Purpose of Position:

As part of NCI’s International Office, the position holder will develop NCI’s knowledge, presence, reputation and student recruitment in the Far East with specific focus in South East Asia.

Reporting to:

Head of International Recruitment 

Key Relationships:

Internal Relationships:

  • Director of Marketing and International Development
  • Regional Managers and Executives
  • International Support
  • Admissions Officers
  • NCI Deans and Vice Deans of Schools
  • Faculty and departmental academic and administrative staff
  • Other college departments (e.g. Marketing, Student Services, Finance, etc)

External Relationships:

  • Prospective students and their influencers
  • International educational agent counsellors
  • International University partners
  • Education in Ireland        
  • Irish Higher Education Institutions
  • International networking organisations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Head of International Recruitment, the Regional Manager will be required to:
  • Inform, develop and implement strategies for student recruitment in their target markets to achieve annual revenue targets.
  • Develop, deliver and monitor annual regional engagement activity plans, revenues and budgets.
  • Deliver excellent relationship development and management with stakeholders in region and in Ireland.
  • Coordinate incoming and outgoing international visits, delegations and events in support of regional engagement priorities.
  • Assess and develop institutional collaborations, in conjunction with the NCI Academic Partnerships Manager, with a view to recruiting students and enhancing NCI’s reputation.
  • Build on existing relationships and develop a wide range of effective working relationships with staff in academic and administrative units involved in regional engagement.
  • Develop business cases and budget plans.
  • Manage regional budgets with a focus on impact and return on investment.
  • Conduct market research to identify opportunities in regions covered by the role.
  • Support the development of policies and strategies for the NCI International Office.
  • Any other duties or markets relevant to the objectives of NCI.

Key Requirements: 

  • Significant experience in managing international student recruitment and international education agent networks (Applicants with significant related international sales experience from non-education sectors may be considered).
  • Third-level degree and a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience in a results focused organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience of achieving ambitious revenue targets. 
  • Experience in developing and managing efficient operational procedures to develop international markets.
  • Ability to identify and build international student recruitment channels.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills, including the ability to use data to make informed decisions and to prioritise work. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including an ability to relate to, and interact with, people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience in taking a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated professional discretion and diplomacy

Please take note> International travel is an essential requirement of this role and some flexibility regarding working hours will be required. 

Please take note> Applicants are required to have permission to work full time in Ireland. 




Manager Band from (€53,836 to €74,028)

Annual Leave: 

27 Days per annum pro rata


Full time

Application Process:

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI 1077 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, 13th October 2023.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Regional Manager 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. # 

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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