Vacancies

 

Senior Director, Programmes, Ambition Institute

We are looking for a talented experienced professional to join our organisation as the Senior Director of Programmes. The Senior Director role will play a key role in ensuring high quality professional development for teachers and school leaders at a national scale, with senior responsibility initially for Ambition’s traded programmes portfolio which include our flagship teacher development programmes.

You will be responsible for our programme delivery strategy, leading change as required to ensure our delivery remains responsive to the shifting demands of new programmes and contracts as well as working closely with our Finance team on the effective monitoring of a multi-million pound budget.

Working in a hybrid way, you will be attached to either our Birmingham, London or Manchester office and will report to the Executive Director of Programmes. You’ll manage a multidisciplinary team of Directors and demonstrate dedication to our mission.

Other responsibilities you can expect from your new role include being accountable for the logistics, scheduling of facilitators and events across all our centrally delivered programmes, as well as overall headship of programme data, reporting, reviewing risk and the continuous improvement of programme delivery.

At Ambition Institute we help schools tackling educational disadvantage to keep getting better, and help their teachers and school leaders to become more expert over time. That’s how we’ll make sure every child gets a great education and the best possible start in life.

We train teachers and leaders at all levels to get better at the things that make the biggest difference: what you teach, how you teach it, and how you create the conditions for schools to thrive.

We share what works. Everyone can benefit from evidence of how great teaching and leadership can improve schools and change lives, so we connect people to the latest research and best practice.  We champion every teacher and school leader’s potential to develop, as the driving force for sustainable school improvement.

Permanent, full time post.  Salary: £75,000 per annum + £3,000 London weighting if applicable.  Closing date: 11 Aug 2022.

 

Director of People, Culture and Inclusion, NCVQ (Championing Voluntary Action)

NCVO has a unique role to play in enabling voluntary organisations and volunteers to thrive in these roles.  As the voluntary sector and volunteering evolves and adapts to new challenges and a changing context, so must NCVO. Culture change is at the heart of their strategy, to ensure their vital work has the greatest possible impact for the voluntary sector and volunteers, and in turn for people and communities everywhere.  We must live our values of inclusion, openness and collaboration lived, in everything they do internally and externally, as well as being ambitious for the voluntary sector and supporting all those working to improve and challenge how our sector works together.

The role of Director of People, Culture and Inclusion is pivotal to delivering the NCVQ vision, will be critical in supporting and challenging NCVO to continually develop and improve their organisation.  There are a number of key priorities: first, you’ll develop, lead and deliver our people strategy, acting as our lead expert in people practice.  We want you to build an organisation in which people feel empowered to thrive in their roles and deliver our ambitious strategy. As an influential part of the leadership team, you’ll be a visible role model for colleagues and members in our continuing cultural transformation. At its heart is an absolute commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and you’ll support individuals to achieve their full potential.  You’ll contribute at the highest level, not only to developing and delivering our strategic objectives but also supporting the people, culture and inclusion committee, reporting to the board of trustees and leading our relationship with Unite.

Within NCVO, you’ll oversee our people management processes, ensuring that they’re both relevant and fully compliant.  We’ll look to you to provide the professional and managerial development that will embed compassionate, values-led leadership and realise organisational potential.  But – for a sector support organisation like NCVO – there’s also an important external facing role, supporting and fostering culture change and inclusion on a sector-wide basis.  You will relish the opportunity to be an external advocate, communicating and sharing our learning and practice with the sector.

Candidates will be CIPD qualified, or have equivalent experience gained at a senior level, probably within the third sector.  You’ll be highly knowledgeable about employment law, people and change management best practice, cultural challenges in the voluntary sector and they way to build positive workplace cultures.  As well as being an organised team leader, with highly advance data skills, you’ll exemplify collaborative working – demonstrating what valuing, engaging and developing employees looks like every day.  An outstanding communicator, you won’t be fazed by conversations about complex or challenging issues with a range of audiences, including highly qualified and expert colleagues.

Together with the CEO the new Director will work with colleagues to create an organisation that is approachable, inclusive, relevant and trusted; respected for the leadership and convening role it plays and also for being a learning organisation that continues to adapt to changes in the sector and wider society.  Location: flexible base, with regular meetings in London.  The Chief Executive, Sarah Vibert, would love to hear from you.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £74,000 London/£70, 000 regional per annum. Closing date not given.

 

 

Deputy Director of Student Services, University of East London

As Deputy Director of Student Services, you will provide expert leadership that ensures the delivery of a range of high quality, innovative and pro-active student services that enhance the student experience, develop health gain and support student success.  Working in partnership across the university, you will demonstrate a high level of professional credibility and create a culture of continuous improvement and innovation to meet UEL’s strategic objectives.

Key responsibilities will include overseeing the university’s safeguarding processes and leading on the university Mental Health Charter, Wellness Strategy and support provided to students who have experienced sexual violence and harassment.  Ultimately, you will provide senior leadership in the delivery of pastoral, social and cultural student opportunities that contribute to student identity, safety, resilience, well-being and a sense of belonging.

To apply you must have a deep knowledge and understanding of the higher education sector and senior leadership experience of complex service areas including at least one of the function areas encompassed by this role.  You will be able to influence at a senior level and demonstrate an excellent appreciation of the need for a whole university approach to well-being.  With experience of safeguarding in an HE context and university approaches to preventing gender-based violence, harassment and hate crime, you will be able to develop and deliver policies and strategies that enable students to succeed.  A clinical background is essential.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader with enthusiasm, vision, initiative and sound judgement, and the ability to manage complex human situations in a compassionate, effective, pragmatic way.  Most importantly, you will have the ability to develop effective relationships both internally and externally, and a commitment to equality and inclusion and the delivery of services that meet the needs of a diverse, multi-cultural student body.

