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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Continuing education is currently one of the most exciting, prominent and fastest changing fields in global higher education.

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is a leader in continuing education and has ambitious plans to double the number of enrolments over the next four years.

Whether doctors learning about genomic medicine, mid-life adults seeking to change careers in emerging sectors such as coaching, creative writing or science communication, or retirees studying the history of art ICE provides world-class courses, drawing on the resources of one of the world’s best universities, for adults from all backgrounds. ICE currently enrols over 4,000 students on short courses and undergraduate and postgraduate award-bearing courses.

To support our growth plans we seek to appoint a proven business development professional as Director of Business Development and Student Recruitment who shares our commitment to supporting adults to learn at every stage of their life.

The successful candidate will lead a team of around 18 full-time equivalent employees and will work across the student life cycle, from engagement with prospective students and partners through admissions to alumni engagement. They will have lead responsibility for ensuring ICE meets its student enrolment targets, and will oversee the Institute’s fund raising and alumni strategy.

The Director will be a member of the Institute’s Senior Management Team and influence Institute-wide decision making, including the make-up of the Institute’s course portfolio. They will represent ICE across the collegiate University and externally across all marketing, business development and student recruitment related matters. In return, the Institute of Continuing Education will offer the successful candidate a significant opportunity to progress their business development career in this vital sector and as part of one of the world’s best universities.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Director of Continuing Education, Dr James Gazzard ( Questions about the application process may be directed to:

To apply for this vacancy online please click  this will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter (the length of which must not exceed two A4 sides) with the details of three referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 08 April 2018. Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing Monday 23 April 2018.