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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 – Becoming a Teacher, Department for Education

Are you looking for a role that will enable you to have a broad and positive impact across the teaching profession at a systemic level?  Working in the Teaching Workforce and National Tutoring Programme Directorate, this role is high profile, high impact, and highly rewarding.  Every year, the DfE aims to recruit over 30,000 people to begin their journey to become a teacher with excellent teacher training.

The quality of teaching is the single most important in-school factor in improving outcomes for pupils – and it is particularly important for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. That is why we want an excellent teacher for every child.

Leading a multi-site division of over 100 civil servants and contractors (split across four sites), The Deputy Director – Becoming a Teacher will be responsible for:
strategic policy oversight for teacher recruitment – to ensure we recruit enough high-quality trainees each year;

  • interventions which provide extra support or incentives for people to become a teacher. This includes commercial arrangements with organisations who recruit and train teachers;
  • oversight of the journey to become a teacher, including accountability for at least five digital services and user support, working in partnership with the Digital and Technology Deputy Director responsible for teacher services across the Directorate;
  • oversight of international trainee and teacher recruitment, including influencing immigration policy, introducing new legislation following EU Exit and launching a new international teaching qualification;
  • shaping stakeholder relationships with regular engagement with the initial teacher training (ITT) providers and other representative groups, working closely with the Deputy Director responsible for the ITT Reform programme;
  • working closely with SpAds, ministerial private offices and No.10 to ensure they receive timely advice on policy and delivery performance;
  • And financial management and control, with oversight of an annual budget of c. £100m.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £71,000 per annum.  Closing date: 6 September 2022.

 

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 and Student Recruitment, Marketing and Student Recruitment, University of the West of Scotland 

The Head of Admissions and Student Recruitment will lead and implement activities and improvements to processes, procedures and systems to ensure that UWS admissions services are best in class and will take a leading role in conceptualising and regularly evaluating domestic and RUK student recruitment plans in response to complex market dynamics.  You will also be part of an ambitious and forward-thinking wider Marketing and Student Recruitment department which puts our students at the heart of everything we do.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the conceptualisation and delivery of ambitious plans to attract, recruit and admit a diverse cohort of students to University of West of Scotland (UWS) through outstanding recruitment, widening participation and admissions practices.

The Head of Admissions and Student Recruitment will provide strategic leadership across all aspects of the University’s admissions and UK student recruitment functions and through strong leadership, you will drive student recruitment and admissions activities to ensure student recruitment opportunities are maximised.  The post holder will also be responsible for leading and innovating the University’s broad programme of widening access activities as well as playing a key role in supporting the ongoing development of strategic relationships with UWS’s college partners.  Location: Paisley.  To find out more about this opportunity please contact Emma Edwards, Director of Marketing, Communications and Student Recruitment at emma.edwards@uws.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary £63,668 – £73,782 per annum.  Closing date: 14 September 2022.  Interview Date: 30 September 2022.

 

Head of Programme – Diversity & FIR, Recruitment Revolution

The Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) programme’s key objective is to understand the challenges and barriers within the industry and to raise awareness with the objective of supporting a more attractive, diverse and welcoming place to work for all.  The FIR Programme is an industry-wide change programme endorsed by the Construction Leadership Council and is led by our Employer Leadership Group including BAM Construct UK, Balfour Beatty, CECA, GRAHAM Construction, Osborne, Skanska, WJ Group, McLoughlin and VINCI working together with major infrastructure clients such as HS2, National Highways, Transport for London and Network Rail.  Together we have developed a Toolkit of support, delivered workshops and events, created a range of online tools and developed and supported a network of over 600 FIR Ambassadors.  This all aims to encourage a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) across the construction and engineering sector.

The key responsibilities for the role are: to lead the FIR team to deliver the Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) Programme; to work with the Leadership Group to agree objectives and strategy; and to represent the programmes across industry.  The Head of Programme – Diversity & FIR will bring EDI knowledge and experience to set the strategy for growth and delivery of the FIR Programme, building relationships with trade associations and federations, leading clients and contractors and other industry stakeholders; lead the delivery team; represent the FIR Programme at industry groups and forums, including Construction Leadership Council, and other relevant groups.