Further information and details of how to apply, please visit https://www.dixonwalter.co.uk/opportunities/deputy-director-of-student-services-uel/ or contact Emma Wilkins at Dixon Walter on 07741 875289 or at emma@dixonwalter.co.uk Location: Docklands Campus
Full time, permanent post.  Salary:  £70,000 – £75,000 per annum.  Closing Date: 6 September 2022.

 

Head of Admissions & Widening Participation, London School of Science and Technology

LSST is seeking a dynamic Head of Admissions who can further their vision for making higher education accessible to all, by maintaining oversight over nationwide student recruitment and outreach strategies, while being hands on at an operational level with the ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations.  The Head of Admissions will lead and motivate the admissions team to achieve LSSTs ambitious expansion and growth plans, while ensuring the highest levels of quality assurance and delivering exceptional customer service.

The Head of Admissions will work directly with the CEO to develop and implement the student recruitment strategy for LSST, and will also collaborate with the Marketing, Outreach, Academic, Registry and Student Support Teams.  Although the Head of Admissions will be based at the LSST Head Office, they will be required to travel to the different sites within UK, as well as the opportunity to visit overseas partners and campuses.

The London School of Science & Technology is one of UK’s largest independent higher education provider, with 6000+ students, 7 campuses and partnerships with 3 universities. Their Mission is to become the leading provider of further and higher education that is inclusive, inspiring and free from barriers to learning.  LSST offers a unique learning model to students that is flexible, convenient, personalized and with a focus on exceptional teaching quality standards.

LSST is growing at a very fast pace and we expecting their recruitment to reach 2,000 new students annually.  The School is welcoming international students, as well as opening campuses overseas. The next few years will see LSST transition into a leading UK University and their aim is to reach 10,000 students by 2025 on existing and new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Full Time, permanent post.  Salary: £60,000 – £65,000 per annum.  Closing date not given.

 

Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing Advisory, Business in the Community

Do you want drive impact through delivery of high-quality advice?  Do you have experience of business development, delivery of advisory projects and of team leadership.

Business in the Community is looking for an experienced Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing Advisory to lead our team of subject matter expert advisers, growing our offer and drive impact through advisory services.  The role will involve

  • leading the inclusion and wellbeing advisory team for BITC to achieve delivery of first-class expert advice, support and convening opportunities in order to drive impact and engagement within companies
  • enabling growth of our inclusion and wellbeing Advisory services, including via delivery of strategic projects (consultancy)
  • overseeing operational excellence for development of advisory products and services and consultancy approaches/methodologies and training offers
  • ensuring alignment with BITC’s strategic direction. 

The successful candidate will have in depth understanding of issues and opportunities for employers to take action on inclusion and employee wellbeing.  They will have experience of business development, team growth and be an inclusive team leader.

Business in the Community, the largest and longest established business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business, is looking for an experienced leader to grow their Inclusion and Wellbeing Advisory Services.   We want the UK to lead the world in responsible business.

We work with members to continually improve their responsible business practice, leveraging their collective impact for the benefit of communities. We grow the responsible business movement and collectively create a greater impact focused on:

  • developing a skilled and inclusive workforce
  • ensuring work is good for everyone
  • innovating to sustain and regenerate the planet
  • building thriving communities.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £53,820 – £74,520 per annum outside of London, with London weighting the salary for this role is £56,925 – £77,625 depending on experience.  Closing date: noon, 15 August 2022.

 

Head of Outreach, UK Student Recruitment, University of Greenwich

This post is a senior position within the Communications & Recruitment Directorate, responsible for providing effective leadership and management of the Outreach & Educational Partnerships team located with UK Student Recruitment.  The role will contribute to the development of student recruitment to deliver the University strategy, the Student Success sub-strategy, and the Partnerships sub-strategy.

The Head of Outreach role is key in supporting the university’s vision for growth and widening access, setting high standards and promoting a culture of excellence and ambition. The successful candidate will lead on the development of all aspects of the University’s Schools, Colleges and Communities Outreach Strategy, including the development of pathways into Higher Education, successful delivery of financial targets and fulfilment of commitments in the University’s Access and Participation Plan.  Working collaboratively with Faculties and Directorates will be key in delivering co-ordinated, date-led, sector leading quality outreach as an integral part of the applicant journey through extensive targeted digital and physical outreach activity both on and off campus.

You will require:

  • experience of developing, implementing, and evaluating management information, systems, processes, and technology to improve student recruitment across a large complex university
  • leadership experience of managing a large team
  • experience of making decisions, where these may have an impact on the organisation
  • detailed knowledge of schools, colleges and community group needs in relation to raising aspirations, skills development, career guidance and university recruitment.
  • experience of developing and implementing new pathway strategies within HE or a similar field
  • experience of using data and research to support decisions in product development that delivers organisational growth and/or change.

The role is based at our Avery Hill campus with flexibility for hybrid working from home and across all our campuses.  The current post holder will be taking a period of maternity leave and is expected to commence around mid-September 2022 for one year.

