Two New Posts:1. Head of Admissions and IELTS Exam Centre 2.Admissions Officer and Middle Eastern Marketing and Liason.

                      
HEAD OF
ADMISSIONS AND IELTS EXAM CENTRE
LSI
Portsmouth is a large, highly-regarded and high quality year-round EFL school and
the largest year-round language school in Portsmouth, offering a wide range of
courses to foreign students (18+), including Cambridge and IELTS exam courses,
Executive Training and University Pre-Sessional Courses.
We are
looking to recruit a full-time Head of Admissions, who will also jointly oversee
management of our IELTS test centre. Our mission is to be the best English
language school we can be and we believe in giving all our students and our
overseas and UK partners the best customer service possible – we are looking
for someone who will fit into our ethos and has the drive to help us improve
further.
Essential:
–      
High level
working knowledge of Tier4 and UKVI policies
–      
Excellent
administration and IT skills
–      
Knowledge of
EFL (or HE/FE) bookings and admissions practices
–      
Excellent
customer service, teamwork and interpersonal skills
–      
Line
management experience
–      
Cultural
awareness and sensitivity in dealing with international partners, ETOs,
Embassies (particularly from the Middle East) and students
The ideal
candidate will be:
–      
lively,
enthusiastic, hard-working, energetic, positive, sociable, open and
approachable to students
–      
caring and
sensitive to the welfare, needs and culture of a wide variety of multi-national
students and overseas partners
–      
well
organised and good at planning and time management
–      
a native or
near-native English speaker
They will
also ideally have:
–      
The ability to manage a
busy workload, prioritise work and meet tight deadlines
–       Strong problem-solving, written and oral communication skills
–      
Excellent attention to
detail
–      
A positive can-do attitude, ‘go the extra mile’ approach,
flexibility and calmness
–      
Willingness to take on a multi-functional role and grow within
the organisation
–      
Experience
of school inspections and policies required
–      
A university degree or equivalent
IELTS test
centre experience is useful, but full training will be given as this will be
co-managed.
An interest
in or experience of international EFL marketing would be a bonus.
A senior
salary will be offered and is dependent upon experience and qualifications
Applicants
should send a CV and covering email explaining why you are interested and suitable
for the role to the Principal, Andrew Edwards: [email protected] by 26th February 2016. Interviews will be held in the following
week(s) and the role will ideally commence as soon as possible thereafter.
ADMISSIONS OFFICER AND MIDDLE
EASTERN MARKETING AND LIAISON
LSI
Portsmouth is a large, highly-regarded and high quality year-round EFL school
and the largest year-round language school in Portsmouth, offering a wide range
of courses to foreign students (18+), including Cambridge and IELTS exam
courses, Executive Training and University Pre-Sessional Courses.
We are
recruiting a full-time Admissions Officer, who will also take care of marketing
and liaison with students, military and overseas partners and Middle Eastern Embassies.
Our mission is to be the best English language school we can be and we believe
in giving all our students and overseas and UK partners the best customer service
possible – we are seeking someone who will fit into our ethos.
ADMISSIONS – KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
MAY INCLUDE:
  • Processing, sending out and
    inputting bookings and issuing required documentation
·        
Summer accommodation
bookings in the University residence and University liaison
·        
Dealing with
enquiries swiftly and efficiently and trying to convert enquiries into bookings
  • Coordinating government
    sponsorship administration with students and aiding visa renewal
  • Bookings Administration: particular focus on UKBA, Tier
    4, issuance of CASs and SMS software work and PSE
    courses and dealing with the University and ICP/Navitas
  • Handling
    phone, email and walk-in enquiries with excellent customer service skills
  • Covering reception
    and for the Head of Admissions when necessary
MIDDLE EASTERN MARKETING AND LIAISON
– KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
·        
Marketing – Building
and developing key contacts, especially Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait
·        
May include
occasional marketing trips to the Middle East
·        
Liaison Manager for Omani Officers – taking care
of all aspects of Officer liaison, particularly student support
·        
Sensitive handling of inter-cultural and
interpersonal issues is paramount.
·        
Welcoming marketing representatives or partners
from the Middle Eastern markets and conducting school and city tours, lunch
welcome and other PR duties
·        
Helping find
accommodation for Middle Eastern students, including private landlords
·        
Welfare of
all Middle Eastern students
Essential:
–       Excellent administration and IT skills,
attention to detail and written and oral communciation
–       Excellent customer service,
teamwork and interpersonal skills
–       Cultural awareness and
sensitivity in dealing with international partners, ETOs, Embassies
(particularly from the Middle East) and students
The ideal
candidate will be:
–       lively, enthusiastic,
hard-working, energetic, positive, sociable, open and approachable to students
–       caring and sensitive to the
welfare, needs and culture of international students and partners
–       well organised and good at
planning, prioritisation and time management
–       a native or near-native English
speaker
–       positive
and have a can-do attitude, ‘go the extra mile’ approach, flexibility and
calmness
–       educated
to university degree or equivalent
An interest
in or experience of international EFL marketing would be a bonus, as would Tier
4 knowledge.
Salary
dependent upon experience and qualifications.
Applicants
should send a CV and covering email explaining why you are interested and
suitable for the role to the Principal, Andrew Edwards: [email protected] by Friday 26th February, 2016.
Interviews will be held the following week and the role will ideally commence as
soon as possible thereafter.