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Admissions Manager

Are you admin-savvy and always on the ball? Have an interest in theatre and the arts? If so, take your excellent organisational skills and apply for the chance to manage the admissions at one of the world’s most respected drama schools.

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) has a worldwide reputation for training actors, stage managers and technical specialists for careers at the highest level in theatre, television, film and radio. RADA, as a founding affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, is also a designated Higher Education Institution.

They are looking for an Admissions Manager to lead on all administrative aspects of their Admissions process for higher education provision. You will be working on Admissions between September and June as well as identifying, recruiting and managing any temporary staff to assist during the peak admissions period. From liaising with chair panel members and academy directors to line managing the Admissions Officer, this is an opportunity for an organised individual who is capable of managing a heavy workload during peak periods.


  • Manage all of their admissions processes, reporting to the head of the Registry and Admissions team
  • Liaise with members of RADA’s leadership team to organise UK-wide and international admissions
  • Manage the Admissions Officer and any temporary staff employed to support the process during the busiest periods
  • With the Registry Manager, lead on delivering the transition to online admissions for all programmes from 2021
  • Work with all the Student and Academic Services department, and especially with their Widening Participation team
  • Identify and implement any system improvements
  • Authorise timesheets and invoices as required and monitor TOIL hours
  • Deputise for the Registry Manager on admissions matters, as required
  • Attend and minute meetings as required
  • Contribute to the development and culture of RADA, attend RADA training and staff events as and when required (including but not limited to annual staff conference and termly town hall meetings)


  • Educated or experience to the equivalent of Level 5 (pass degree) thus able to display appropriate critical thinking and analytic skills commensurate with a graduate
  • Excellent IT skills, including data handling
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to translate equality and diversity policy into practice
  • Several years’ administrative experience, ideally in a higher or further education environment
  • Demonstrable experience of managing own workload and taking a lead on an area of work
  • Willing and able to manage a demanding workload at busy times
  • Calm, unflappable demeanour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable with public speaking and presentations


  • Follow this link to apply
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website