You will have a proven track record of successfully leading EDI initiatives, learning and development and understand cultural change and improvement.  You will be able to demonstrate a passion for addressing and challenging equality and diversity issues and a good understanding of the dynamics of the construction sector.  You will have experience identifying and engaging with different stakeholders and stakeholder groups and assessing and addressing their views.  You will be comfortable dealing with challenge and experienced in basing responses to challenge on facts rather than personal values.
Understanding the benefits that increased diversity bring to a business; why a culture of fairness, inclusion and respect is good for business to articulate the business case at Director level in businesses large and small.  Location: London.

Full time permanent post.  Salary: £60,000 – £70,000 per annum.  Closing date: 23 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, personalised 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 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Samaritans

As Head of EDI, you’ll lead the development and delivery of Samaritans’ EDI programme and strategic approach, working closely with staff and volunteer colleagues across the UK and ROI.  The Samaritans have recently expanded their EDI team, embedded EDI throughout their new five year strategy and published a new EDI commitment and comprehensive two year EDI action plan.  The Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will be Samaritans’ lead in EDI practice, working closely with staff and volunteer teams to increase confidence and capability and embedding delivery of our action plan across the organisation to create transformational change.

This role will work closely with stakeholders across the organisation to embed and drive the delivery of the EDI action plan into business as usual.  This work creates transformational change at Samaritans, allowing us to be relevant to and representative of the communities we serve.  EDI sits within our Strategy directorate, chosen specifically to enable the greatest reach across Samaritans including supporting our volunteers, staff, committees and board of trustees.

Read more about the Samaritans’ EDI Commitment, goals and 2 year plan here

Full time, 12-month fixed term contract, covering maternity leave.  Salary: £60,000 per annum plus benefits.  Closing date: 9 September 2022.

 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Research & Teaching) Widening Participation, Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care Department, King’s College London

This is an outstanding development opportunity for a talented individual who wishes to advance excellent and innovative research and education relating to widening access to higher education, and enhancing student participation and attainment within the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care (NMPC) at King’s College London (KCL).  This post will optimise and build upon the student and staff focused Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) activity that has already been undertaken and is in progress.

It is one of several new posts and is offered on a Research & Teaching contract, with 60% research and 40% teaching.  The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will be expected to contribute to and develop a sustainable, high quality applied health care research programme and relevant to the educational focus of this post.  The postholder will help to ensure that NMPC has trained staff in place to support individual students to ensure that they succeed and to reduce attrition, to conduct applied research within the Faculty on contemporary issues relating to the widening participation agenda, and to directly contribute and inform educational provision within the Faculty.  The role will also seek to enhance participation across the student journey by building upon ongoing EDI initiatives within NMPC. In keeping with the aim across KCL to widen participation and consistent with the aims of the Perseverance Trust endowment which is funding this fixed-term post, the postholder will work with and lead initiatives to sustain underrepresented learners and their supporters, empowering them to access, thrive and succeed in higher nursing, midwifery and palliative care education.

Important to the success of the role will be establishing partnerships with existing initiatives across King’s College London including inclusive education, Student Transition & Outcomes, the work of King’s Academy and on Widening Participation as well as collaborating with the other health faculties. Collaborations with NMPC’s clinical partners within the wider King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre will be crucial.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who can make a distinctive contribution, bridge theory and practice, and drive forward collaborative sustainable high quality and impactful research.  You should have excellent teaching and communication skills, able to inspire and inform students, and a demonstratable ability to deliver high quality impactful sustainable research.  This is a full-time post with flexibility for part-time working.  Further enquiries to Glen Roberts, Vice Dean Research & Impact (interim) & Head of Methodologies Research Division, Glenn.robert@kcl.ac.uk

Full time, flexibility for part-time working, 3 year fixed-term post.  Salary: Grade 7 (Lecturer), £46,934 – £55,299/Grade 8 (Senior Lecturer), £56,848-£65,318 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.  Closing date: 16 September 2022.

