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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.

ICE delivers high quality and distinctive educational programmes for adult learners, predominantly studying on a part-time basis, for either personal enrichment or professional development. ICE aims to ensure that the expertise and resources of the University of Cambridge are made available to all students, irrespective of their previous educational achievements.

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 a four-year period.

To support our growth plans we seek to appoint a Marketing Manager who shares our commitment to supporting adults to learn at every stage of their life.

The Marketing Manager will be responsible for leading and contributing to projects and initiatives that drive student enrolment and revenue growth across ICE’s diverse course portfolio. The role-holder will contribute to the development of the Institute’s operational marketing plan and be responsible for the management and execution of student marketing campaigns across a range of digital, traditional and face-to-face marketing channels.

The successful candidate will have experience of line management and be accustomed to working collaboratively across functions to drive successful results. A record of achievement in relevant posts within higher education would be an advantage, but most importantly the successful candidate will be commercially orientated and accustomed to working to targets and deadlines.

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.

Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Head of Marketing ( 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 one A4 side) 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 Sunday 15 March 2020. Interviews will take place on Monday 30 March 2020.