti yn cael ei gynnal o fewn y timau y maent yn gyfrifol amdanynt.
Mae’r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i gefnogi a hyrwyddo cydraddoldeb ac amrywiaeth ac i greu amgylchedd gwaith cynhwysol. Credwn y gellir cyflawni hyn trwy ddenu, datblygu a chadw amrywiaeth eang o staff o nifer o wahanol gefndiroedd. Rydym yn ymdrechu i ddatblygu gweithlu o bob rhan o’r gymuned beth bynnag fo eu rhyw, hunaniaeth rhyw, ethnigrwydd, anabledd, cyfeiriadedd rhywiol, hunaniaeth drawsryweddol, statws perthynas, crefydd neu gred, dyletswyddau gofalu, neu oedran. Rydym yn hyrwyddo ac yn hwyluso’r defnydd o’r Gymraeg trwy ein polisi iaith blaengar. Rydym yn cydymffurfio â Safonau’r Gymraeg ac yn ymrwymo i gyfle cyfartal. Mae croeso i chi wneud cais am unrhyw swydd yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg, a chaiff pob cais ei drin yn gyfartal.
Rydym yn aelod o siarter Cydraddoldeb Rhyw Athena SWAN Advance HE ac rydym wedi derbyn gwobr Efydd i gydnabod ein hymrwymiad i gydraddoldeb rhyw a’r cynnydd a wneir ym mholisïau, arferion a diwylliant y Brifysgol. Rydym yn falch o fod yn Gyflogwr Hyderus o ran Anabledd.
Mae’n ddyletswydd ar holl aelodau’r staff i sicrhau bod eu gweithredoedd yn cydymffurfio ag amcanion amgylcheddol cyffredinol y Brifysgol a’u bod yn lleihau eu heffaith ar yr amgylchedd.
Gwneir pob cynnig yn amodol ar weld tystiolaeth eich bod yn gymwys i weithio yn y Deyrnas Unedig ac ar dderbyn geirdaon boddhaol.
Rhaid i’r holl ymgeiswyr ateb gofynion y Deyrnas Unedig o ran ‘hawl i weithio’ *** Os oes arnoch angen caniatâd y Swyddfa Gartref i weithio yn y Deyrnas Unedig, neu fod angen newid statws eich fisa er mwyn cymryd y swydd hon cofiwch, ers i’r llywodraeth gyflwyno cyfyngiadau ar fewnfudo o ran niferoedd y gweithwyr medrus, ein bod yn argymell i chi ddefnyddio’r cyswllt canlynol i gael gwybodaeth am y llwybrau i gyflogaeth ac i wirio gofynion cymhwysedd: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/
Sylwer, os cawn geisiadau gan ymgeiswyr sydd ar gofrestr adleoli’r brifysgol sydd â sgiliau sy’n cyfateb yn weddol i ofynion y swydd, caiff yr ymgeiswyr hynny eu hystyried yn gyntaf.
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. It is a grade 10 position with a salary up to £75,000.
The post can be based at our Bangor or Wrexham campus, the postholder can decide, however travel to the other campus will be required.
All other terms and conditions will be in accordance with the standard terms and conditions of employment at the University for professional services staff.
Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to Bangor University. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.
Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Ed Pritchard on +44(0)7980 817 927.
The closing dates for applications is noon on Monday 2 August 2021.
Applications should consist of:
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the reference number AQ1201.
Bangor University is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our students, staff and our partners. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.
|Closing date:||noon on Monday 2 August|
|Shortlisting:||Tuesday 10 August|
|Final Panel Interviews:||Monday 23 August (pm)|