Ref CSE01988 - Widening Participation Officer (Pre 16)

Updated: 11 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Salary Grade 6: £27,285 - £31,604 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

Our Division of External Relations has an excellent opportunity available for a Widening Participation Officer to join their team. Your role will be to develop and implement strategies to realise the University's commitment to widen participation in higher education. You will also promote the University to prospective students by representing us at events in schools, colleges and on campus.

As the ideal applicant, you will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have significant previous experience of working in the schools education sector, Further Education, Higher Education or professional advice and guidance. You will be an excellent communicator, have a strong pro-active approach and a willingness to put forward and develop new ideas. Your excellent public speaking skills will enable you to speak to a diverse range of audiences and work interactively with others.

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The closing date for this post is midnight on Monday 9th October 2017.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on Tuesday 24th October 2017.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Hannah Grosvenor (Widening Participation Manager) at hco3@leicester.ac.uk

Disclosure and Barring Service

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because you will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. An appointment to this post will be subject to checking through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). You will be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.  Further information about the DBS is available at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/


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