If you have any informal enquiries please contact Claire Matthews, Associate Director UK Student Recruitment c.chalmers@gre.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £51,799 to £60,022 plus £4872 London weighting per annum.  Closing date: 9 August 2022.

 

Access and Participation Programme Manager, Education and Student Experience, London South Bank University 

The University is seeking to appoint a programme manager to oversee the implementation and development of their Access and Participation Plan (APP).  Their APP contains their commitments to widening access and participation, and ensuring the best outcomes for their students.  It also reflects the work that they do in schools and colleges, both to encourage greater participation in higher education from underrepresented groups, and also how they seek to support schools to improve outcomes for students in pre-16 educational settings.

The APP Manager will be employed by London South Bank University, and line managed by the Associate PVC Education and Student Experience.  However, you will also be working with diverse colleagues across the institution, as well as having opportunities to collaborate with South Bank Academies and South Bank Colleges.

The APP Manager will be responsible for overseeing the activities contained within the APP, and ensuring that reports and evaluation outcomes are reported to relevant boards and committees on a regular basis.  You will be supported to develop and grow your own external network in this area, and to take up opportunities to share good practice with the wider sector. The University is operating a hybrid working model which means a mix of working on site and from home, confirmation of days worked on campus are arranged with the line manager.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £46,727 – £54,874 per annum, inclusive of £4,578 London Weighting.  Closing date: 14 August 2022.  Interview date: w/c 22 August 2022.

 

London Uni Connect (LUC) Project Manager, London South Bank University

The London Uni Connect partnership works with schools and colleges across London to increase awareness amongst young Londoners of the opportunities available in higher education; the partnership is based at London South Bank University.

The LUC Programme Manager will be based at London South Bank University, and will work closely with our network partners: AccessHE, Aimhigher London, and Linking London. You will be supported by an Evaluation and Data Manager, and will report to the Associate Pro Vice Chancellor Education and Student Experience.

You will engage regularly with the independent higher education regulator, the Office for Students, who fund the national Uni Connect programme.  Your role will be to ensure the operational delivery of the London Uni Connect programme, according to operational plan which is reviewed on an annual basis.

There will also be opportunities to develop collaborative work with wider networks across the UK, and so the post will be an excellent developmental opportunity for a candidate developing their career in widening access and participation, and related areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent project management skills, and knowledge of the education sector.  London Uni connect is particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with a strong commitment to widening access and participation, and ensuring equitable outcomes, for underrepresented groups in education.

Please note that the University is operating a hybrid working model which means a mix of working on site and from home, confirmation of days worked on campus are arranged with the line manager.  For informal enquiries please contact: Professor Tony Moss, Associate PVC Education and Student Experience, mossac@lsbu.ac.uk

Full-time basis, fixed term for 3 years in the first instance. Salary: £46,727 to £54,874 per annum, inclusive of £4,578 London Weighting.  Closing date: 14 August 2022.

 

Widening Participation Manager, Student and Academic Services, City University of London

The Widening Participation Manager will be the lead for widening participation at City, overseeing targeting, evaluation and the ongoing development of programs using an evidence-based approach.  You will manage the widening participation outreach team, support collaboration across the institution and with external partners, aligning and joining up the work of the team with City’s strategic direction, requirements from the OfS, student EDI, work on civic engagement and contextual admissions.

City’s Widening Participation Team empower underrepresented learners to access and succeed in higher education.  We deliver engaging and exciting programs aimed at preparing and supporting learners to make well informed choices about their future.

We strive to provide exciting and challenging experiences of university with a focus on early engagement, careers information, advice and guidance and attainment raising. City’s outreach activities are targeted to reach those who will most benefit, and where we can have the greatest impact.

You will have a thorough understanding of and commitment to widening participation, equality, diversity and inclusion and social justice, evidence through your work experience. You will be an experienced and motivational manager and leader, with the ability to work across City and beyond to create a network to support the progress and success of City’s widening participation outreach provision.  You will be creative and collaborative, with a commitment to an evidence-based approach, ongoing evaluation, and continual improvement.

Please contact sarah.wood.1@city.ac.uk for an informal conversation about this role.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £46,041 – £54,943 per annum.  Closing date: 14 August 2022.  Interviews are scheduled for 30th and 31st August.

 

Future Quest Programme Manage, University of the West of England

UWE is the lead partner in a collaborative outreach programme delivering an exciting range of activities to young people in Bristol aged 4-21+.  The programme, Future Quest, aims to increase participation in Higher Education by helping the young people gain new skills and confidence and to explore a range of possible futures.  The Future Quest Programme Manager will lead a programme team which spans all four Higher Education Institutions in the Bristol region to deliver innovative and impactful outreach, as well as managing funder and stakeholder relationships across the partnership.

You will be experienced in managing complex programmes or multiple projects with large budgets and demanding reporting requirements.  You will be highly skilled in planning and organising team workloads as well as your own, with excellent communication and relationship management skills and up to date sector knowledge of widening participation and further/higher education.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Hannah Tebbutt on 0117 328 5824 or email: Hannah2.Tebbutt@uwe.ac.uk

Full time, fixed term post, though available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.  Salary: £40,927 – £44,706 per annum.  Closing date: 14 August 2022.  Interviews: w/c 29 August 2022.