 

Head of Wellbeing and Advice, London South Bank University

London South Bank University is now looking for an experienced senior leader who can drive our strategic agenda for student wellbeing.  As Head of Wellbeing and Advice, you will understand how to set out a whole-organisation approach to student safety, mental health, and wellbeing and advice, anticipate and meet the needs of a diverse student body, and deliver services and interventions that directly improve student outcomes.  As an experienced student support leader, you will share our passion for social mobility through safe, accessible, successful study.

As the Head of Wellbeing and Advice you will take the lead for student-centred delivery of critical student-facing services, providing strategic leadership and management of the university’s disability, mental health, student safety, and student advice services which aim to anticipate and meet the needs of students, allowing safe, successful study with a direct impact on student engagement, experience, and continuation.  The Head of Service will be responsible for overseeing the day-to day-operations of all teams, management of discretionary student funding, and provide leadership for the university’s student safety and safeguarding response.  If you are a student support leader with higher education experience who wants to make a real difference to students, we look forward to hearing from you.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £53,353 to £58,069per annum, inclusive of £4,716 London Weighting per annum.  Closing Date: 18 September 2022.

 

Widening Participation Faculty Co-ordinator, Education Department, University of Warwick 

The University is seeking to recruit an inspiring individual to lead and develop our Widening Participation (WP) approach across the Faculty of Arts.  This post will work collaboratively with the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty Science of Engineering and Medicine, to ensure WP provision is joined up across the university promoting and facilitating best practice whilst supporting the development of new innovative provision.  It is an exciting time for the Faculty of Arts as it increases the diversity of its student population, coupled with the move into outstanding new facilities.
The Widening Participation Faculty Co-ordinator role will contribute to the development of a whole institutional approach to widening participation across all aspects of the student lifecycle, linking together, and supporting academic departments with their work and enhancing engagement with institutional WP provision.  You will be involved in the development and delivery of initiatives to enhance widening participation policy and practice across the student lifecycle.

You will have an educational background, be passionate about the transformative role higher education can have on individuals to improve social mobility and be a champion for widening participation work across the University.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to link evidence to practice, and to develop and enhance relationships at all levels. The postholder will need to have a strong collegiate approach and be an effective team player.  The post will have dual reporting lines to the Head of Widening Participation and senior staff based in the Faculty.
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Paul Blagburn, Head of Widening Participation, p.blagburn@warwick.ac.uk

Permanent full-time post.  Salary: £43,414 – £51,805 per annum.  Closing date: 7 September 2022.

 

UK Student Recruitment Manager, University of Leicester

As the UK Student Recruitment Manager, you would support the UK Student Recruitment and Outreach team in delivering undergraduate and postgraduate taught recruitment throughout the UK.  This would include taking the lead on the continuous development, implementation and day to day operational management of the university’s domestic-focused undergraduate and postgraduate taught student recruitment strategy (post-16 focus to include widening access).
You would support the team in meeting strategic targets relating to student recruitment and access to higher education, including collaboration with academic colleagues and other key stakeholders both internally and externally to ensure that the University meets its commitment to widening participation and social mobility as outlined in our Access and Participation Plan with the Office for Students.
To be successful in this role, you will be a strong communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage with young people, parents, teachers and advisers. Combined with a relevant degree, you will have experience in working within 13-19 education, further education or higher education.  This experience should provide you with a strong background knowledge of the UK Higher Education system with an understanding of current policies and practices in relation to university and student recruitment.
Due to the nature of this role, you should also have knowledge of Safeguarding, risk assessment and implementation of systems to support Safeguarding within the context of working with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
To excel in this role you need to have the ability to prepare and develop strategies, proposals, plans and reports. You will be required to manage a complex and varied workload, being able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, utilising your own initiative. You should hold a full driving license.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Elliot Newstead, Head of UK Student Recruitment and Outreach, elliot.newstead@leicester.ac.uk

Full time or job share considered, permanent post.  Salary: £36,386 – £42,155 per annum.  Closing date: 15 September 2022.

