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Widening Access Officer

Student Recruitment - UK Student Recruitment (Education)

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £29,645 to £34,951 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 March 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 13 March 2020
Reference:  0120-042

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Widening Access Officer in the Marketing and Communications Department

The higher education widening participation strategy is of paramount importance in representing the diversity of wider society in the country’s universities. Through targeted delivery of effective recruitment and outreach activity, Royal Holloway, University of London will support the widening access agenda by educating and inspiring students from under-represented groups, particularly those living in areas where students are less likely to progress to university. 

Your role as Widening Access Officer will be to devise and develop a suite of activities that you will present to prospective students. You will project manage outreach activities and use your communication expertise to develop long term and supportive relationships with target schools and colleges.

You will be an independent thinker, confident presenter and have the passion to open the doors to Royal Holloway to students from a wide range of backgrounds. Experienced in either widening participation or student recruitment, this role can take you to the next stage in your career.

Royal Holloway, University of London is a pioneering university, steeped in history and culture, yet constantly evolving and adapting to the demands of modern higher education. We proudly hold a place in the top-20 of all UK universities. We are thinking forward and thinking big and we may be the ideal place for you to align your career aspirations.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement and College closure days
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Rupy Sangha, Head of UK Student Recruitment (Education) by email at Rupy.Sangha@RoyalHolloway.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 276367

Please quote the reference: 0120-042

Closing Date: Midnight, 3 March 2020 

Interview Date: Friday 13 March 2020

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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