Student Recruitment & Widening Participation Coordinator

Job Reference : PSX-14779
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 13/11/2019
Salary : £27,511 to £31,865 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Services
Division : Student Recruitment & International Development
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration :

The Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team is responsible for ensuring that the University can identify and recruit students of outstanding achievement and potential from all educational backgrounds and encouraging progression into higher education more generally, particularly within its local communities.  This work entails raising awareness of the benefits of The University of Manchester and higher education among school pupils, further education students, colleges and other educational bodies. 

With previous experience of delivering educational outreach, the post requires up to date knowledge of the university application process and the issues surrounding the progression of learners into higher education.  With the ability to prioritise a varied workload in a busy environment, you will have a flexible approach to work and demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving.  The post requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the experience of motivating and supervising others. 

In this role, you will take day-to-day responsibility for delivering our flagship pre-16 widening participation activity with secondary learners, the on-campus Gateways Programme. As Coordinator, you will take the lead in organising and delivering the Programme’s visit days, by producing relevant IAG for attending learners, and scheduling academic content provided by academic staff. You will also manage and coordinate the work of student ambassadors and volunteers in the delivery of Gateways, and foster effective relationships with teachers and advisers in local schools and colleges as well as colleagues from across the University.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Emma Britain
Email: emma.britain@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161 275 8924
General enquiries:
Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk
Tel:  0161 275 4499
Technical support:
Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk
Tel:  0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date
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