Vacancies

Vacancies are uploaded several times each week from a wide range of job opportunities – in outreach, admissions, recruitment, student retention, student services, policy and research, senior management – from across the sector. Not just from universities and colleges, but from many third sector, not-for-profit, commercial, policy-orientated, student orientated, and regional and national organisations.

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Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

The Centre is navigating through significant workforce and workplace change, seeking to embed new ways of working and connecting whilst driving an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture. Following an independent EDI review and the development of the Centre’s first EDI Strategy, this Diversity and Inclusion Lead role has been developed to lead operational implementation of strategic objectives and the Centre’s EDI aspirations.

This is an important role in helping the Centre achieve its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) ambitions. We are looking for candidates who possess subject matter expertise in change and/or project management of similar agendas. The postholder will work with external consultants to begin implementing EDI Strategy and action plan.

The postholder will be responsible for:

  • mobilising the Centre’s EDI aims and ambitions.
  • coordinating and delivering the EDI Strategy and Action Plan.
  • coordinating the tracking and monitoring of EDI Strategy and Plan progress.
  • engaging and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the Centre’s EDI commitments and Strategy.

The post-holder will be based at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH, with the option to work from home for up to 60% of contracted hours.

Please email Recruitment@annafreud.org if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying

Based in London. Full-time, permanent post. Salary not known. Closing date: noon, 22 September 2021.

 

Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager, Cancer Research UK

We have an exciting opportunity to join CRUK as and Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager and lead the development of our workforce inclusion and wellbeing strategy. At Cancer Research UK we are passionate about building a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone feels that they belong, and wellbeing is valued. In this role you will be central to developing and delivering our Inclusion & Wellbeing strategy, working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to engage and inspire our people to enable us to realise our ambitions. You will be the subject matter expert for the organisation on diversity and inclusion and will have a passion for furthering the inclusion agenda across the full range of protected characteristics. You will lead a small team of two Wellbeing and Inclusion Advisors, working collaboratively together to support our staff networks and the wider organisation.

We are looking for significant EDI experience with a developed understanding of workplace health and wellbeing, together with a proven track record of developing and delivering inclusion and wellbeing strategies within organisations and experience of collaborating with, and consulting, staff networks. Location: Stratford office, high flex (1-2 days in office)

Full time, permanent post. Salary: £55,000 – £60,000 p.a. Closing date: 22 September 2021.

 

Learning & Participation Officer (Opera), Royal Opera House

As the home of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, at the Royal Opera House we want many more people to enjoy and engage in exceptional ballet and opera. Our Learning and Participation programme encourages participation and deepens learning, offering people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms and create their own responses to opera and ballet. Our ambition is to ignite interest and passion in our artforms, open up opportunities to diversify the talent pipelines and build a culturally literate and creative nation.

We are now seeking an experienced Learning and Participation Officer to add capacity to the opera-focused part of our programme, engaging people with opera and dramatic-singing. This Learning and Participation Officer role will focus specifically on our work with adults and the community, including:

  • Open Up – a weekly programme bringing the creativity of our stages into our public and digital spaces, targeting new and diverse audiences and giving people the opportunity to encounter ballet and opera close up
  • Creative Exchanges – diversifying relationships across the health & wellbeing arts sector and embedding an inclusive culture in our Covent Garden home.
  • Special commissions – telling the stories of ballet and opera in new ways and widening the voices influencing our programming.

This role will assist in the delivery of the programme, providing administrative, logistical, financial and practical support. We would love to hear from you if you can demonstrate the following:

  • first-hand experience of working in arts education via a professional organization or in a school environment;
  • an understanding of opera and classical music and the ability to read music.
  • an understanding and demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • strong administration and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritize and identify future workload;
  • a track record of dealing efficiently and sensitively with community groups, artists, the general public and a wide range of external and internal stakeholders;
  • the ability to self-motivate and work effectively in a high-paced environment.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under-represented in our workforce, in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

For queries please contact the HR Department at hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk. You can also contact us if you have any access needs to assist you with making an application. Interviews will be held online.

Full-time, (5 out of 7 days (40 hours) per week), permanent contract. Salary: £25,480 per annum. Closing date: 8am, 24 September 2021.

