Full-time permanent role

Full-Time: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary range: £42,498 - £49,845 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Job reference: 22/067

The Royal Academy of Music is creative and vibrant with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 60 countries. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focused on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines, including Classical Performance, Composition, Opera, Jazz, and Musical Theatre.

The Registry is a busy central department and its team of 11 staff supports the student lifecycle from enquiry and admission to enrolment, assessment and awards. The Registry is also responsible for student records including management information and student data submissions to statutory bodies such as HESA and the Office for Students.

We seek a highly motivated and skilled self-starter with sector knowledge and significant experience gained in Higher Education admissions. Relevant experience in the Conservatoire sector or an arts-based/musical background is desirable. You will line manage three staff and supervise a further two in the Admissions Team.

An excellent team player and enthusiastic manager, you will have oversight of all admissions operations, working with Senior Management to deliver the Academy’s admissions strategy. You will ensure that the Admissions Team continues an efficient dialogue with prospective students and audition candidates, with a particular focus on managing the crucial stage between offer acceptance and enrolment. You will be responsible for delivering service and process enhancements, working collaboratively across the institution to foster an ethos of continuous improvement.

You will be crucial in the allocation of scholarship and bursary awards to students, keeping clear and accurate records. You will be responsible for the operational running of externally-funded awards and the allocation of prizes and other discretionary awards.

You will have proven knowledge and experience of managing the admissions process, excellent interpersonal skills to work with colleagues at all levels of seniority, outstanding written and verbal communication skills including the ability to review, develop and enhance policies, procedures and systems. Experience of working with student financial support processes is desirable.

Completed applications must be received by 10am on Monday 26 September 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place on-site on Wednesday 28 September 2022.

This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker visa and is open to applicants who may require a certificate of sponsorship.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we would like to increase the representation of these groups in these roles. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to greater results for students.