Vacancies

 

Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions, University of Plymouth

The University is seeking an individual with extensive experience and proven success in student recruitment within a higher education setting and who will lead their UK student recruitment and admissions functions as part of the External Relations directorate.

The Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions will work alongside senior colleagues in ER, including Marketing, Communications, Development and International teams, and will contribute extensively towards developing and delivering the ER Strategy as part of the University’s overall 2030 Strategy.

You will be a strong leader, with a proactive approach to relationship management and the ability to build credibility both internally and externally.  You will have evidenced experience of growing market share across a diverse portfolio and a strong knowledge and understanding of both recruitment and admissions functions, including CRM, events, outreach and widening participation, and related policies / activities.  Importantly, you will have an evidenced-based approach to all your work and will use data and market intelligence to inform your plans.  You will be expected to exercise substantial initiative, judgement and adaptability and will have a relevant degree (or equivalent).  In return, you will be joining a superb team at an exciting time as the University’s size and reputation are growing rapidly.  For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Patricia Murchie by email at patricia.murchie@plymouth.ac.uk.

Full-time permanent post. Salary: competitive.  Closing Date: 22 May 2022.

 

Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Leeds

The role of Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) is a new senior appointment, created to support the delivery of our ambitious new EDI strategy.  Reporting directly to the Chief People & Culture Officer with a dotted line to the University Secretary, you will be responsible for the professional leadership of the EDI agenda, working in partnership with our two Academic Deans of EDI and other (cognate) deans and professional services directors – see diagram below.  You will also work closely with our students’ union (LUU).

The remit of the role includes EDI responsibilities relating to staff, students, partners and civic engagement.  You will be a member of the Equality & Inclusion Board and the Equality & Inclusion Delivery Board, ensuring that our key internal stakeholders are involved in, and own, the delivery of EDI action plans.  You will engage with faculty and service E&I Committees, staff networks and other key groups to advance the EDI agenda.

Internally, you will be influential, engaging and empathetic, ensuring that our leaders and all members of the University community are focused on supporting the delivery of our EDI strategic objectives.  Drawing on scholarly and professional expertise, you will work with the Deans of EDI and other senior leaders to shape and deliver a range of EDI initiatives and, working collaboratively, you will share responsibility for developing a culture of inclusivity and belonging, acknowledging that all perspectives make a valuable contribution to our environment.  Externally, you will be a credible and respected EDI leader who can influence policy through engagement and collaboration at a national level, working with sector peers and third party organisations.

You will have significant EDI expertise and experience and will bring strategic thinking, leadership credibility and influencing skills to shape and deliver sustainable change.  You will oversee the Equality & Inclusion Unit, its function and activities, including those relating to regulatory requirements and legal responsibilities.

Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to the University of Leeds. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: Grade 7 competitive.  Closing date: 30 May 2022.

 

Deputy Head of Admissions (Undergraduate), University of Law

As Deputy Head of Admissions (Undergraduate) reporting into the Head of Admissions you will take responsibility for the day-to-day management of undergraduate admissions, providing a fast and efficient applicant service that is responsive to the evolving needs of identified target audiences and grounded in the principles of customer service excellence.

You will be a crucial senior member of staff within the Admissions Department as part of the Management Team. Working collaboratively to not only motivate and inspire the undergraduate admissions team, but to also lead and steer the team through the next period of significant growth.

As a leader within the Admissions Department, you will be driving best practice and supporting the University’s ambition of becoming the University of choice to the professions.  The University of Law is one of the UK’s longest-established specialist providers of legal education, having trained more practising lawyers in the UK than anyone else.  Over the past 5 years the University of Law has doubled student enrolments to over 16,000 and continues to grow by diversifying further in our offering of different programmes, locations and study modes.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mark Kane, Head of Admissions Mark.Kane@Law.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £48,000 per annum.  Closing date: 29 May.

 

Widening Participation Projects Manager, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our Widening Participation agenda which includes having a pivotal role in helping us shape and implement the new MMUH Learning Campus, supporting career and education pathways to meet current and future Trust workforce needs.   The overall Widening Participation agenda focuses on a range of areas including our Ofsted ‘Good’ rated accredited Apprenticeship Provision and Widening Participation Projects.  This role is focused on the Projects and will also need to work closely with the Widening Participation Apprenticeship Manager, supporting links across the two areas.

Working within People and Organisation Development the Widening Participation Projects Manager will lead on shaping, developing and implementing our offer across the areas of community engagement for employment and regeneration to support our anchor organisation ambitions, and opportunities that feed into apprenticeships and talent management/career progression.

