Head of Admissons, EC3N 2ET

£35,000 to £37,000

Posted 1 month ago | ref: 242476

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Head of Admissions – Full Time, Permanent 

We are looking for a Head of Admissions to join our team in a higher education institution in the EC3 area. This exciting opportunity will be offered to an individual who is experienced in admissions and is looking for a brand new challenge.


Main duties

  • To provide operational leadership and management for the admissions team, to ensure excellent delivery standards and that all interview and offer targets are met.
  • To lead, plan and manage complex admissions processes and oversee decision-making on applications to the College, ensuring that admissions decisions taken are within agreed criteria and liaising with academic colleagues as appropriate.
  • To provide timely, accurate and accessible management information to senior managers and relevant committees on all matters related to admissions including, for example, trends and forecasting.
  • Providing information to applicants on all aspects of the admissions process, the suitability of their qualifications, programme details and eligibility of student finance and other financial aid.
  • Working closely with the marketing team to ensure that the recruitment targets are met and the agents are communicated with on a regular basis and are informed of any changes to the course catalogue.
  • Chairing Admissions team meetings on a regular basis to ensure the processes run smoothly
  • Reviewing applications on UCAS, providing references and sending to universities; maintaining Buzzword on UCAS
  • Ensure unconditional offers are issued by university partners and appear on the universities’ portals
  • Ensuring the students have accepted their offers and enrolled on the portals
  • Liaising with agents about applicant’s status and providing training to new agents
  • Liaising with the IT Services team in respect of on-boarding and off-boarding students
  • Liaising with Academic Admin team in respect of progressors from HND to top up programmes
  • Ensuring admissions data is maintained for HESA data returns
  • Responsible for grouping for timetable issuance, sending out timetables and induction schedules to new students
  • Ensuring admissions information is correct in promotional materials, e.g. website


Person Specification


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years’ experience working in the admissions function of a UK HE provider
  • Leadership skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Understanding of the UK education system and qualifications frameworks
  • Proficient MS Office user
  • Capable of learning new digital applications quickly (e.g. CRM and MIS)
  • Highly organised and able to work under pressure


  • Commercial acumen
  • Knowledge of the Student Loans eligibility and application process
  • Knowledge of UCAS processes from the institution perspective


What’s in it for you!:

  • Full time, permanent position
  • £35,000 to £37,000 per annum
  • Hybrid working

If you are interested and would like to know more, please call 0115 911 1115 or email your CV to ksharpe@protocol.co.uk.



About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.