 

Policy Officer (Taith), Cardiff University
Tiath, Wales’ new international learning exchange programme, creating life-changing opportunities to travel, volunteer, learn and experience.  The role holder will provide advice, analysis and guidance to underpin Taith’s activities, strategies and publications in the area of policy work.  The Policy Officer will support the implementation of the Welsh Government’s new £65 million international learning exchange programme which will be developed by Cardiff University. The programme will work with an advisory board of stakeholders from across the education and youth sectors, with funded activities expected to commence in 2022/3.
The postholder will, among other things:

  • work with the Taith team to provide expert advice and guidance to a variety of audiences, including ILEP Ltd Board of Directors, Taith Advisory Board, Welsh Government, and external stakeholders.
  • develop, deliver and communicate policy initiatives and maintain relationships with key stakeholders on policy matters.
  • monitor, analyse and evaluate international and national policy (at both a UK and Wales level), legislative and other developments relevant to international education mobilities and the work of Taith
  • undertake and/or study available research and provide background briefings and information.
  • produce briefings, reports, papers and material for the Taith website and other documents as required.

Full-time, fixed-term post until September 2026.  Salary: £35,333 – £42,155 per annum.  Closing date: 8 September 2022.

 

Student Wellbeing Adviser (Care Experienced and Estranged Students), Glasgow Caledonian University

The Student Wellbeing Service is a multi-disciplinary team providing professional support to students, working in collaboration with colleagues and departments across the institution in the promotion of positive mental wellbeing for our students.  The team comprises; the Disability Team, the Counselling Team, Mental Health Advisers and Student Wellbeing Advisers.  Exciting opportunities have arisen for a Student Wellbeing Adviser (Care Experienced and Estranged Students) to join the team.  The post holder will provide a point of contact and practical and emotional support to care experienced and estranged students experiencing a wide variety of issues, ensuring their general health and wellbeing is well supported.  The role contributes significantly not only to the support of individual students but also to advising and supporting other University departments in working with care experienced and estranged students.  The role involves meeting students on a one-to-one basis providing practical guidance and initiating an internal referral where appropriate.  The role holder will work jointly with the Outreach Team as well as working with staff throughout the University including staff in pastoral/welfare roles in schools, the students’ association, tutors, halls of residence staff, security staff, as well as colleagues within the Student Wellbeing team and the wider Campus Life team.

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience the ideal candidate will have experience of working in a welfare or advisory capacity, preferably in a further or higher education environment and have the ability to work autonomously as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Full time, fixed term post for six months. Salary: £35,333 – £40,931 per annum.  Closing date: 12 September 2022.

 

Impact Education Coordinator, Skoll Centre for Centre Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford

The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Education Coordinator provides support and coordination to the Skoll Centre’s portfolio of social impact education and leadership development programmes.  Saïd Business School are recruiting for an Impact Education Coordinator on a fixed term basis until July 2024 with the possibility to extend, reporting to the Programme Senior Programme Manager for Impact Education.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be in a role where you will curate and coordinate Impact Lab and impact leadership development programme for University of Oxford post-graduates; and other co-curricular events and activities and where you will be an integral member of the Centre’s vibrant global community of changemakers, interacting with a diverse network of Centre affiliates, global leaders, and the next generation of change leaders.

To be considered for this role you will need to be a highly organised, self-motivated and detail-oriented individual, with a flexible approach to working in a dynamic environment.  You will need to have relevant experience with the coordination of training or educational programmes and demonstrate alignment to the values of the Skoll Centre.  You will need to be a problem solver who collaborates effectively with colleagues and stakeholders.  Informal enquiries to Anna Giorgi, Anna.Giorgi@sbs.ox.ac.uk 07874 895180

Full time, fixed-term Contract until 31 July 2024.  Salary: £30,502 – £36,386 per annum.  Closing date: noon, 7 September 2022.

 

Collaborative Engagement and Retention Team Coordinator, Centre for Student and Community Engagement, Nottingham Trent University

We are looking for a Collaborative Engagement and Retention Team Coordinator (CERT Coordinator), based within the Centre for Student and Community Engagement.  This is an exciting opportunity to shape and positively impact the experience of first-year students at NTU, helping them to settle in, make connections, and succeed within Higher Education.