 

Data Manager (Careers & Student Success), Students & Education Department: Social Mobility & Widening Participation, King’s College London

The Data Manager (Careers & Student Success will sit within the What Works team in the Student Success division, supporting the work of King’s Careers & Employability, Widening Participation (WP) & Social Mobility, and Student Transitions & Outcomes.   The Student Success division is part of the wider Students & Education Directorate, a collection of wide-ranging professional services in place to support King’s students and their education. As a directorate we manage the student lifecycle from application to graduation and beyond, to ensure a coherent and seamless student experience and effective administrative processes, working closely with King’s faculties to do so.

This post is a key role within the Student Success Division focussed on taking an institution-wide approach to developing evidence-based analysis, monitoring, and enhancement of King’s careers and transition activities. The role will provide the university important insights through the analysis of key data sets, including Graduate Outcomes Survey, careers registration, continuation and attainment. This analysis will feed into regulatory and statutory commitments, including the Access & Participation Plan (APP) and the Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).

The postholder will also be the institutional lead for the Graduate Outcomes Survey and other careers data, and therefore, be responsible for making the statutory returns to HESA for the Graduate Outcomes Survey by building and improving the return process. They will be required to liaise with colleagues in Strategy, Planning & Analytics and Alumni Relations, responding to data requests and providing specialist advice when required.

Contact details: Aranee Manoharan (Senior Associate Director, King’s Careers & Employability), aranee.manoharan@kcl.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.   Salary: £40,386 – £47,414 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.  Closing date: 4 September 2022.

 

Student Experience Manager, Department of Management, London School Economics

The LSE’s Department of Management is seeking to appoint a highly committed and motivated Student Experience Manager to take lead responsibility for establishing and maintaining a thriving student community that drives student engagement, achievement, and satisfaction. This role will involve you working closely with staff, students and faculty, in a fast paced and dynamic work environment.  You will explore and lead on ways to develop and deliver creative initiatives and events to enhance student experience for the Department’s nine, full-time undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Your responsibilities will include the coordination of student engagement activities, the development and delivery of widening participation initiatives, student communications and the coordination of student study trips.

You should possess relevant events management experience in a student-facing role within the Higher Education sector. You will also have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work under your own initiative as well as within a team, and sound IT skills.  Should you have any queries about the role, please email Nicola Foster N.K.Foster@lse.ac.uk.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £38,313 – £46,148 per annum inclusive, with potential to progress to £49,614 pa inclusive of London allowance.  Closing date: 4 September 2022.

 

Project Manager, Educational Engagement, University of Leeds

The University is looking to recruit an experienced Project Manager to work with Professor Iyiola Solanke on “Generation Delta: Nurturing the next generation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E) female professors”, a 4-year project funded by the Office for Students / Research England to look into the access and success of women from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in post-graduate research programmes.

The Project Manager will play a key role in managing and co-ordinating this project and will be expected to have proven developed organisational skills. The role will be based in Leeds. You will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) as well as all team members to manage the delivery of the project. You will also work with the project team to draft regular project reports.

Do you have experience of providing managing multi-location projects? Are you a well organised individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Are you familiar with issues of race and gender equality in education and principles of widening participation?

To explore the post further or further queries to: Iyiola Solanke, Primary Investigator Generation Delta, Professor of EU Law and Social Justice and Dean, EDI, University of Leeds: i.solanke@leeds.ac.uk

Part time (0.5 fte), fixed term post until 31 January 2026.  Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. pro rata.  Closing date: 15 August 2022.

 

Academic Progression Officer, Department of Geography, Durham University

The purpose of the role is to provide a comprehensive confidential support service to undergraduate and postgraduate students (taught and research) to manage their academic progression needs, enabling them to navigate individual pathways that reflect their personal circumstances and support their wellbeing.  The Academic Progression Officer will be required to work closely with colleagues in colleges, University Counselling Service, Disability Support and Occupational Health, as well as with academic members of staff and representatives of the Board of Examiners, to ensure that students have access to all appropriate avenues of support and that individual pathways are geared towards assuring the best possible academic experience, whatever the challenges.

The purpose of the role is also to ensure coordination with relevant colleagues and services to innovate around welfare management and the development of proactive approaches to encouraging and supporting students to take responsibility for their own self-care, which incorporates approaches to academic study as well as psychological wellbeing.  It is expected that the post-holder will contribute to strategic thinking and work at Faculty and University level as well as within the department.

The role plays an essential role in providing assurance of equity in the way in which student support is provided and academic policies are applied, as well as in the department’s approach to supporting a diverse and inclusive community.  Responsibilities include:

  • recognised professional practitioner and service specialist
  • implement changes to the design and development of service processes, techniques and deliverables for one or more service strands or project streams
  • provide specialist expertise and support with complexity of data and information sources, interpretation and analysis
  • contribute to development of operational service activities to ensure excellence in the stakeholder experience
  • provide management for the operation of a stakeholder focussed service delivery area
  • manage and monitor service performance and provide metrics and reports to Service Heads, making recommendations as appropriate
  • participate in and monitor communities of practice and partnership working internally and externally
  • network and engage with external and internal stakeholders to gather feedback and identify future service needs, to ensure excellence in service provision
  • contribute to the development of operational and strategic plans and service level agreements.

Full Time, fixed term for 12 months.  Salary: £34,304 – £40,927 per annum (pro rata).  Closing date: 14 August 2022.

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Manager, Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey

Guildford School of Acting (GSA) at the University of Surrey is one of the most highly regarded conservatoires in the UK, with a vibrant community of performers, performance makers, creative practitioners and technicians graduating from our wide variety of programmes each year.  As well as providing professional training and study at undergraduate and postgraduate level, GSA also runs a Junior Conservatoire, a vibrant Saturday School and a number of other short courses, as well as a full programme of public productions and events.