 

Student Communications Manager, Communications, Admissions, Marketing and Student Recruitment, Nottingham Trent University

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and creative communications professional to join our CAMS – Communications, Admissions, Marketing and Student Recruitment team. Working closely and in collaboration with cross-disciplinary teams you will drive projects at pace, leading on the delivery of timely, high-quality, dynamic, engaging and relevant current student communications, across a variety of multi-media channels.

As a confident communications expert the Student Communications Manager will liaise closely with internal stakeholders advising on evidence based best practice to help maximise student engagement. You will have a keen eye for continuous improvement whether that’s for the content we produce or the channels that we use. Crossing over the worlds of social media, web pages and school marketing you will use a multitude of ways to land and embed your messaging with our students. With demonstrable creative and project management skills, you will be educated to degree level or have a relevant marketing qualification. You will have a strong track record of delivering innovative and creative communication campaigns. You will be data driven, customer-focused and possess excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

If you have queries about this role, please contact Christine Glover, Head of Communications: Christine.glover@ntu.ac.uk

​​​​​​​Permanent full-time post. Salary: £33,797 – £38,017 p.a. Closing Date: 24 September 2021.

 

Make Happen Outreach Assistant (FE), Communications and External Relations, University of Essex – 2 posts

Make Happen is a collaboration between a group of Higher Education (HE) Institutions, Further Education (FE) Institutions, schools, Local Authorities and charities with a single purpose – to raise aspirations and widen participation in higher education throughout Essex. Make Happen delivers activities across the region to help students access the information they need to make an informed choice about their future education.

We are looking for two Make Happen Outreach Assistants (one to be based at Harlow College and the other at South Essex College) to act as the main point of contact for identified target students within college, providing support to enable them to engage in initiatives offered by Make Happen. You will assist with building and maintaining links with staff across the college.

In order to be successful, you will need experience in working on education projects, activities or events, and experience of working with diverse groups of young people. You will have experience of public speaking, preferably to a range of schools/colleges audiences, whilst demonstrating excellent communication skills. It is important that you have a flexible and adaptable approach to working, as well as having the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team

Due to the requirements of these posts, you will have the willingness to travel within the county of Essex and to work outside normal office hours when required. This appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

Full-time post, fixed term until 31 July 2022. Salary: £22,847 – £26,341 pa. Closing date: 26 September 2021.

 

Widening Participation Coordinator (2 posts), Academic Registrar’s Division, LSE

LSE is the world’s leading social sciences institution, established for the betterment of society. The School is committed to widening access to and participation in higher education and ‘developing LSE for everyone’ is a key objective of the new LSE 2030 strategy.

The Widening Participation team, based in the Academic Registrar’s Division, leads our efforts to widen access to LSE for UK Undergraduate students from under-represented groups and supports the attainment and progression to HE for hundreds of young people each year. The team, comprising 13 staff, leads on the delivery of key elements of the School’s outreach and widening access strategy, as set out in our Access and Participation Plan.

We are seeking two Widening Participation Coordinators to join the team to support the design, development and delivery of our longer-term pre-entry outreach and widening participation programmes for young people who are from groups currently under-represented at LSE. The role-holders will also deliver some discrete events and activities designed to widen access to LSE and other selective institutions for students from under-represented groups, for example schools liaison activities, subject outreach delivered in collaboration with academic departments or events like our annual Black Achievement Conference.

In the first instance, it is anticipated that one of the role-holders will focus on developing and coordinating a new programme and activities with post-16 pupils from our target groups who live outside of London and the South East, and the other will focus on developing and coordinating a programme for Black African and Black Caribbean pupils of secondary school age. Any queries about the role, please contact Becky Saxby-Smith on r.m.saxby-smith@lse.ac.uk, working hours are 08:30-16:30 Monday – Wednesday.

Salary: £31,029 to £35,635 pa inclusive of London allowance with potential to progress to £38,283 pa. Closing date: 26 September 2021.