If you have a passion for supporting others to succeed and enjoy working with a range of people, we’d love to hear from you.  Experience of working with students or young people in an educational context and the ability to connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds is essential.  Whilst not compulsory, prior experience of running peer support or co-curricular schemes (e.g. Student Mentor, Students’ Union or Volunteering schemes) would be advantageous, as would experience of line management.  The CERT Coordinator will;

  • be a confident and effective communicator
  • be highly organised with good attention to detail
  • have the ability, empathy, and experience to engage with students from a wide range of backgrounds
  • be able to build and nurture relationships with staff across the university to deliver successful projects.

If you have queries about this role, contact Sarah Hadlow, Collaborative Engagement and Retention Team Manager, sarah.hadlow@ntu.ac.uk

Full time, permanent, hybrid working.  Salary £29,762 – £34,475 per annum. Closing Date: 11 September 2022.

 

Routes for All Development Officer, Glasgow Caledonian University

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for their students, and Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships.  Routes for All (RFA) is a Focus West funded secondary school project aimed at supporting progression to higher education. RFA works in 17 secondary schools in Glasgow with lower-than-average rates of progression to higher education.  The programme delivers school-based sessions to S5 and S6 pupils to develop informed career and course choices, improve pupil attainment, and to support successful admission to higher education.  RFA works with a team of student mentors to deliver the programme, which also includes campus visits for pupils to colleges and universities.

The RFA Development Officer role involves organising school and campus activities, supervising student mentors, advising and encouraging pupils, liaising with teaching staff and higher education partners, reporting to Focus West and developing and maintaining suitable learning materials in both printed and online formats.

Candidates should be: educated to degree level or equivalent, with experience of a role in education development; have experience of delivering to medium to large audiences; haveexcellent communication skills; knowledge of UK widening access and higher education; strong self-motivation and organisational ability; and excellent IT and presentation skills.  Desirable qualities for this role include: experience of mentoring programmes; leadership experience in educational contexts; a strong commitment to widening access principles; a patient and supportive manner and the ability to communicate effectively with school pupils, school staff and higher education professionals.

For further information please contact Andrew Shea, College Connect Manager at andrew.shea@gcu.ac.uk

Full Time, fixed term post until 31 July 2023.  Salary: £29,619 – £34,308 per annum.  Closing date: 16 September 2022.

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Projects Officer, Liverpool John Moores University

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Projects Officer is integral to the ambitious LJMU Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion agenda.  The post holder will ensure that a coordinated approach to various EDI projects and initiatives such as the Positive Action Programme and applications for various charter marks accreditations such as Athena Swan, Race Charter Mark, Stonewall, Disability Recognition schemes, etc.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Projects Officer will work with the departments University-wide, providing support and guidance on EDI related activities, and project manage the development of application forms and action plans for charter marks submissions.  The successful candidate will also work with the external charter marks accreditation teams to produce a successful application form. The post requires some experience of working on EDI initiatives and development to ensure positive impact on an organisation.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and a high level of Microsoft literacy in all packages including web design; and will be responsible for awareness-raising information and coordination of events and activities to drive the delivery of our inclusivity agenda.

We would encourage applications from all individuals who meet the advert criteria, but would particularly encourage applications from women; Black, Asian and ethnically diverse groups, LGBTQ+ groups; and disabled people.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £28,762 – £34,308 per annum.  Closing date: 21 September 2022.

 

Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Analyst, Rambert School

The Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Analyst, an exciting new role at the School, will lead on data collection, research, and evaluation to enable the organisation to deliver evidence-based WP work across the student lifecycle from access and outreach to success and progression. They will take an informed approach to widening participation reporting and evaluation through the collection of data and production of reports/briefings, analysis, modelling, and presentations. Additionally, the post-holder will support other departments, such as admissions, HR, and finance, with data collection, analysis, presentation, and reporting to regulatory bodies.

Permanent, part-time role (0.6 FTE), flexible working hours will be considered. Salary: £28,000–£29,000 pro rata, per annum.  Closing date: noon, 12 September 2022.