The GSA is seeking an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Manager who will join us to continue our work developing a strategic and operational framework for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI); who will contribute to leadership for GSA EDI, and to EDI strategy and activity in the wider Faculty.  You will be pivotal in supporting ongoing cultural change and creating an inclusive environment, where all equality issues are firmly embedded within GSA’s procedures and practices, without exception.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for developing and implementing EDI strategies, policies and initiatives that will affect positive cultural and systemic change.  Some of these already exist (e.g. an Athena Swan action plan and Anti-Racism Action Plan), and they need to build and grow this work across all areas.  You will be a key part of promoting best practice in EDI, as well as acting as an ambassador for EDI, raising awareness and identifying priority areas for targeted action.

We are looking for a collaborative person who will work closely and supportively with staff across academic, professional and technical roles, students, key stakeholders and members of the School, Faculty and University committees as appropriate.

Location: Guildford.  For an informal discussion please contact Dr Catherine McNamara, Head of GSA at c.mcnamara@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £33,719 – £40,237 per annum.  Closing date: 22 August 2022.

 

Widening Participation Senior Officer (Outreach for Medicine & Dentistry), Students & Education Department: Social Mobility & Widening, King’s College London

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to support young people from underrepresented backgrounds to access and thrive in higher education. The role supports students applying to university and aspiring to study medicine, dentistry or healthcare courses. This includes navigating the additionally complex application process required for medical and dental schools.  The role involves leading the development of clinical skills sessions within the Year 7 – 9 King’s Scholars programme, working with colleagues to project manage the K+ Year 12 – 13 Medicine and Dentistry streams, and co-leading outreach for medicine & dentistry work experience support and summer schools. This role is an opportunity to grow your skills in project management, event delivery and collaboration.  Applications are encouraged from candidates who have experience from both within and outside of the Higher Education sector where they can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.

The Social Mobility & Widening Participation Department is part of the wider Students & Education Directorate, a collection of wide-ranging professional services in place to support King’s students and their education. As a directorate they manage the student lifecycle from application to graduation and beyond, to ensure a coherent and seamless student experience and effective administrative processes, working closely with King’s faculties to do so.  This is currently a hybrid working role with both work from home and on campus. The role will be based in our department, currently on the Waterloo campus. Contact details: Abi Robertson – Widening Participation Manager (Partnerships), abi.robertson@kcl.ac.uk

Full-time fixed-term post until mid-April 2024.  Salary: £33,114 – £37,804 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.  Closing date: 4 September 2022.

 

Outreach Manager IESAM, University of Newcastle

As Outreach Manager, you will lead the development, delivery and evaluation of an outreach strategy for IESAM. You will be responsible for the coordination of knowledge and skills transfer between education providers to enable the core vision of the project. You will deliver outreach activities for the consortia, in partnership with UniConnect, which promote wider participation and inclusive access to PEMD vocational pathways.

The Institute of Electrification and Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (IESAM) is a consortium which will develop a flexible, high-quality Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) training pipeline. The consortium, led by Newcastle University, consists of the North East Institute of Technology (a partnership of Further Education colleges, Newcastle University and industry led by New College Durham) and other universities and colleges in the region.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Laura Thomson, Head of Business, Innovation & Skills via e-mail to Laura.Thomson@ncl.ac.uk

Full time, fixed term post for three years.   Salary: £32,348 – £34,308 with progression to £42,155 per annum.  Closing date: 31 August 2022.

 

Student Support & Progression Officer, Statistics. University of Warwick

The Student Support & Progression Officer will work as part of the Department’s Student Support Team, undertaking a lead role in the development and delivery of pastoral and study-related support to undergraduate, masters and visiting students, promoting student wellbeing, engagement with the teaching and learning experience, and facilitating the fulfilment of academic potential.  This newly created, pivotal role will take the lead in providing wellbeing support for students facing personal and academic issues and will underpin the Department’s student support strategy by planning, delivering, and reviewing initiatives to bolster the welfare and maximise the progression and potential of our students.
This is a busy and important role which will centre around providing direct support to students experiencing difficulties affecting their learning, meeting students to listen, empathise, guide and signpost to wider student support services to resolve issues.  This role will work closely with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Student Experience and Progression and the Taught Programmes Manager, being a key member of the Student Support Office.  The post-holder will be at the forefront of planning and delivering a programme of activities and initiatives designed to support student wellbeing and will have the opportunity to contribute towards Departmental strategy in maximising student academic progression.

The successful candidate will a resilient, compassionate, and resourceful person with the ability to work well in a team, and under their own initiative, and show a strong track record of working with and providing support to students and will have demonstrable ability and resilience to organise a busy workload and to juggle competing priorities.
The ability to remain calm when faced with sensitive issues is a key component of the role as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build rapport, handle confidential information and situations appropriately, and liaise with staff and students in a sensitive, diplomatic, and professional manner.
A high degree of IT literacy and the ability to work across the MS Office suite and management information systems (such as Tabula) are a must, as well as the ability to analyse and present statistical information.
Informal enquiries to find out more about the role can be directed to David Kinmond, Taught Programmes Manager d.kinmond@warwick.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £31,406 – £40,927 per annum. Closing Date: 16 August 2022.

