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Widening Access Officer (2 positions available)

Student Recruitment - UK Student Recruitment (Education)

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £29,645 per annum - including London Allowance
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 08 March 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 19 March 2021
Reference:  0221-014

Full-Time, Permanent, 2 positions available

Salary is £27,511 per annum. London Allowance of £2,134 will be payable in addition to salary.

Do you want to help support young people on their journey to higher education? Are you a creative, organised project co-ordinator and an effective communicator? We’re looking for two officers to join the newly formed Widening Access team at Royal Holloway, University of London as we expand our important work across London and the South East.

The two roles will require superb project management skills, attention to detail, relationship management and excellent communication to lead on our long term outreach programme and community projects. We are looking for dynamic and proactive people to work with schools, colleges and local communities to break down barriers to higher education for young people from under-represented groups. 

You must be confident presenting to and engaging with a variety of stakeholders from secondary school students to academic colleagues within the College.

This events and project focused role is based in the Widening Access team which is responsible for delivering an annual programme of effective outreach initiatives that meet the requirements of our Access and Participation Plan as agreed with the Office for Students.

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

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • 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.

Due to the nature of the role regular travel to schools/colleges in London and the South East is required and some semi-regular hours based in a school/college may be required as the role develops. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jonathan Plummer, Widening Access Manager via jonathan.plummer@rhul.ac.uk 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: Recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 0221 – 014

Closing Date:   Midnight, Monday 8 March 2021  

Interview Date: Friday 19 March 2021 , all day

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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