 

Success and Transition Coordinator, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

We are looking for an experienced professional to join as our Success and Transition Coordinator. The Success and Transition Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of various transition and success projects including personal tutoring, peer mentoring and study skills alongside supporting students from WP backgrounds with additional events and projects.  Principal duties:

  • coordinate the delivery of ICMP’s personal tutoring scheme alongside programme administration and academic colleagues including supporting with the scheme’s evaluation
  • coordinate the delivery and evaluation of a peer academic mentoring scheme alongside academic colleagues
  • coordinate the delivery, development, and evaluation of the Pre-Amp transitional programme
  • design, develop, deliver, and evaluate targeted projects and activities that support the transition and success of (WP) students at ICMP
  • collaborate across the institution to design and deliver an effective study skills programme for current students
  • develop, deliver and evaluate transition activities for our care-experienced students including welcome events, graduation support and activities during their studies alongside our Student Money and Accommodation Officer
  • record and monitor engagement and impact of Success and Transition projects including using Theory of Change and ensuring projects are appropriately evaluated and reviewed
  • contribute to the fulfilment of ICMP’s Access and Participation Plan particularly in relation to our Success targets
  • engage and interact with (WP) students alongside the Student Engagement Officer to ensure they are supported, and their voice is reflected in projects and activities
  • be a member of both the Access and Transition and Success and Progression working groups. Bringing ideas and contributions to the wider institution.

The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience of delivering successful projects. Knowledge of access and participation work in higher education, will be an advantage.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Hannah Trott, Access and Participation Manager hannah.trott@icmp.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £27,598 – £39,281 per annum depending on experience.  Closing date: 8 September 2022.

 

Office Manager (maternity cover), Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York

The Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) sits within the Access and Outreach team within External Relations at the University of York, and offers a wide range of learning initiatives for adult learners, both in the classroom and online; offering courses in a broad array of disciplines, some which carry university credit, and work closely with departments to support their lifelong learning ambitions.

This is a key role within CLL, operationally managing the Centre’s day-to-day activities: that is, to support the work of the Centre in the smooth running of its accredited/non-accredited adult evening and day class programmes, community outreach and in its role of coordinating University lifelong learning practices. The Office Manager post is responsible for implementing processes, to oversee the management of all CLL functions, in particular finance, and being first point of contact for teaching staff. The post holder supervises the workload of the courses administrator, as well as supervising the administrative work of the tutor pool.

The post holder will have the following key responsibilities:

  • manage and coordinate a wide range of administrative and student-related services including admissions, student records, timetabling, assessment and examination processes to ensure that the activities of the Centre are supported efficiently and effectively.
  • play a key role in identifying and implementing changes to systems/introducing new systems to support the work of the Centre.
  • be responsible for operationally managing short-term projects as required.
  • lead the administrative team within the Centre and ensure the application of University Policy and procedures within the Centre.
  • manage the finances of the Centre, alongside the Head of Centre, and draw on this knowledge to advise on the budgetary implication of future developments.
  • work efficiently with a range of colleagues across the University for whom operational/administrative matters are a key concern. These would include quality assurance colleagues, management accountants and academic registry, as well as departmental managers and academic staff in other departments.
  • support the strategic direction of the Centre, advising on the support components required by the Centre and assisting in the development of the strategic vision. This would involve budgetary and financial guidance, liaising with Management Accountant and Planning.
  • Directly support the Head of the Centre in their work.

For informal enquiries: Please contact hannah.lyus@york.ac.uk

Full time, fixed-term contract for a maternity cover, for the duration of 15 months. Salary: £27,131 – £33,314 per annum.  Closing date: 7 September 2022.

 

Recruitment Co-ordinators (two posts), Department of Student Recruitment and Marketing, Teeside University

We’re looking for two talented and confident individuals with the energy, passion, skills and experience to drive engagement and help us achieve our ambitious student recruitment and widening participation targets – ensuring our brand is front-of-mind with our different audiences.  You will proactively plan, co-ordinate and deliver a range of innovative student recruitment initiatives on and off campus.

You will work to build and maintain strong relationships with academic and professional service colleagues across the University and with external partners within the Tees Valley and across the UK – to help drive enquiries, open day attendance and applications.  A natural collaborator and team player, you will have excellent communication and organisational skills, and deliver a best-practice approach and customer service excellence.