 

Impact and Evaluation Officer, Marketing and Advancement, Loughborough University

This is a new position designed to manage and support the evaluation of student access and participation initiatives across the whole student lifecycle. The Impact and Evaluation Officer will involve interaction with a wide range of colleagues across the University, and the development of close relationships with those working in outreach, student support, planning and careers teams. Central to this role is designing and delivering high quality evaluations, as well as embedding the use of best practice more widely. The post-holder will be expected to make a proactive contribution to identifying what works in student access and participation both internally and externally through engagement with the sector.

We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in these roles, which require experience of undertaking qualitative and quantitative research or evaluation.  We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation.

For informal enquiries regarding this post please contact Mandy Crow, Access and Participation Manager m.crow@lboro.ac.uk.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £31,406 – £40,927 per annum. Closing date: 31 August 2022.  Interviews: 22 September 2022

 

Evaluation Manager, Student Recruitment, Edge Hill University,

The Evaluation Manager will lead the Widening Access and Participation Team and the wider university to design and deliver effective mixed method evaluations of their APP interventions, so we can demonstrate the impact of our work.  They will work across the student lifecycle of:

  • access to Higher Education (widening the participation of students from underrepresented student groups)
  • success within Higher Education (improving the continuation and attainment of underrepresented student groups)
  • progression from Higher Education (improving the graduate outcomes of underrepresented student groups)

This is an exciting opportunity for an Evaluation Manager to have a real impact using mixed method evaluation skills to support the delivery of our Access and Participation Plan.  The Evaluation Manager is a key post within the Widening Access and Participation Team.  This team lead on the development and implementation of the university’s Access and Participation Plan (APP) to support students from underrepresented groups into and through their higher education journey.

As an Evaluation Manager, you will have experience of working within a Widening Access and Participation focused role, with knowledge of the Office for Students evaluation requirements, and the Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT). You also have demonstrable knowledge and experience of using socio-demographic data to interpret evaluation findings.  You will be a confident evaluator, with knowledge of effective practices and methods relating to qualitative and quantitative evaluation, and a proven ability to evaluate interventions/programmes.

You can effectively influence colleagues to help in the fulfilment of our APP by confidently leading others to follow the evaluation approaches required by the regulator, the Office for Students.  You are a natural collaborator who is able to plan and organise own workload, manage competing or evolving priorities to meet deadlines, and to work professionally within a large complex organisation with minimal supervision.  You have excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills with an ability to engage effectively and positively across a range of teams and departments, and with external stakeholders

Location Ormskirk, West Lancashire.  For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Emma Hall, Interim Head of Access and Participation, emma.hall@edgehill.ac.uk.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £31,406 – £34,304 per annum.  Closing date: 18 August 2022.

 

Student Recruitment and Access Officer (Colleges), Global Recruitment & Admissions, University of Reading

The Global Recruitment team (within Global Recruitment and Admissions) is responsible for the recruitment of undergraduates and postgraduates and for widening participation.

With a focus on students currently in FE or dedicated sixth form colleges, this maternity cover will be responsible for the project management and delivery of effective recruitment and outreach activity specifically targeted at increasing quality applications to the University of Reading from those in under-represented groups. The Student Recruitment and Access Officer (Colleges) will offer information to prospective students in colleges about routes to higher education generally, and the University of Reading specifically, and will have a responsibility for the identification, development and promotion of activity to raise awareness of opportunities to access to University of Reading courses with alternative qualifications (to A levels and the IB). You will work (with input from colleagues) to identify progression options to University of Reading courses from college provision and will develop and deliver a range of talks and events (in person and digitally) to support awareness of these identified routes and our wider portfolio.  You will have:

  • demonstrable knowledge of the UK higher education sector and the student recruitment cycle
  • demonstrable understanding and in-depth knowledge UK tertiary education sector and FE college environment, including knowledge of broad range of Level 3 qualifications aside from A levels
  • experience working in UK Student Recruitment, Outreach or similar role with post 16 students ​​​​​​​
  • outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of people and to inspire trust and confidence
  • strong presentation skills
  • experience meeting strategic objectives​​​​​​​.

For more information contact Amy Fairbrother, Student Recruitment and Access Manager a.fairbrother@reading.ac.uk or on 0118 378 3832

Full-time, fixed term maternity cover post.  Salary: £31,406- £40,927 per annum.  Closing date: 14 August 2022.

 

Widening Participation Senior Officer (Outreach for Medicine & Dentistry), Students & Education Department: Social Mobility & Widening, King’s College London

The Widening Participation Senior Officer role supports young people from underrepresented backgrounds applying to university and aspiring to study medicine, dentistry or healthcare courses.  This includes navigating the additionally complex application process required for medical and dental schools.

The role involves leading the development of clinical skills sessions within their Year 7 – 9 King’s Scholars programme, working with colleagues to project manage the K+ Year 12 – 13 Medicine and Dentistry streams, and co-leading outreach for medicine & dentistry work experience support and summer schools:

  • co-leading the project management of work experience and admissions support for prospective medicine and dentistry students
  • maintaining good working relationships with a range of colleagues and partners including schools, academics, local hospital Trusts, medical and dentistry schools, admissions and current students employed as ambassadors
  • collecting and analysing data to report annually on programme effectiveness.
  • managing project budgets
  • supporting with the organisation and delivery of the Department’s summer schools.

Applications are encouraged from candidates who have experience from both within and outside of the Higher Education sector where they can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.