You will be working on raising the profile of the service and helping our people and communities to thrive at work, offering a diverse range of support and learning interventions including our Healthcare Overseas Professionals and Live & Work programmes which respectively support unemployed clinically trained refugees and migrants in Sandwell and West Birmingham to find routes to employment including working in the NHS, and people at risk of homelessness into paid work and training.

You will need to work closely with leads across the organisation, region and community stakeholders to engage and influence with creative solutions to achieve our ambitious aims and targets to support our local communities and ultimately the delivery of safe, high-quality care for our patients.

You will have an excellent track record of achieving results in a fast paced, large, complex organisation environment; excellent interpersonal, networking, influencing, and stakeholder engagement skills alongside a creative approach, development of funding streams, strong project management skills and experience in the strategic alignment and quality assurance of training and education pathways.

This role will enable you to realise your passion for supporting local people and local regeneration through development and routes into employment, whilst also helping us to realise our Anchor Organisation ambitions.  This role works across all our Trust sites and community locations and whilst initially located at The Learning Works in Unett Street, Smethwick it is envisaged that the location will move to the new Learning Campus once opened on the Grove Lane new hospital site (virtually across the road).   We support flexible working and are currently operating a hybrid model of home and office-based working.

Permanent, full-time post.  Salary: £47,126 – £53,219 per annum per annum.  Closing date: 29 May 2022.

 

Widening Participation Manager, Student Recruitment, Goldsmiths, University of London

This is an exciting time to work at Goldsmiths and build on our existing partnerships and achievements to lead a new Widening Participation team.

The Widening Participation Manager will lead a team of staff (3 FTE equivalent) to implement widening participation initiatives and programmes that make a positive impact for pre-16, post-16, and mature students.  The team undertakes a range of work – schools and colleges liaison, summer schools (day and residential), on-campus visits, raising academic attainment, progression schemes, student mentoring, and subject conferences.

This role will involve working closely with our internal stakeholders (heads of department, academics and colleagues in the Student Success directorate) and partners and suppliers, such as the Brilliant Club, AimHigher London, Linking London, virtual schools, and HEAT.

You should have a good awareness and understanding of the needs of under-represented groups. This may include mature students, students with disabilities, first in family to go to HE, care experienced students, students from Low Progression Neighbourhoods, students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and students estranged from their families.

We are looking for someone with a range of skills, who is able to manage people and resources, analyse and interpret widening participation metrics and data, implement the Theory of Change, influence and enthuse colleagues, prepare effective plans and strategies, manage budgets, and negotiate and agree shared objectives.

Due to the timings and locations of events and meetings, the role holder must be able to work and travel outside regular office hours, when required.  The current working pattern is a mix of working from home and working on campus.  The appointed candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check. Contact Details: Elizabeth McCullough, e.mccullough@gold.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £39,895 – £44,440 per annum.  Closing date: 29 May 2022.

 

Deputy Head of Widening Participation – Access, Communications, Marketing and Advancement, University of Sussex

The Deputy Head of Widening Participation leads on the operational management of the Widening Participation Access programme, contributing to the development of the OfS Access and Participation plans, the governance of the APP and the achievement of the University’s Access targets.  The role also acts as the lead on various projects including the effective use of HEAT (the Higher education Access Tracker), implementation of the NERUPI evaluative framework and project documentation.  The role has responsibility for the oversight of Partnerships, Outreach, Events and Ambassador programmes ensuring our work is evaluated, is cost effective and is delivered to a high standard.  The post when required also deputises for the Head of Widening Participation.

The Deputy Head of Widening Participation, Access significantly supports both their strategic aims and our values by leading on the operational management of the Access programme.  The role ensures that our outreach programmes are carefully designed, developed and delivered to encourage, inspire, and inform those underrepresented in Higher Education.  To be successful in this role you will need significant experience of:

  • Developing and delivering Widening Participation activities in an HE setting
  • Building excellent working relationships in educational and/or third sector organisations
  • Excellent team leadership and operational management skills
  • Effective project and budget management skills.

Contact Samantha Dunnett, Head of Widening Participation, (s.n.dunnett@sussex.ac.uk) for informal enquiries.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £42,149 – £50,296 per annum.  Closing date:  23 May 2022.

