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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 an established leader in the field, tracing its roots back to 1873. ICE is based at the historic Madingley Hall campus, four miles west of Cambridge.

As identified in the Government's Industrial Strategy, continuing education will be central to upskilling and re-skilling sectors and communities affected by technological change or Brexit. It also serves as an essential gateway to higher education for mature students.

Whether mid-career health professionals 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 or philosophy, 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 each year on short courses and undergraduate and postgraduate award-bearing courses. We have ambitious plans to double the number of enrolments over the next four years.

To support our growth plans we seek to appoint a Head of Marketing who shares our commitment to supporting adults to learn at every stage of their life. The successful candidate will manage a team of marketing specialists who are expected to meet student recruitment targets across all of ICE's diverse course portfolio. They will design and implement an Institute-wide marketing plan including a multi-year student enrolment and product development plan and is responsible for the Institute's marketing budget spend of c£160k pa (excluding staff costs).

A record of achievement in relevant posts within higher education would be an advantage. The successful candidate will have experience of line management and achieving results through working with colleagues.

In return, the Institute will offer the successful candidate a significant opportunity to progress their marketing career in this vital sector, as part of one of the world's best universities.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Director of Business Development & Student Recruitment, Tim Landucci ( Questions about the application process may be directed to:

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: . This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (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.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 20 September 2018. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 01 October 2018.

Please quote reference EA16471 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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