Mandarin / English Part-time Education Officer – Portsmouth

Job Title: Mandarin / English Part-time Education Officer – Portsmouth

Contract Type: Casual

Working Hours: Casual

Location: Unit 7, St Georges Business Center, St. Georges Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO13EY

Salary: National Minimum Wage

The Key Tasks Include but Are not Limited to:

• Share responsibility for the recruitment of international students and actively assist the team to achieve recruitment targets;

• Deal with student enquiries and provide professional consultation services to students;

• Be responsible for all administrative tasks involved in processing student applications.  This will include but not be limited to helping students fill in application forms, forwarding them to the university, tracking their progress, entering and updating the information in student files both on paper and in the office database;

• Liaise with universities and students to track students’ applications, arrange interviews, and field any general or specific enquiries as well as advocate on behalf of students;

• Visit students off-site for counselling and information sessions, distribute leaflets, take part in on and off-site recruitment events such as education fairs, university interviews, open days and other relevant recruitment events;

• Be available for ad hoc and regular company training where necessary and be prepared to deliver information sessions at regular company meetings.  Also be available for university information sessions and familiarisation trips;

• Maintain good communication with colleagues and keep the centre manager informed of application statuses or problems;

• From time-to-time undertake other relevant tasks as requested by the centre manager or the company.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experiences:

  • Have a university degree in any discipline.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Mandarin.
  • Have excellent sales skills.
  • Have strong direct marketing skills.
  • Have a strong sense of market knowledge.
  • Be able to meet targets and deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Have excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Be responsible, mature, reliable, and honest.
  • The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.
  • Be a committed team player but also be dependable enough to work individually with minimum supervision

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Experiences:

  • Be able to demonstrate initiative to develop and improve services.
  • Have a network or customer base in the local international student community would be a distinct advantage.

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