 

Senior Student Welcome and Induction Officer (Transitions), University College London
As a key member of the Student Welcome and Induction team, the Senior Student Welcome and Induction Officer (Transitions) is responsible for leading the coordination and development of the UCL Transition Programme for first-year undergraduate students.  The Transition Programme is a mentoring scheme, where second- or third-year students are matched to first year students within the same department.  The mentors provide support and help new students settle in during their first term.
The post-holder will also develop and implement new welcome and induction activities, particularly focusing on pre-arrival support and support for specific groups of students.  Working with Professional Services and academic departments and faculties, the post-holder must ensure there is a coordinated and consistent approach to delivering Welcome and Induction activities, both online and in person.
For more information, please view our New Students website to see the information and activities coordinated by the Student Welcome and Induction team here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/students/new-students.
You will have experience of coordinating projects or events, and of liaising with internal staff within a large and complex organisation. You will have proven administrative experience gained in a people-focused environment and can influence and motivate staff.  Excellent interpersonal and people management skills are essential, as is the ability to pay meticulous attention to detail and deliver service standards.  Experience of running a mentoring programme or similar large scale student activity would be desirable.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Amy York by email a.york@ucl.ac.uk or by phone 020 3108 7619.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £36,770 – £44,388 per annum.  Closing Date: 23 May 2022.

 

Senior Development Manager – Individuals, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Our Development Department exists to ensure that the most talented students can access our pioneering and practice-led training in the dramatic arts, regardless of their personal or financial circumstances.  Our team secures philanthropic and in-kind support to provide vital funding for scholarships, bursaries and our widening participation programme.  Like many organisations, we have been significantly impacted by Covid-19 in 2020 and last year, we launched Stage Critical, a four-year campaign to raise £3.2m to strengthen and future-proof our work.

We are therefore seeking a new Senior Development Manager – Individuals to join us.

Reporting to the Head of Development, the Senior Development Manager – Individuals will play a critical role in building relationships with individual supporters, and review and enhance our regular giving schemes to develop attractive pathways towards our major gifts programme.  Supported by a Development Manager, you will have experience of securing donations from individuals and/or members, and delivering excellent stewardship that engages and retains supporters.  Your ability to build relationships and engage supporters, and your demonstrably excellent interpersonal skills will underpin your success in this role.

 

In return, you will have ample opportunity for progression, exposure to campaign fundraising and direct appeals, as well as strategic philanthropy.  At an exciting time for RADA, under a new principal Niamh Dowling and new Chair Marcus Ryder, to deliver a vision for the future of a world leading academy in dramatic arts training, this is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual to take a step-up.

Permanent, full-time post.  Salary: £35,000 – £42,000 per annum plus benefits.  Closing Date: 9am, 27 May 2022.

 

Widening Participation Officer, Student Experience Directorate, multiple vacancies, Goldsmith University of London

The Widening Participation Team leads Goldsmiths’ work with under-represented groups and delivers a range of initiatives and programmes for pre-16, post-16, and mature students.

As well as building strong links with schools and colleges by delivering workshops and activities in schools/colleges, on campus, and online, each officer in the team also manages a number of projects. In 21/22, projects for the team included holiday clubs (art and design, and creative writing for KS3 and KS4 students), GoldFutures Mentoring (Year 10), Alchemy (music and mentoring programme for students at risk of exclusion), Team Up Tutoring (academic attainment), De:Construct (subject conference for Year 12 students), Brilliant Club Scholars, Accessing HE (series of online webinars for post-16 and mature students), Goldsmiths Pathway Scheme (progression scheme for Year 12 students), Aimhigher London events and collaborations, and the LPN network. We are currently recruiting to more than one Widening Participation Officer role, and the Widening Participation Manager will discuss and agree project allocations.

This is an interesting and varied role that would suit someone who enjoys working with young people, teachers, community groups, and academics. Due to the timings of school and community events, the role holder must be able to work and travel outside normal office hours (early mornings, evenings and at weekends).  The current working pattern is a mix of working from home and working on campus.

For any informal queries, contact, Elizabeth McCullough, e.mccullough@gold.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £34,919 – £37,817 per annum.  Closing date: 6 June 2022.

 

Widening Participation Manager (maternity cover), St George’s, University of London

This maternity cover position presents a fantastic opportunity for a widening participation professional to take on a senior role in a committed, focused team.  The Widening Participation Manager will be responsible for designing, developing and delivering a range of activities for primary and secondary school students from under-represented groups.

Key attributes of the successful applicant (no more than 50 words) include:

  • a strong commitment to equity of access in higher education
  • successful track record of working in widening participation
  • experience of designing, delivering and evaluating activities for young people
  • strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • enthusiasm and personal initiative to solve problems .

