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Widening Participation Officer (BAME, Communities and Families)
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Recruiter: Edge Hill University
Listed on: 3rd April
Location: Ormskirk
Salary/Rate: £27,025 - £29,515
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: EHA1799-0319_expired
Contact Name: Simon Jenkins

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Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

You will be a self-starter with the ability to effectively influence others to fulfil a range of strategic aims by leading, inspiring and developing effective contacts networks. Able to use your own initiative to drive developments forward, you will be comfortable working within a team but will also have the ability to take ownership of projects with limited supervision.

The ideal candidate will be pro-active and forward-thinking in addition to taking a creative, problem-solving approach to the improvement and development of procedures. Excellent customer care skills and a ‘can do' attitude are essential for this position.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to enable the University to further its widening participation objectives, through targeted work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, as well as with a wide range of communities and families.

You will devise, develop, implement and evaluate a range of targeted programmes and events for prospective students and their families. These are designed to raise awareness of higher education and of Edge Hill University amongst BAME communities.

Relationship building with teachers, advisers, community and religious groups will be a core component of the role. The postholder will also have a responsibility for drawing on expertise from within the University and working closely with colleagues from Student Services and Careers, ensuring that networks and working groups are in place to support our whole lifecycle approach to meeting key widening participation objectives.

Rewards/Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer a range of specialist development sessions or courses and an award-winning staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means as well as opportunities to attend interactive sessions like ‘Presenting with Impact' or ‘Preparing for Your Future' you are able to have a lunchtime stroll across our beautiful campus, benefit from discounted membership to our state of the art sport and leisure facilities and so much more.

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home. Edge Hill University is "A great success story... an institution that improves and impresses year after year" - Times Higher Education.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year' award celebrated our distinct role in "transforming lives" - reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

Closing Date: Monday 22 April 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 09 May 2019