 

Black Student Support Coordinator, Progression Officer, Access and Participation, Arts University Bournemouth.
We are seeking a Progression Officer to join our AUB Open Campus department to work to support students from under-represented backgrounds at every stage of the student lifecycle, as part of our rapidly growing Access and Participation team. This is an exciting time to join a team which plays a central role in the delivery of the university’s civic and social commitment, pooling resources, sharing skills and co-ordinating widening participation activity across the institution.
With a strong understanding of widening participation, and the issues facing under-represented students, the Progression Officer will work with partners across the institution to deliver and evaluate a range of activities to support progression at AUB for students from under-represented groups. Using specialist skills and knowledge acquired through qualifications and/or practical experience, this role will specifically work with students to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to thrive throughout their studies and beyond.
Any queries, or for an informal conversation about the role, please email ablower@aub.ac.uk. Full time, permanent post. Salary: £25,627 per annum. Closing Date: 26 September 2021

 

Impact and Evaluation Officer, University of East London

Do you enjoy analysing data, spotting trends and opportunities to improve practice? Do you want to help potential students make informed decisions about their futures by supporting good practice? If so, then join the University of East London Outreach and Access team to help identify ways to improve evaluation practice through data analysis leading to an evidenced-based approach.
Working mainly at our modern well connected Docklands Campus (initially homeworking) the Impact and Evaluation Officer will aid the strategic direction of the Outreach and Access team’s work by analysing evaluation results produced via a multitude of interventions, spotting where improvements can be made. The postholder will work closely with managers and project leads to ensure effective evaluation process and reporting. You will also assist in the identification of students to be targeted for transition and retention support.
We are looking for an individual who is experienced in analyzing data to exemplify outcomes and has knowledge of using data to demonstrate impact. If you also have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to be able to provide clear reports then this could be the ideal role for you.
The University of East London is a vibrant and diverse university located in Stratford and Docklands. We are implementing our Vision 2028 strategy to transform our curriculum and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Our goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively.
A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by UEL Professional Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of UEL. Employees of UEL Professional Services Ltd work alongside UEL academic colleagues in delivery of UEL’s mission, and UEL Professional Services Ltd will adopt UEL HR policies and procedures in full. Location: Docklands Campus.
Any queries or for more information get in touch:  Sophia Mousoulides, Partnership Manager Pre 16 s.mousoulides@uel.ac.uk and quote ref: PS002S2021-R.

Full Time Fixed Term to end of July 2022. Salary: £35,155 per annum inclusive of London Weighting. Closing date: 26 September 2021.

 

Head of Student & Academic Services, University of Manchester

We are committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility in everything we do this role is based in our Directorate for the Student Experience, which was established to facilitate a joined-up approach to the delivery of services to students throughout the student lifecycle and to provide leadership to enhance the student experience. The Directorate encompasses all University level student services across the student journey, from international recruitment through registration, student access, development and success, teaching and learning, student support, residences and sport and on to graduation.

The Head of Student and Academic Services is a strategically critical role within the University providing leadership to ensure that the Division and the wider Directorate makes a full contribution towards the objectives the University to support a world-class teaching, learning and student experience. Reporting to the Director for the Student Experience, the Head of Student and Academic Services will work in partnership with the Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students and other senior academic and Professional Services managers, to help realise the University’s strategic aspirations.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant leadership contribution from the outset of the creation of a new Division (being formed from two existing teams), which will encompass student access, participation and success (including employability and widening participation), teaching and learning development and delivery (including our rapidly developing blended learning offer), student systems and data, business improvement, admissions, immigration, student finance, timetabling and wider student administration.

As Head of Student and Academic Services, you will be an experienced strategic and operational leader with a record of accomplishment in higher education and a proven record in effectively leading and managing a large and diverse team and associated resources. With extensive experience of developing and delivering high quality services to support the student journey, you will be well-versed in broader change management and will possess a strong commitment to providing outstanding service through an innovative and dynamic approach.

​​​​​​​Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 18 October 2021.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Dr Simon Merrywest, Director for the Student Experience DSE@manchester.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post. Competitive salary. Closing date: 27 September 2021.

 

Head of Partnerships and Placements, Frontline

Your role is to lead a team to build and maintain partnerships with local authorities (LAs) and children’s trusts, in order to develop and support 600+ Fellows (alumni) annually through our key programmes. This is directly linked to achieving Frontline’s organisational objective of having 4,000 impactful Fellows by 2025, who will create social change for children without a safe or stable home.