Full time, fixed term post.  Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 plus London Allowance of £3,195 per annum. Closing date: 29 May 2022 

 

Inclusive Education Tutor, Student Success and Academic Skills, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire

The purpose of the post is to work collaboratively with the rest of the SSAS team, and with colleagues across the school, to facilitate student engagement and progress within their programmes of studies.  As a central part of the role, the Inclusive Education Tutor will be expected to deliver academic support sessions for students on an individual and group basis; to design, lead and undertake activities which will enhance levels of student engagement and success and to develop a suite of resources for staff and students to support an inclusive learning experience.  The role will also have a specific focus on inclusive education and providing expertise as the School works towards addressing awarding gaps within its programmes.  You will provide opportunities for students to work independently towards the development of academic skills through provision of quality online resources and learning tasks and contribute to the one-to-one support and small group tutorials provision that SSAS provide to students.

You will provide opportunities for students to work independently towards the development of academic skills through provision of quality online resources and learning tasks and contribute to the one-to-one support and small group tutorials provision that SSAS provide to students.

We particularly encourage applications from BAME candidates to tackle staff under-representation where it exists and better reflect our diverse student cohort.  Appointment to the role will be based on strength of application and experience.

For an informal chat or any queries email Amandip Bisel, FHEA, Academic Skills and Student Success Lead: a.bisel@herts.ac.uk

Permanent, 0.6 fte post.  Salary: £34,304-£40,927 pro rata per annum depending on skills and experience.  Closing date: 26 May 2022.

 

Senior Analyst (Access & Participation), Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University is looking for an experienced data analyst to lead on the production of high quality analytics and insight that will help to inform activity related to improving the opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education.  This is an exciting new role with a dedicated remit for access and participation. The Senior Analyst (Access and Participation) will be based within the Modelling, Analysis and Resource Planning team in the Division of Strategic Change and Planning, but will work closely with colleagues from across the university. The immediate team is relatively small but supportive and enthusiastic and you can expect to be provided with some training and mentoring.

The role would suit someone with a strong background in statistics and the analysis and reporting of data, and with an ability to effectively communicate findings to a range of stakeholders. Experience of working in higher education, particularly in relation to access and participation data sets would be advantageous but not essential.

For an informal discussion contact Michael Panagopulos: mpanagopulos@brookes.ac.uk

The role is full-time and permanent.  Salary: £32,344, rising annually to £35,326 per annum.   Closing date: 5 June 2002.

 

Widening Participation Data and Impact Coordinator, The London School of Economics and Political Science

The Widening Participation Data and Impact Coordinator will be key to the delivery of the Widening Participation team’s monitoring and evaluation strategy.  The Post Holder will support the Deputy Head of WP to ensure that appropriate, effective and rigorous evaluation takes place across all our programmes and will be responsible for maintaining a wide range of data and impact related processes, at both an operational and strategic level.  The post-holder will also track and analyse data and the educational outcomes of WP programme participants to assess their impact in the short and longer term, to ensure delivery on priorities detailed in the LSE’s Access and Participation Plan and within the School’s strategy, LSE 2030.

Candidates should have:

  • general knowledge of UK education and widening participation issues
  • knowledge and understanding of a range of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation techniques
  • experience of managing, manipulating and analysing large datasets using appropriate software such as Excel, Tableau, SPSS or Stata
  • experience of working with data and reports in a CRM or similar databases
  • the ability to collate, analyse and present a wide range of information and data to specification, for monitoring and reporting purposes.

Should you have any queries about the role, please email Alice King, Deputy Head of Widening Participation, at a.m.king1@lse.ac.uk

Full time, fixed-term until 31 July 2024.  Salary: from £31,029 to £35,635 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £38,283 pa inclusive of London allowance.  Closing date: 12 June 2022.

 

Student Recruitment and Access Officer, University of Reading.

Sitting within our Global Recruitment and Admissions function, the UK Recruitment and Outreach team is responsible for the recruitment of UK undergraduates and postgraduates and for widening participation in higher education.  The Student Recruitment and Access Officer will be responsible for the project management of the University’s flagship intensive outreach programme – Reading Scholars – a key aspect of our widening participation commitments as set out in our Access and Participation Plan.  This is an intensive, longitudinal programme for pupils in Year 10 and Year 12.  This role will largely focus on the Year 12 strand of activity but also has overarching responsibility for the Year 10 strand which is delivered by the Student Recruitment & Access Assistant.

The University of Reading is committed to widening access into higher education and to recruiting a more diverse body of students.  The University aims to encourage people from these groups to go to higher education in general and to consider the University of Reading in particular.  It is also committed to inspiring as many people as possible about their school subject studies and where they can lead to, encouraging a wider knowledge of career paths and raising awareness of the vast range of courses on offer at the University.

