Purpose of Position:

This role has responsibility for managing recruitment across all NCI’s international markets. The role holder will support the Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment in ensuring sustainable growth and diversity of the student body. The Head of Recruitment will oversee the development of robust internal processes to drive the achievement of growth targets. The role will coordinate a team of regional managers in international markets.

Reporting to:

Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment

Key Relationships:

  • Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment (reports to)
  • Vice President Academic and Research (provides academic oversight)
  • International Regional Managers (manage)
  • International Team
  • Marketing and Admissions teams
  • NCI Schools and academic leadership team

Key Responsibilities:

International Markets:

  • Liaise with the Director to agree annual revenue forecasts and coordinate all international sales and recruitment activity to optimise numbers and to improve applicant to offer and offer to payment conversion rates.
  • Oversee development of current and emerging international markets to bring sustainable growth and diversity to the NCI international student body.
  • Develop and monitor international spend forecasts to ensure good ROI on activity.
  • Support the Academic Partnerships Manager and contribute to identification and development of international collaborations and partnerships.
  • Liaise with admissions to ensure continued streamlining of international admissions requirements and processes.
  • Provide accurate data analysis, performance updates and reporting on enquiry, application and revenue trends for evidence-based decision making.
  • Coordinate all agent management, communications and contracts across the international office to ensure consistency, efficiency and compliance.

Responsibilities In Ireland:

  • Develop an institution wide approach to non-standard international onshore applicants with EU fee eligibility to ensure better conversion of applications. The role will be responsible for recruitment of all international students based in Ireland.

Key Attributes: 

  • A relevant third-level qualification.
  • Significant experience in managing international student recruitment operations in a variety of international territories. The role holder will have managed agent networks and partnerships in international education markets.
  • Strong organisational and communication skills.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines is essential.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as the role demands.
  • Sales and sales management experience within the education area.



Commensurate with experience   

Annual Leave: 

27 Days per annum pro rata


Full time

Application Process:

Internal applicants only 

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI 1054 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, 29th June 2023.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Head of International Student Recruitment are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the College. #LI-DNI 

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

The Importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process.

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:

  • That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
  • That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.
  • Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.
  • Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College. 

Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.

Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2014 as amended

Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities

NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us.

Legal Basis for Processing

NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.

Withdrawal of Consent

Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application.

What we do with your data

People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes.


HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited.

Sharing of your data

Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College.


Applicants can request and receive access to their data at any time and can request and receive a copy of this data, in electronic/transferable format.


Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.


Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected.

Objection / Withdraw

Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process


Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

NCI Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498 523 ; Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498 500

And/or make a complaint to the relevant authority

Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28

Tel: +353 (0) 761 104 800

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

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