This is a full-time post, but applications from candidates seeking a flexible work pattern within their 10am to 4pm service operating hours are welcome.  Currently a hybrid working role with both work from home and on campus, the role will be based in the department, currently on the Waterloo campus.  Contact details: Abi Robertson Widening Participation Manager (Partnerships), abi.robertson@kcl.ac.uk

Full time, fixed term for 18 months post.  Salary: £33,114 – £37,804 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.  Closing date: 28 August 2022.

 

Widening Participation Officer, Student and Registry Services, University College London

The Access and Widening Participation Office leads on the development and implementation of UCL’s strategies to widen access to UCL from underrepresented groups.  The Widening Participation Officer is responsible for delivering projects to address long-term barriers to higher education, particularly attainment of young people from underrepresented groups.  They coordinate and deliver a range of attainment raising and IAG programmes for young people from primary school age to Year 11.

Applicants should have experience of coordinating projects, programmes or events, as well as experience of working with children and young people, and schools. A positive and practical approach to work, problem solving skills, and the ability to prioritise a high volume of complex work effectively are key requirements for the role.  The successful candidate will be a strong communicator, verbally and in writing, and will have the ability to tailor communications for a range of audiences, including children, young people and their families.

We are operating hybrid working and you will have the opportunity to work remotely for up to 3 days a week if you wish.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Jennifer Whitney at j.whitney@ucl.ac.uk

Full time permanent post.  Salary: £29,802 to £34,867 per annum (inclusive of London allowance).  Closing date: 15 Aug 2022.

 

LEAPS Development Officer, University of Edinburgh

LEAPS is looking for a Development Officer to join the LEAPS team www.leapsonline.org, delivering their programme with 73 schools in south east Scotland.

The Development Officer will deliver the range of widening participation activity with the LEAPS team. This post holder’s responsibilities will be split between supporting the LEAPS Transitions Course (www.leapsonline.org/transitions-course) and wider LEAPS activities.  LEAPS is a widening participation in Higher Education Programme which covers the south east of Scotland. LEAPS works with 73 state secondary schools across 8 local authority areas and delivers the Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP).  This is a full-time post based at the University of Edinburgh. We would welcome secondments for this role.  Your skills and attributes for success:

  • familiarity with and a commitment to the widening participation agenda.
  • experience of, or interest in, transition and bridging activities in higher education.
  • experience of coordinating projects.
  • experience of delivering one to one advice and guidance.
  • experience of delivering workshops and presentations to young people or students.
  • Eeperience of working with variety of agencies, academics and/or partners.
  • proven ability to work constructively as part of a team.

Full time fixed term post until 31st July 2023 (in the first instance).  Salary: £28,756 – £33,309 per annum.  Closing date: 12 August 2022.

 

Widening Participation Officer, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Churchill College seeks to recruit a Widening Participation Officer to strengthen the existing Admissions team.
The Widening Participation Officer has three primary duties, all of which will be completed under the management of the Lead Admissions Tutor, and in co-operation with the Senior Tutor, Admissions Tutors, and Admissions Officer:

  • to build and maintain the College’s links with schools and colleges with a view to reaching out to and recruiting high-quality undergraduate students, especially from among under-represented groups
  • to assist with the administration of the annual undergraduate admissions process and the admission of new students
  • to lead the development and delivery of outreach and recruitment resources and activities, both in-person and online.
    At different points in the year, this post involves a good deal of routine administration, as well as a great variety of interactions with others. Close liaison with academic and non-academic colleagues in Churchill and Cambridge is required, as well as very good communication with schools and colleges, and with individual would-be applicants and their supporters. Some evening and weekend work will be essential.  The post-holder will need to be willing to travel extensively and will likely have to stay away from Cambridge on a number of nights each year.
    This role would suit an outgoing, highly-organised, capable, and educationally-minded graduate with excellent communication, administrative, and IT skills. An understanding of university admissions would be ideal, optimally in Cambridge. Possession of a current UK driving licence is highly desirable.  There will be peaks and troughs in workload across the year with times when additional hours will need to be worked and times where fewer hours will need to be worked.

Churchill is situated just outside the city centre on a superb 42-acre site, it is an academic community of nearly 500 undergraduates, around 400 postgraduates, and more than 200 Fellows.  Its foundation specified a particular mission in mathematics, science and technology but it also has many students in the arts and humanities, and academic performance is outstanding across the board. Its student body is notably diverse, including a high proportion of students from UK state schools and colleges, and from under-represented backgrounds.
Additional info, please contact the HR Administrator on T: 01223 331637 or via email at hr@chu.cam.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £28,305 – £38,040 per annum.  Closing date: 24 August 2022.

 

Teaching, Learning and Students Coordinator, Faculty and Student Partnerships, University of Manchester

We are currently looking for a Teaching Learning and Students Coordinator to be part of our collaborative team at University of Manchester Library (one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK). This post will focus on teaching and student support, with an emphasis on academic and information literacy skills. The role also requires excellent organisational skills, to support administrative activities around our programmes and services. Other duties will include participation in the quality assurance processes of the team’s training materials and working closely with the Library’s Student Team in the delivery of services and support.

This role is predominantly campus based, however as the University of Manchester supports hybrid working there is some flexibility for remote working.

We welcome applicants from any background and role, within the higher education sector or in other areas focusing on education and student support.

