Lead Product Manager



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £75,000 plus benefits

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    29 March 2020

  • Client


Ref: GSe63214

UCAS is the route to studying at UK universities. As an independent charity, our aim is to secure our place as the single destination for progression in education, not just for aspiring university students, but also for those considering further education, postgraduate study, teacher training, and careers.

UCAS Media, the commercial arm of UCAS, delivers consultancy and insights, data and marketing services and products to a wide variety of customers. These customers comprise of education providers, public sector organisations and commercial companies including some of the largest brands in the world.

The UCAS product portfolio is continually evolving with a comprehensive new consultancy and insights service recently launched to respond to the sector’s need for making better, more data informed decisions in the context of significant financial challenges for many higher education providers.

We are seeking someone who can bring an understanding of the complexities of working within, or closely with the higher education sector. You will be familiar with working in a data-led environment, across  strategic planning, student recruitment, marketing or product management and you will have highly developed interpersonal and relationship management skills.

As a senior member of the team, you will not only be required to craft relationships with our university customers, but to understand their challenges and lead the development of data insight products and consultancy services, working closely with a multi-disciplinary team.

We are based in one of the most beautiful towns in the Cotswolds, Cheltenham, which is within easy reach of commuter routes. Housed in a superb headquarters building, we currently have an annual turnover of £50 million and employ over 450 people.

This is a new and exciting opportunity for someone with in-depth knowledge of high education, to shape the strategic development of our product portfolio and help to deliver our new strategy. 

If you feel you have the skills and experience, we are looking for then we would be delighted to hear from you. For an informal and confidential conversation please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Gillian Tait  T: 07384 464187 E: gillian.tait@gatenbysanderson.com or Alison Elton T: 07785 614435 E: alison.elton@gatenbysanderson.com

Closing dateMidnight on 29 March 2020
Long listingw/c end of 30 March 2020
Preliminary interviewsw/c 6 April 2020
Short listing14 April 2020
Final panel23 or 24 April 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.