This is a relatively new team created by consolidating activities and accountability across the organisation to become the lead interface to Frontline partners for all our programmes and initiatives. We are looking for a Head of Partnerships and Placements to lead this team and ensure targets are met for partnerships, programme places, and overall partner satisfaction. Additionally, they will play an active role within Frontline’s Leadership Group.

Frontline is a social work charity working to ensure that all children in England have a safe and stable home, and that their life chances are not limited by their social or family circumstance. Our mission is to create social change for these children and their families by developing excellent social work practice and leadership through our programmes, and by building a movement of leaders in social work and broader society as part of our Fellowship.

We have increased the diversity of Frontline’s workforce in the last 12 months, but we need to do more to have greater ethnic minority representation in our senior roles. We know the value ethnic minority voices bring and therefore, we are strongly encouraging applicants from these backgrounds to apply and will keep applications open until we have satisfactory representation on the shortlist. Location: London

Full or part-time, permanent post. Salary: £58,000 (plus £3,000 London weighting if relevant) plus competitive pension. Closing date: 9am, 27 September 2021

 

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, RSPB

The RSPB is seeking a Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), to help lead the transformation in behaviours and skills required to make the RSPB a more inclusive, diverse and welcoming place for all.

We have been working since July last year to rescope our approach to EDI and setting up a formal programme that will weave through everything the organisation does, at every level and will underpin our new strategy to 2030. Recognising that people are at the heart of delivering this, we have an exciting opportunity for a talented person to join the RSPB.

As Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, you will be a subject matter expert, working collaboratively to lead the transformation in behaviours and skills required to make the RSPB a more inclusive, diverse and welcoming place for all. You will develop close relationships with a wide array of stakeholders across the organisation, setting direction, creating opportunities and giving advice to drive the change towards becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. You will also build and manage relationships with external partners, working with and learning lessons from others whilst building our reputation as a committed and progressive conservation charity.

You will be a compelling leader with extensive experience in delivering results through people; someone who can role model successful leadership behaviours which foster an environment of collaboration, compassion and support. You will have experience of successful leadership of change to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisation or in a community or movement building setting. You will not only be a good influencer and leader but also have a track record of developing and implementing a strategy with demonstrable results, working with others to achieve results through your teams. For further information please contact Sally.Rayner@rspb.org.uk

Permanent, full-time role, we will also consider job-share. Salary: £40,800 – £45,263 pa. Closing date: 27 September 2021.

 

OxNet Access Programme Administrator

OxNet is an innovative and academically intensive new approach to encouraging access to Oxford and other research-intensive universities. We work closely with schools and colleges in a small number of target areas to identify talented young people, and give them the opportunity to participate in a range of academic activities, including lectures, seminars, coursework and summer schools.  These all help to raise their academic aspirations, improve attainment and enable them to make successful applications to the most competitive universities, including Oxford.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to help us embed this approach more widely. The OxNet Access Programme Administrator will work with a wide range of stakeholders to develop and deliver widening participation projects in Schools, Colleges and at Oxford. This is an opportunity to make a difference at a vital time for this programme and for the widening access and regional agenda more generally. The job-holder will be based in Oxford, Manchester or another location in the North-West with frequent travel to locations in London, the North West and the North East

Full time, permanent post. Salary £26,000 to £29,000 per annum, depending on experience. Closing date: noon 27 September 2021.

 

Make Happen Outreach Officer, Communications and External Relations, University of Essex

Make Happen is a collaboration between a group of Higher Education (HE) Institutions, Further Education (FE) Institutions, schools, Local Authorities and charities with a single purpose – to raise aspirations and widen participation in higher education throughout Essex. Make Happen delivers activities across the region to help students access the information they need to make an informed choice about their future education.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team with a commitment to really make a difference. We are looking for a Make Happen Outreach Officer to act as the main point of contact for schools across Essex, providing support to the staff and students of that institution. This role will involve working closely with staff in schools and colleges to plan, deliver and evaluate a range of outreach activities. These activities aim to support students in making an informed choice about their future educational pathways.