You will have:

  • an undergraduate degree
  • understanding of the Higher Education sector, the student recruitment cycle, and the widening participation agenda
  • understanding of UK 11 to 18 education, with particular reference to teaching in the relevant subject areas
  • excellent project management skills
  • excellent presentation skills and the ability to engage a range of different audiences
  • outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of people and to inspire trust and confidence

For further information contact Kizzi Keast, Outreach & Access Manager k.keast@reading.ac.uk or Tom Woolmer, Student Recruitment and Access Officer, t.j.woolmer@reading.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post, Salary: £31,406 – £40,927 per annum.  Closing date: 14 June 2022.

 

Senior Outreach Officer (Pre-16), Loughborough University

The School and College Liaison Team work with schools and colleges across the UK supporting students to explore Higher Education options.  This activity is delivered through a programme of in-person and virtual events, both in-school and on both our campuses.  The Team is seeking an innovative and passionate Senior Outreach Officer (SOO) who can engage with pre 16 students and their influencers to help raise awareness of Higher Education and Loughborough through the creation and delivery of outreach activities.  The post holder will play a key role in supporting the University’s work to meet their student recruitment and Access and Participation Plan (APP) commitments.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about HE and about supporting young people to reach their potential.  You will need to be a confident and creative presenter, an innovative problem solver and supportive team player and line manager.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Permanent, full-time role.  Salary: Grade 6, £31,406 – £40,927.  Closing date: 31 May 2022.

 

Part-time Graduate Outreach Officer, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

The purpose of the role is to promote the study of Computer Science, and encourage able students from all backgrounds, in particular home students from under-represented groups, to develop their Computer Science studies at graduate (MSc and DPhil/PhD) level.  The Part-time Graduate Outreach Officer, is a new role, that will see the post-holder exploring the current most common barriers to entry.  Subsequently, taking an evidenced-based approach to leading on creating, implementing and evaluating projects to engage with target groups of students, including but not limited to, women and non-binary, and BAME students, and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. It is envisaged that these programmes span both events (in-person and/or digital) as well as digital marketing activity.

The primary selection criteria are experience of working in an outreach/student recruitment/public engagement or similar role; and awareness of the UK Higher Education environment, and the use of Microsoft Office at an ‘advanced’ level.  We are very much looking for motivated problem-solver, to take the lead on new projects, but also work within a small but busy team of outreach and communication professionals. The role involves some evening and weekend work.  Flexibility is available regarding how the post-holder’s pattern of work is structured across the working week, however this regular pattern should include at least a half-day on a Wednesday physically in the Oxford office.  Could be combined with the other current P/T Computer science post to become full-time. The post reports directly to the Head of Outreach and Communications.  If you have any questions about the position, please email Suzanna Marsh, Suzanna.marsh@cs.ox.ac.uk for further information.

Part time, fixed term 2-year post.  Salary: £29,614 – £35,326 p.a. (pro-rata).  Closing date: noon on 25 May 2022.

 

Part-time Engagement and Admissions Officer, Plant Sciences / Biology, University of Oxford

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team supporting two new courses: our 4-year MBiol undergraduate course and our brand new DPhil in Biology, while contributing to the Department’s commitment to inclusivity.  This new people-focused role offers the exciting prospect of combining outreach, Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I), disability support and undergraduate admissions.
The Part-time Engagement and Admissions Officer will work with the Biology Communications and Engagement team on a range of engagement and outreach activities, take the lead on student-related ED&I issues and mental health within the remit of the Department and act as the Disability Coordinator.  You will also manage all aspects of the MBiol undergraduate admissions, working with the academic coordinator for undergraduate admissions.
You will have experience of working in a student administration role, managing student administration processes, and an understanding of undergraduate outreach activities. You will have outstanding interpersonal and active listening skills, and the ability to gain the trust of staff and students.  A flexible approach to work with a ‘can do’ attitude is essential, along with excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage multiple work streams and prioritise as necessary.  You will be committed to equality and valuing diversity.  Administrative experience in a higher education environment is desirable, but not essential.  If you would like to discuss the role and the department in more detail, please contact Helene Augar, Senior Academic Administrator, via email: helene.augar@biology.ox.ac.uk.

Part time (50% fte), permanent post. Salary: £29,614 – £35,326 per annum (with discretionary range to £38,587) pro-rata.  Closing date: noon, 13 June 2022.

 

Programmes Co-ordinator, Access, Participation and Inclusion, Kingston University London

Working within a small and supportive team, you will play a key role in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the University’s business-critical transition programmes which provide new students with the opportunity to make friends, learn about key services and create a sense of belonging. This Programmes Coordinator post will coordinate ad-hoc projects across the breadth of the Access and Wellbeing function (and wider) and provide support with administrative tasks including financial tracking and mailbox management.

