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 new Access and Outreach strategy.
Post holders will support the development and delivery of programmes, events and activities both locally and across the UK, to support widening participation in higher education and at the University of York. This will involve the delivery of existing programmes and the development of new innovative initiatives that meet the objectives set out in the University vision, our Access and Outreach strategy and our Access and Participation Plan. You will have the opportunity to contribute new ideas and gain significant experience in impactful access and outreach work.
You will represent the University at events across the UK and on campus, to support and promote the progression of people from underrepresented groups to higher education. You will undertake outward visits to schools and colleges, as well as inward visits of school/college groups to the University and residential events for programme participants. You will also develop and deliver a range of new presentation, activities and digital content.
Applicants should be educated to degree level from the University of York (or have an equivalent professional qualification or relevant experience), you will be enthusiastic, committed to the principles of widening participation and will be well informed about post-16 education. You should have strong communication skills, including confidence in delivering talks and presentations to prospective students and their supporters/advisers about your recent and relevant higher education experience.
We expect to appoint at £21,814 on grade 4 of the University’s salary scale (£21,814 - £25,217)
Condition of Employment
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.
Interview date: 21st and 22nd October (virtual interviews)
For informal enquiries: please contact (Lorna Bowling) on (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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