In order to be successful, you will need experience in working on education projects, activities or events, and experience of working with diverse groups of young people. You will have experience of public speaking, preferably to a range of schools/colleges audiences, whilst demonstrating excellent communication skills. It is important that you have a flexible and adaptable approach to working, as well as having the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Due to the requirements of the post, you will have the willingness to travel within the county of Essex and to work outside normal office hours when required. This appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS. Location: Southend-on-Sea

Full-time post, fixed term until 31 July 2022. Salary: £31,406 – £34,304 pa. Closing date: 27 September 2021.

 

Project Assistant, Realising Opportunities

Realising Opportunities (RO), based at Newcastle University is seeking to recruit a motivated and dynamic Project Assistant to join the RO Central Team based at Newcastle University. Realising Opportunities is a national, award-winning collaboration of leading universities offering an innovative programme to targeted sixth formers across England which aims to increase the number of students from groups under-represented in HE accessing research intensive universities.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. You will be able to work well as part of a team, providing effective project support. You will be a confident and experienced user of all elements of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel.

Enquiries can be made to Hilary Wilkinson, Project Manager hilary.wilkinson@ncl.ac.uk; or

Laura Morgan, Project Manager laura.morgan@ncl.ac.uk

Please see www.realisingopportunities.ac.uk for more details about Realising Opportunities.

Full-time, fixed term until Friday 2 September 2022 (Maternity cover). Salary: £22,254 – £23,487 pa. Closing date: 29 September 2021.

 

Research and Evaluation Officer, Student Support and Success, University of Winchester

The new post holder will work closely with colleagues across this new department, in other professional services roles and within faculties to enhance monitoring, research and evaluation of the access and participation plan, and other strategic priorities for the university. We are seeking a Research and Evaluation Officer experienced in conducting both quantitative and qualitative research to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of programmes and processes. The ideal candidate will also have experience of engaging with different data-sets for data-monitoring and reporting purposes. They will also be excited by the opportunity to present their analysis and recommendations about the impact of university-wide participation and student success activities to senior managers and external audiences.

The University particularly welcomes applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds for this post as they are under-represented in jobs at this level. Please be assured that all applicants will be treated equally during the selection process. One of our core values is ‘individuals matter’. As an employee at the University of Winchester, we are committed to your wellbeing and development. You will have access to a wide range of benefits and support including a comprehensive staff development programme, generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme. Further details can be found on our website.

Full time post. Salary: £28,756 to £34,304 per annum. Closing date: 30 September 2021.

 

Academic Support Lecturer, University of the Arts, London

London College of Communication Academic Support works with students to help them develop and enhance their learning as future-facing creatives. In this teaching role, you will develop and deliver high-quality study support tailored to the needs of individuals, groups, and subjects, enabling students to develop as confident independent learners and to fulfil their academic potential. This may include contributing to specific initiatives that support students transitioning into and progressing through FE and HE education and on to postgraduate study.

As a core member of the Academic Support Team within the College, the Academic Support Lecturer role will collaborate effectively with Programme / Course Teams and with other Academic Support colleagues in the University to implement the cross-college Library and Academic Support Strategy as part of the Library and Student Services Directorate. You will apply inclusive practices which recognise the diversity of the student population at UAL and demonstrate an understanding of the subject disciplines taught at UAL.

You may have experience of delivering learning development initiatives and supporting students to fulfil their academic potential within HE and/or FE. In addition to a teaching qualification and a degree-level education, you will have experience in arts education or in the screen, media and design industries as a practitioner. Excellent teaching and communication skills are essential, together with an enthusiastic and supportive approach that will inspire students to succeed to the best of their abilities in both group and one-to-one settings.

If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Staffing Administrator, lcc.jobs@lcc.arts.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7514 7985.

Permanent, part time post. Salary: £31,420 – £37,696 p.a. (£39,275 – £47,120 per annum pro rata). Closing date: 30 September 2021.

 

Make Happen Outreach Assistant (Schools), Communications and External Relations, University of Essex

Make Happen is a collaboration between a group of Higher Education (HE) Institutions, Further Education (FE) Institutions, schools, Local Authorities and charities with a single purpose – to raise aspirations and widen participation in higher education throughout Essex. Make Happen delivers activities across the region to help students access the information they need to make an informed choice about their future education.

