This is an exciting time for the Access and Outreach team as we expand to support the University's renewed focus on widening access, building on our founding principles of social purpose, equality, diversity and inclusion.
You will be joining a Department with a central goal, and a team of enthusiastic, experienced and committed colleagues. We are seeking new members of the team who will be equally committed to our goal of widening access and increasing diversity and will contribute to the success of our Access and Outreach and Public Good strategies.
In this new role, the post holder will focus on the delivery of community outreach projects with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities and will support the development and delivery of exciting initiatives. You may also take responsibility for projects that add-value to our broader suite of access and outreach work.
You will work in partnership with community groups, charity partners, schools, colleges, students and alumni to deliver impactful events. A large portion of your role will involve delivering workshops, presentations, leading activities and events as well as promoting and highlighting community widening access initiatives.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
We are looking for an innovative individual, with experience in widening participation or outreach-related roles, who has an understanding and knowledge of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. You will be joining a positive and committed team at an inclusive university.
You should have experience in a similar role with a willingness to innovate and take a proactive role in the team. You should have a good understanding of issues around UK Higher Education and in particular widening participation and outreach issues.
You should have knowledge and understanding of working with community groups and young people. An understanding of relevant statutory policies is also essential, in particular Safeguarding policies.
We expect to appoint at £28,762 (reduced pro rata for part time working), which is on grade 5 of the University’s salary scales (£28,762 - £33,314). Please note that this role part time for 0.6 FTE (22 hours per week) with some set days.
Interviews will be held on Friday 24th February in person at the University of York Campus
The closing date for applications is Sunday 5th February 11:59pm
If you have any questions or for an informal discussion, please contact Richard Hall, Deputy Head of Access & Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.
Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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