A key role of the Library is supporting students and staff at Manchester and in the wider community to access, analyse and explore its collections, resources and expertise. The Teaching, Learning and Students (TLS) team leads the way on Library teaching activity and student support and is the home of the award winning My Learning Essentials and the My Research EssentialsSpecialist Library Support services and Widening Access programmes. The TLS team is part of the Directorate for Faculty and Student Partnerships and works closely with colleagues in Customer Services and Engagement, in addition to teaching staff throughout the Library and University.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews email Neil Sprunt: neil.sprunt@manchester.ac.uk

Full time, fixed term post until 31 July 2023.  Salary: £27,924 – £32,344 Per annum.  Closing date: 10 August 2022.

 

Widening Access Officers (2 posts), Student Recruitment, Edge Hill University

The Widening Access Officer is a key post within the University’s Widening Access and Participation team, this team lead on the development and implementation of the university’s Access and Participation Plan (APP) to support students from underrepresented groups into and through their higher education journey.

In this role you will support the University to further its Widening Access objectives, and achieve the targets and strategic aims outlined in our Access and Participation Plan (APP) through the development, delivery and evaluation of a range of targeted programmes and events for prospective widening participation student groups.  The student groups you will be working with will include Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students, care leaver, care experienced and estranged students, disabled students and mature students.

As a Widening Access Officer, you should have experience of working with students from a wide variety of backgrounds.  You will be a creative, dynamic and proactive person who is willing to work and build effective working relationships with a range of key stakeholders.  You are able to work independently, being responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of new and existing programmes and activity to support our APP.  You also have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to meet shared objectives and enthuse colleagues.

You can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including well developed negotiation, influencing and networking skills.  You have proven IT skills to support efficient communication, organisation and recording of information.  You will adopt a positive and flexible approach to work with an ability and willingness to travel throughout the North West and further afield, spend periods away from home, and to work some evenings and weekends as required

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Emma Hall, Interim Head of Access and Participation at emma.hall@edgehill.ac.uk

1 Permanent, 1 Fixed Term for 12 months posts.  Salary: £27,924 – £30,497 per annum. Closing date: 25 August 2022.

 

Widening Participation Officer, Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement, Oxford Brookes University

The Widening Participation Officer will work as part of the Access Projects team within the Access & Outreach team.  The post holder will liaise with academic colleagues from the Oxford Brookes Business School to deliver sustained and intensive outreach projects for students from under-represented groups.  The UK Recruitment & Partnerships Team delivers targeted recruitment and partnership programmes and activity that inform and attract potential students to the University.

The Widening Participation Officer will be one of four members of staff, each with responsibility for delivering activities aimed at increasing the number of under-represented students studying in one of the four faculties.  This will involve organising events, delivering talks and workshops to young people, and communicating with a range of stakeholders including schools, colleges and faculty colleagues.  Our work is wide-ranging: from raising aspirations to higher education and pre-application advice to work in support of transition to the University.  Our focus is on working collaboratively and building relationships: with communities, schools, colleges and other university partners to facilitate progression routes to higher education and to Oxford Brookes University.

The Widening Participation Officers will also work together to support delivery of the Brookes Engage programme, to coordinate an online mentoring scheme for offer-holders, and to support other widening participation initiatives.  This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled professional who is experience of working with young people, preferably in a widening participation or advice and guidance context.

Queries regarding the role please contact the recruiting manager Eve Woollett, via macmailbox@brookes.ac.uk for an informal conversation about this role.

Full time, fixed term 12 month post.  Salary: £27,924 rising to £30,497 per annum.  Closing date: 9 August 2022.

 

Market Insight Officer, Marketing and Advancement, Loughborough University

Based within the University’s Market Research Team, the Market Insight Officer, will involve working closely with colleagues across Marketing & Advancement and the wider University. The post-holder will be responsible for a range of market insight activities that inform the University’s marketing and student recruitment activities. They will support research activities into new programme development, provide insights on market trends and coordinate competitor monitoring activity. The post-holder will also be responsible for running our in-house Student Opinion Panel and will therefore have the opportunity to engage with current students through facilitation of focus groups and surveys.

We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in these roles, which require experience of undertaking qualitative and quantitative research or evaluation.  We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation.

For informal enquiries regarding this post please contact Abigail Loney, Market Research Manager a.a.loney@lboro.ac.uk.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £25,627 – £30,497 per annum. Closing date: 14 August 2022.  Interviews: 31 August 2022.

 

Outreach Officer – Student Services, Exeter College

A proactive and enthusiastic individual is required to join the Uniconnect team, delivering Higher Education outreach activities to secondary school and college students from ages 13 to 18 years.  This post will be based with the Future Steps Team at Exeter College, who provide careers education, information, advice and guidance for the 16-18 learners at the college.  The Outreach Officer will primarily coordinate and deliver activities with16-18-year-old students at the College as well supporting work with Years 9-11 in the College’s central Exeter feeder schools.

The post holder will also liaise with colleagues across Uniconnect and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the post-holder will receive guidance and meet reporting requirements from the central Uniconnect team based at Plymouth University, to ensure that the project

Uniconnect, also known as ‘Next Steps’ is a collaborative project comprising of universities and FE/HE colleges in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.  This project is funded by the Office for Students to encourage awareness of, and access to, Higher Education for young people from target groups in schools and colleges where progression to Higher Education is currently lower than average.

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ed Sweatman on 01392 400424.

Full time, fixed term post until 31 August 2023.  Salary: £22,847 – £25,627 per annum.  Closing date: 9 August 2022.

 

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