We are seeking an experienced, highly organised, and proactive individual who can work flexibly across multiple projects at once. They will demonstrate an enthusiastic, student-centric approach to their work and show a professional, positive attitude towards developing new skills. The person will require the ability to work in a small, fast-paced team and to communicate confidently both face-to-face and in writing. Experience of project management and working with stakeholders are highly desirable.

Be part of a team that ensures all students get equal opportunities in higher education

The Access, Participation and Inclusion team ensure all students have equal opportunity to access, and succeed, in higher education.

Our work with schools, colleges, and other partners increases progression to higher education for people from less advantaged backgrounds. And our transition programmes prepares students for university life.

If you require further information, please contact Kristina Ellis, Access, Participation & Inclusion Project Manager.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £29,581 – £33,871 per annum.  Closing date: 29 May 2022.  Interviews are expected to be held: 22 June 2022.

 

Data and Evaluation Officer, Doctoral School and Research Operations, DVC – Research and Enterprise, Nottingham Trent University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We’re looking for a Data and Evaluation Officer to support the Equity in Doctoral Education through Partnership and Innovation (EDEPI) programme.

​​​​​​The EDEPI programme will improve access and participation for racialised groups to postgraduate research (PGR), across Nottingham Trent, Sheffield Hallam and Liverpool John Moores Universities.  It will target recruitment, admissions, and transition as critical points of systemic inequality in doctoral education.

In this role you’ll support the programme team and partners to fully monitor and evaluate the EDEPI programme.  Drawing on your experience, you’ll manage the collection, storage and maintenance of project data to evidence progress and shortfalls.  You’ll provide analysis and interpretation of data for a wide range of audiences and provide support with funding audits.

This is a great opportunity to be part of influencing access and participation of under-represented groups in doctoral education.  This role would suit an enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in both qualitative and quantitative research.  ​​​​​​​If you want to use your knowledge and skills in data practices, analysis and evaluation to support change, we want to hear from you. ​​​​​​​ This is a re-advertisement and previous candidates will not be considered for this post at this time.

If you have queries about this role, please contact Lauren Russell, EDEPI Programme Manager: lauren.russell02@ntu.ac.uk.

Part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term contract until 31st January 2026.  Salary: £28,756 – £33,309 pro rata) per annum.  Closing date: 11 June 2022.

 

Widening Participation Officer (Schools Partnerships), Student Recruitment and Admissions, University of Edinburgh

We are looking for a Widening Participation Officer to coordinate one of our flagship schools programmes, designed to widen access to the University of Edinburgh.  This role is responsible for planning, organising and delivering the YourEd Schools partnership programme.

The Widening Participation Officer (Schools Partnerships) will be responsible for planning, organising and delivering the YourEd Schools partnership programme, working with young people in S1 to S6 via presentations, on-campus events and virtual sessions.  The post holder will be the main point of contact for the project, liaising with school staff and will also be responsible for coordinating a small team of student mentors and teachers working on the YourEd programme.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • excellent interpersonal skills: ability to work in a team environment, to build networks and promote good working relationships; to communicate with a wide range of people.
  • demonstrable ability to communicate with school level students and their supporters and advisers.
  • experience of planning and running events for groups of young people
  • excellent organisational and planning skills; ability to develop plans and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • an understanding and commitment to widening participation.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact pat.reid@ed.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £28,756 – £33,309 per annum.  Closing date: 5pm, 16 June 2022. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th June 2022.

 

SEER Programme Manager – Access and Participation, SEER, Applied Inspiration International Ltd.

Applied Inspiration is looking for an energetic, independent person to support SEER (Specialist Evidence, Evaluation & Research) in the delivery of work to support new, smaller and specialist providers with developing their approaches to access and participation. The SEER Programme Manager role will be exciting and varied and it will appeal to someone with a commitment to and interest in fair access and participation, evaluation, research, data and monitoring in higher education. Flexible, home-based position

You will be responsible for managing the delivery of our work and maintaining relationships with our members. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing a programme of activities across our members.
  • Providing evaluation and analytical support for SEER and its members across the student lifecycle, with the support of senior colleagues.
  • Delivering training and workshops.
  • Supporting in the development of evaluation tools and processes.
  • Supporting SEER to undertake research into specific areas of interest relating to access and participation within small and specialist providers.

If you require further information, or wish to discuss this role, please contact rachel@appliedinspiration.co who will be able to arrange a discussion with the Managing Director.

There is no deadline date for application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Full time or Part-time (minimum of 0.5 FTE) post. Salary: £28,000 – £34,000, pro-rata depending on experience.

 

Evaluation Officer (Widening Access and Participation), Student Recruitment, Edge Hill University

The Evaluation Officer role will enable and coordinate evidence informed practice, evaluation, and encourage the continuous improvement of our work to support students from underrepresented groups to both access university, and then succeed whilst at University.

