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Admissions Advisor - UK based

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Admissions Advisor – Oxford

Permanent, full-time

Oxford Summer Courses is seeking an organised and knowledgeable individual who is enthusiastic about recruiting international students onto our world class summer programmes.  If you are a people person, happy to work independently, and are results driven then we would love to hear from you.  

About us

Oxford Summer Courses was founded by a network of Oxford alumni, who are determined to share the magic of the university and the city with the wider world. Since 2010, we have expanded around the world, and are one of the fastest growing education companies in the UK and Europe.

Oxford Summer Courses seeks an outstanding professional with an eye for detail and passion for education to join our fast-growing company. You’ll maintain a pipeline of motivated students for our high-quality residential summer courses in Oxford, Cambridge, London and internationally in Singapore, India and the USA.

About the Role

You will work within the Admissions team, responsible for the successful recruitment and enrolment of all our students onto our courses in the UK and internationally.  

The main purpose of the role is to convert student enquiries into registered students by identifying their needs and matching our programmes to give a best-fit solution.

You will advise the prospective student fully on what is expected when studying at Oxford Summer Courses and ensure the student is fully prepared to succeed on their chosen programme.  Consistent communication with applicants in order to determine validity and timescale for action, enrolment timing and student-centric deadlines is integral to this role.

This is a diverse, busy and exciting role. You will benefit from the ongoing training and development and work within a stimulating team environment.

Main duties:

  • Engage with applicants that have scheduled meetings, and proactively call existing applicants, to meet student recruitment targets
  • Ensure that direct enquiries and applications are converted via focused follow up activity
  • Ability to establish and develop personable and valuable relationships with all key stakeholders for admissions including students, parents, career guidance counsellors, agencies and other schools
  • To process all applications in line with the enrolment strategy to ensure that the database is consistently kept within SLA
  • Respond to queries requesting such information from appropriate internal experts and amend / update system for future purposes as appropriate
  • Promote and attend Student Recruitment events to promote Oxford Summer Courses and its programmes, in order to increase enrolments.
  • Seek out opportunities for indirect sales through Alumni’s, school, in-country education fairs and key agencies networks
  • Provide excellent customer service demonstrating a high level of product knowledge
  • Record the details of all recruitment activity after each call in our CRM system (Salesforce), ensuring a high degree of accuracy and giving clear visibility of results and the current recruitment pipeline

Required experience:

  • Professional with 2+ years professional experience
  • Strong relationship builder and great negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and natural consultative sales skills
  • A keen interest and experience in the education sector
  • Highly organised, thorough and with great attention to detail – a pragmatic and can-do attitude will be vital, plus cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Enthusiastic and energetic, fast learner, with a track record of high achievement and a supportive team player
  • Educated to degree level
  • Strong IT competencies (MS Office suite)
  • A proactive problem solver and decision maker who is happy to work independently 

Desired experience:

  • CRM experience (Salesforce)
  • Familiarity with central Oxford, Cambridge, London and Oxford Summer Courses products
  • Experience working in education 

Practical Details:

  • Salary: £21,000-£23,000 +10% Company Bonus for hitting targets
  • Based in Oxford with regular visits to the course locations
  • We have flexible working arrangement however this is a full time position 
  • Immediate Start
  • A range of Company Benefits


Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted and that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job. Oxford Summer Courses is committed to safeguarding and protecting children. We check references and undertake enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to ensure all our staff are suitable to work with children.

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