At Teesside University, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and that people from all walks of life, who have the talent to succeed, should have the opportunity to experience higher education.  We put our students at the heart of everything we do. https://recruitment.tees.ac.uk/trent16live_webrecruitment/wrd/run/etrec107gf.open?VACANCY_ID=5094315Ewt&WVID=3395700LFi&LANG=USAhttps://recruitment.tees.ac.uk/trent16live_webrecruitment/wrd/run/etrec107gf.open?VACANCY_ID=5094315Ewt&WVID=3395700LFi&LANG=USA

For an informal conversation about the role and your suitability, contact Abbie English, Deputy Director (Student Recruitment & Admissions) at a.english@tees.ac.uk

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £27,116 – £31,406 per annum.  Closing date: 14 September 2022.

 

UCL Access Assistant and UCL Widening Participation Assistant

The Access Assistant and the Widening Participation Assistant are responsible for general clerical duties relating to a broad range of activities within the Access and Widening Participation Office.  This will include responding to enquiries, data entry, desk research, maintaining and updating web pages and social media sites, assisting with logistics for outreach activity, and supporting the planning and delivery of events, programmes, and activities.   Applicants for either post will also be considered for both roles, so it is only necessary to submit one application.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Matt Lucas and Jalal Pour at m.lucas@ucl.ac.uk and j.pour@ucl.ac.uk

Full time, permanent positions.  Salary: £26,709 – £29,961 per annum (inclusive of London weighting).  Closing date: 11 September 2022.

 

Graduate Intern, Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Team, University of Surrey

The post holder will be responsible for evaluating initiatives that support student Access, Success and Progression and contribute to the University’s Access and Participation Plan. They will work closely with the Research and Evaluation Manager to apply their knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including questionnaire design and data analysis.  The Graduate Intern will also provide evaluation and data support to the Widening Participation and Outreach (WPO) team and other teams across the University to inform the University’s Access and Participation Plan.

The Research and Evaluation team have responsibility for the strategic evaluation of all Access, Success and Progression activity that supports the University’s Access and Participation Plan to meet the requirements of the Office for Students (OfS).  The post holder will report directly to the Research and Evaluation Manager who reports to the Head of Market Insight and Data within Strategic Planning.

In addition to the valuable experience, you will gain working for a busy team in a world-leading institution, you will have access to a structured internal development programme alongside a cohort of graduates, devised and delivered by Learning and Development in collaboration with Employability and Careers which includes:

  • access to all internal staff development workshops and career development services
  • access to learning pathways on Surrey Learn, including, Leading and Managing at the University of Surrey
  • a programme of bespoke workshops and seminars to help you develop your mindset, build commercial awareness and workplace skills, so you can successfully transition to graduate roles either within or outside of the University.

There will also be opportunities to contribute to preparation of papers and conference submissions.  The University is looking to receive applications from final year undergraduate students.  Further information can be found in the attached job description, and if you have any questions, please contact Katherine Sela, Research and Evaluation Manager, via k.sela@surrey.ac.uk

Full time, one year contract.  Salary: £24,948 – £27,929 per annum.  Closing date: 11 September 2022.

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Liverpool John Moores

This role contributes to our ambitious LJMU Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion agenda.  The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator will strengthen the EDI Team by working collaboratively with and supporting colleagues to develop and deliver the EDI strategy through the successful implementation of the University-wide EDI priorities.  The successful candidate will be responsible for our awareness raising information and coordination of events and activities that drive the development and delivery of our inclusivity agenda.  Also, the successful candidate will undertake administrative duties to support various equality and diversity projects such as the University’s bid for various EDI charter marks, to support the various working groups and the staff networks. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and high level of Microsoft literacy in all packages including web design.

We are seeking an individual with some experience of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion matters.  We would encourage applications from all individuals who meet the advert criteria, but would particularly encourage applications from women; Black, Asian and ethnically diverse groups, LGBTQ+ groups; and disabled people.

Full time, permanent post.  Salary: £23,715 – £27,929 per annum.  Closing date: 21 September 2022.

 

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

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