You will work within the Widening Access and Participation team, and collaborate with colleagues across wider central services, and with faculties to help deliver the Access and Participation Plan (APP).  You will effectively influence others to help in the fulfilment of our APP by confidently leading others to follow the evaluation approaches required by the Office for Students.

As an Evaluation Officer you will have previous experience in the design, delivery, and analysis of surveys, focus groups, interviews and other mixed method data collection methods for effective evaluation that informs practice.  Experience in and a passion for collaboration and co-production with key stakeholders to inform practice.  You will also be experienced in the handling of multiple projects and monitoring their progress.

This role will require you to be a confident and effective communicator with the ability to present and explain information clearly, including evaluation methods and data analysis techniques to a range of audiences with varying levels of experience.  You will need to be highly collaborative and able to work professionally within a large complex organisation with minimal supervision.  You can also quickly develop relationships with a wide range of people and demonstrate high levels of commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and widening participation.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Heather Lloyd, Head of Access and Participation at piggotth@edgehill.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £27,924 – £30,497 per annum.  Closing date: 22 May 2022.

 

​Part-time Outreach and Communications Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford.

You will be part of a small, supportive team, as part of which you will provide support to the Outreach and Communications Officer with outreach, events, communications and general administration. This role requires the successful candidate to be available to work flexibly, including outside of normal office hours and at weekends on occasion.

This Part-time Outreach and Communications Assistant role will be responsible for supporting the delivery of logistical aspects of any planned event, from conception to completion, working closely with alumni, stakeholders and internal/external clients. You will also support the management and implementation of departmental outreach initiatives including open days, ensure that outreach events are monitored, evaluated and continually improved, and contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Earth Sciences outreach programme. You will also contribute to the implementation of the department’s communication strategy, including planning and scheduling content distribution and uploading content to the department’s website, and/or social media feeds. You will develop and evaluate communications activities through a range of tools such as online surveys, feedback forms and digital analytics.

You must be educated to A Level standard or have experience of studying for a higher level qualification, such as a degree, have experience of working in an outreach/communications related administrative role, have experience of a fast moving and demanding environment and awareness of Data Protection and information security guidelines. You will have good IT skills, particularly the use of Microsoft Office and the ability to prioritise workload and produce accurate, detailed work within deadlines.  Experience of working in an academic environment is desirable, but not essential.

If you have any questions about the position, please email: sarah.hilton@earth.ox.ac.uk.

Part time (22 hours), permanent post.  Salary £26,351 – £31,406 per annum (pro rata).  Closing date: 9 am, 6 June 2022.

 

Part-time Outreach and Communications Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford.

As a member of the Outreach and Communications team, you will be working in the areas of access and widening participation, together with marketing and communications.  The Part-time Outreach and Communications Assistant role will involve promoting the study of Computer Science to UK primary and secondary school students, particularly those from under-represented backgrounds, to encourage them to continue their studies in Computer Science and cognate subjects into Higher Education.  Working to increase the number of applications and admissions to Oxford University, particularly from under-represented groups, by advising and supporting prospective students and their teachers, and co-ordinating an existing programme of in-person and digital events.  Also, supporting positive press coverage about the department, contributing to our social media presence and publications.

We are looking for candidates who are able to provide a professional, efficient and friendly first point of contact for enquiries; be a self-starter and an enthusiastic team player.  The primary selection criteria are experience of working in outreach/university admissions/communications/public engagement with research/events management/student administration/teaching or related administrative role; an awareness of the UK HE environment, and the use of Microsoft Office at an ‘advanced’ level.

The role involves some evening and weekend work. Flexibility is available regards how the post-holder’s hours are structured across the working week, however this regular pattern should include at least a half-day on a Wednesday physically in the Oxford office. The post reports directly to the Head of Outreach and Communications.  If you have any questions about the position, please email Suzanna Marsh suzanna.marsh@cs.ox.ac.uk for further information.

Could be combined with the P/T Computer science post above to become full-time.)

Part time, fixed term 2-year post.  Salary: £26,341 – £31,406 p.a. (Pro-rata).  Closing date: noon on 25 May 2022.

 

Schools and Colleges Liaison Assistant, Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement, Oxford Brookes University.

This is an ideal role for someone with strong administrative and communication skills who wants to begin a career in access and outreach. The Schools and Colleges Liaison Assistant will support the team in delivering progressive and sustained activities with target schools and colleges to recruit students from under-represented groups in order to meet the university access and participation targets.