We are seeking an exceptional Make Happen Outreach Assistant until 31st July 2022, to be based at our Colchester Campus. You will work closely with selected schools and colleges to organise and deliver activity across Essex. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team with a commitment to really make a difference. The Make Happen Outreach Assistant to support with the development and delivery of a variety of outreach projects to school students in years 9-13, as part of Make Happen, the Essex partnership of the Uni Connect programme. You will assist with building and maintaining strong links with the schools and students in the local area and understand what their needs are to raise participation in higher education from areas with low progression rates.

In order to be successful, you will need experience in working on education projects, activities or events, and experience of working with diverse groups of young people. You will have experience of public speaking, preferably to a range of schools/colleges audiences, whilst demonstrating excellent communication and organisational skills. It is important that you have a flexible and adaptable approach to working, as well as having the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Due to the requirements of these posts, you will have the willingness to travel within the county of Essex and to work outside normal office hours when required. This appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

Full-time post, fixed term until 31 July 2022. Salary: £22,847 – £26,341 pa. Closing date: 30 September 2021.

 

Learning & Development Manager, Ambassador Theatre Group

We want to be the best kind of organisation to work for, where everyone has the opportunity to develop and grow. As ATG’s new Learning & Development Manager you’ll help us achieve this, working with teams across our UK business, identifying support needs and developing events and courses to inspire people at all levels of the company. This a great role if you enjoy variety, as the role could include practical delivery of training, e-learning design, coaching and working with a very varied range of teams and departments in our growing, nationwide organisation.

We recognise the impact great learning & development opportunities can have, which is why we are investing in and growing this area of our work. Our Head of Talent Development has established a programme of e-learning courses, management skills training and leadership development programmes. You’ll help build on this, creating new courses and content enabling us to reach more people. We’ve recently invested in a new, well-received Learning Management System and have ambitious plans to provide a wider range of learning opportunities over the coming year, supporting the reopening of our theatres and the return of live performance to our stages.

Experience from within the entertainment sector is not required and we actively encourage applications from people from the widest range of backgrounds, including those currently under-represented in this industry.

The Ambassador Theatre Group is a world leader in live entertainment; we operate venues, run major ticketing platforms and produce award-winning shows. We strive to be ambitious, passionate, smart and collaborative in everything we do. You’ll be joining the company at an exciting time as we welcome our teams back to work and our audiences back to our venues.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to provide a stage for everyone. Onstage and off, we hold ourselves accountable for nurturing an inclusive culture. Find out more about us and our values at atg.co.uk and careers.atg.co.uk

Full time, permanent post. Salary: £35k – £40k per annum. Closing date: 1 October 2021.

 

Widening Participation Project Officer, (Fixed Term Maternity Cover), Access and International Engagement, Royal Veterinary College

This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the implementation and continued development of the Royal Veterinary College’s Widening Participation activity. We work to increase the number of students from under-represented groups entering Higher Education to study veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing, and biological sciences – especially at the RVC. Our targets are laid out in the RVC’s Access and Participation Plan.

The Widening Participation Project Officer will be responsible for the implementation of a range of Widening Participation projects, from sessions for school groups to long-term programmes directly with young people, and the evaluation of all our team’s activities to further improve best practice.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds, and be able to work independently on your own areas of work as a constructive member of a team.

The post holder should have experience of project management, excellent organisational, communication, presentation and analytical skills, and a strong interest in and commitment to widening of educational participation. Based Camden (King’s Cross, London).

We hope the successful candidate would be available to start work in mid-December 2021. For this role, we would particularly like to encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds underrepresented at the RVC. For further enquiries please contact Kate Oliver: koliver@rvc.ac.uk

Full time, fixed term (maternity cover) post. Salary: £35,802 to £45,789 Per Annum Including London Weighting. Closing date: 3 October 2021.

 

Head of Student & Graduate Employment, Student Success & Widening Participation, York St John University

Our success is founded on the quality of academic teaching and research, our thriving campus environments, our professional and pastoral support, and our values of an inclusive, innovative and ambitious community with a strong sense of belonging. Head of Student & Graduate Employment has responsibility for Careers, Placements, Student Opportunities Team (including Study Abroad), Student Funding Advice and Widening Participation.

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic person to lead our Student and Graduate Employability team.  This is a pivotal role in which will further develop our employability outcomes for our students and graduates. As part of the Student Life leadership team the role holder will work closely with the Heads within Student Life but also with colleagues across the University including Academic Colleagues and other Professional Services.