The responsibilities of the schools and colleges Liaison Assistant include:

  • maintaining accurate records and database for target school and college contacts
  • be a first point of contact for schools and colleges, and manage the schools and colleges inbox
  • building partnerships with schools and colleges through targeted communications, events and information and advice
  • support the delivery of access and recruitment widening participation projects designed to encourage students to progress to university and apply to Oxford Brookes
  • collect and interpret data on target schools and colleges
  • coordinate and schedule direct mail campaigns for schools and colleges, and other external organisations.

You should have:

  • administration experience including managing databases
  • experience of organising events, and of working with external organisations and stakeholders
  • an understanding of student recruitment and widening participation
  • good written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to adapt communications  to a variety of audiences.

The Directorate is operating a flexible, hybrid mode of working designed to enhance staff wellbeing and promote effective work-life balance.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £24,871 rising annually to £27,116 per annum.  Closing date:19th June 2022.

 

International Student Co-ordinator, Directorate of Student Services, University of Cumbria

As the International Student Co-ordinator for the University of Cumbria, you will be a designated point of contact for a growing number of international students, supporting their preparation and transition into university life, UK study and cultural integration, across a range of programmes and campuses.

With previous experience of working with international students, ideally within an educational or support setting, you will have an awareness of the student life cycle, and a good understanding of specific student needs at key points. You will take the lead on the co-ordination and joint delivery of induction events for new student intakes throughout September, January and April, including the supervision of International Student Ambassadors as student helpers. Also, other retention and social events throughout the year by linking with the Students’ Union and local communities to enable a rewarding and fully integrated student experience.

You will have a good understanding of the wide range of specialist support and services available to students in higher education. Working closely with other professional services staff and academic staff, as well as our team of Student Engagement Co-ordinators, you will provide timely support and signposting for students identified as being at risk of failure. also be involved with updating online content, co-developing this with international students, in line with the ethos of the Directorate.

This key role is part of Student Support, within the Directorate of Student Services, which is undergoing a series of exciting new developments that will enhance the overall student experience by enabling timely access to a wide range of support and services.

Although your main base will be at our Lancaster campus, this is likely to be a blended role with a mix of home working and work on campus, in-line with university policy, with some travel expected to our other campuses.

Informal enquiries to: Nadine Baxter-Smallwood, Student Hub Manager, Student Support, Student Services nadine.baxter-smallwood@cumbria.ac.uk in the first instance, or Honor Rhodes, Head of Student Support, Student Services, honor.rhodes@cubria.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £22,847.  Closing date: midnight, 6 June 2022.

 

Advance HE Associate: Race Equality Charter Action Plan Guidance and Template

Advance HE is currently looking for a new Associate to work on the development of guidance for the Race Equality Charter’s (REC) framework following a review of the Charter. The purpose of this project is to develop guidance that supports Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to develop a REC Action Plan for supporting institutions on their journey to advancing race equality, underpinned by a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based).  The Associate will work together with the REC team and a project group to support in delivering an enhanced service to members through the redevelopment of the Charter which includes the development of guidance and templates for HEIs to redevelop the action plan guidance for institutions to advance race equality.

The overarching ambition is for the survey to do the following:

  • Explore current REC Action Plans from existing submissions;
  • Consider guidance;
  • Develop a meaningful action plan template for institutions to use for the REC framework;
  • Develop step-by-step guidance and supporting materials that enable institutions to be able to:
  • Develop an action plan with their REC Self-Assessment Team and relevant stakeholders;
  • Explore how existing race action plans can complement the REC framework
  • To clearly define the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based);
  • Guidance on communicating the action plan to the institutional community.

The proposed outputs we would like from this project are:

  • A revised REC Action Plan template for the REC framework;
  • Guidance and support on how to develop a REC action plan;
  • Guidance on how to utilise existing race action plans into the REC application.

Advance HE seeks to invite applications for an Associate with experience and expertise in equality, diversity, and inclusion within the higher education sector, with a particular preference for candidates with expertise in race equity and knowledge of the Race Equality Charter (REC), and who who can demonstrate the following:

  • Experience developing race action plans and/or for the REC;
  • Experience working with equalities data for use within the Higher Education sector;
  • Some knowledge of the Athena SWAN or REC framework in Higher Education institutions or departments;
  • Experience of working in Equality Diversity and Inclusion;
  • Facilitative and supportive verbal and written communication skills to reach a wider range of stakeholders.

For any queries to do with this role, please write to Dr Arun Verma (Head of the Race Equality Charter) at racecharter@advance-he.ac.uk

This is a contract role not a salaried position – it is expected that Associates will be available for approximately 10 days (£350 per day) of work between June–July 2022.

Closing date for applications: 22 May 2022.

 

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