The successful candidate will have experience in a management/leadership role, an excellent understanding of the complexities of Graduate Outcomes, Data Management, Access and Participation and the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Contact for informal candidate queries (Debbi Boden-Angell d.angell@yorksj.ac.uk

tel: 07415242160

Full time permanent post. Salary: £51,800 – £61,818 pa. Closing Date: 3 October 2021.

 

Research Associate, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS), Open University

The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies works across a range of disciplines including education, childhood and youth, health and social care, youth work, social work, languages and applied linguistics, nursing, and sport and fitness; organised as three schools. We work proactively, taking an innovative approach to teaching and learning; develop collaborative and effective partnerships with employers and other institutions; and engage in cutting edge, action oriented and internationally recognised research.

The primary purpose of this Research Associate role is to assist the Head of School and the School’s Research Director in work around research, foster effective research communications within the School and Faculty and provide support to the academics in the School with their research projects.

This is an exciting postdoctoral research role. Qualitative skills, including experience of conducting interviews (online and/or in person), transcribing interactional data, focus groups (online and/or in person), and open thematic coding of these sources of data are essential. Some experience of using Nvivo or similar will be an advantage.  Knowledge of at least one of the languages taught in the School will be an advantage, as would a completed PhD in Linguistics and the ability to use statistics for research. Experience is required of conducting previous research, including evidence of design, implementation and dissemination achieved outcomes  together with evidence of high-quality academic skills, including the capacity to interpret relevant literature, develop conceptual frameworks and contribute to academic debates and communicate at a sophisticated level. Plus a strong record of research and/or knowledge exchange that is commensurate to the position.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk or contact Marion Child on 01908 655668.

Fixed term 3-year contract. Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 pa. Closing date: noon, 6 October 2021.

 

Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Kaplan International

Kaplan International Pathways, a division of Kaplan Inc., offers international students a wide range of flexible study options – from University preparation programmes in the UK, Australia, USA and Japan through to full degree programmes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. In the UK, we operate 9 campus-based colleges in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Glasgow, University of Liverpool, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, University of Brighton, University of Essex, University of York and University of West of England, Bristol and an off-campus college in London offering pathways to 7 leading well-ranked UK universities.

We are looking for a passionate Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to inform strategy and take on the operational development and implementation of Pathways strategic EDI objectives, driving forward our approach to inclusion.

In this new standalone role reporting into the Managing Director for Kaplan International Pathways, you will work collaboratively with our external EDI consultants, and in partnership with leadership teams, EDI steering group, employee representative groups and staff, to put systems and structures in place to enable us to embed EDI throughout our strategy and activities, including delivering and developing our race equality action plan through its initial phase.  With your expert knowledge of EDI policy, trends, best practice and legislation, you’ll be passionate about EDI at all levels and working with colleagues to champion our EDI agenda. London, with remote working options available, United Kingdom

Full time post. Salary: £55,000 – £65,000 pa. + bonus + benefits. Closing date: 6 October 2021.

 

Head of Future of Learning, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, Open University

The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies works across a range of disciplines including education, childhood and youth, health and social care, youth work, social work, languages and applied linguistics, nursing, and sport and fitness; organised as three schools. We work proactively, taking an innovative approach to teaching and learning; develop collaborative and effective partnerships with employers and other institutions; and engage in cutting edge, action oriented and internationally recognised research.

The Open University is recruiting a Head of Future of Learning which is an exciting opportunity to operate at the centre of the faculty’s growth plans, leading development of our innovative ‘Future of Learning’ project. We are seeking to appoint a leader with a passion for, and understanding of, the application and potential of technologies in higher education learning. The project will leverage technologies to engage and immerse our students, adapt to their changing needs, and place the OU at the forefront of curriculum practices. This is an ambitious undertaking for a faculty with over 35,000 students, and a curriculum that ranges from health and education, to sports and intercultural communication.

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

Remote and flexible working is an option but must be willing to travel to Milton Keynes as required. If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk or contact Marion Child on 01908 655668.

Full time, fixed term contract for 18 months. Salary: £53,348 to £60,022 pa. Closing date: noon 7 October 2021.