The National Co-ordination Team for Widening Participation and Access to Higher Education

Resources (and current vacancy information)

Action on Access has a developed a range of resources for individual institutions and organisations, as well as national publications for the sector as a whole, a free up-to-date vacancy service, events listings, and monthly newsletter all free to download or view on our website:

  • Reports
  • Briefings
  • Electronic newsletters
  • Events listings
  • Vacancy service
  • Monthly WP and access eBulletin
  • Plus information, news and views of key reports


                            CURRENT VACANCIES

Please let  the institutions and organisations you apply to know that you saw this vacancy on the Action on Access website.


Widening Participation Fundraiser and Co-ordinator, University of Law

The Widening Participation Fundraiser and Co-ordinator will support University’s Widening Access and Participation work. You will be based at either the London Bloomsbury or Birmingham campus.

You will be responsible for creating and administering a fund designed to support widening participation students financially, in order for them to attend the University’s International Summer School and other schemes that the University may develop.

The Widening Participation Fundraiser and Co-ordinator will, in conjunction with the Head of Access and Participation, Senior Alumni Manager and Campus Deans, develop a plan to raise funding from businesses and University alumni, approach businesses and individuals for sponsorship and donations, and administer the fund.

For this role you will need to have previous experience in fundraising or widening participation, experience of working independently and managing your own workload. You will also need to have excellent social and listening skills and the ability to build trust and work effectively with donors, leading alumni and senior staff.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Morag Duffin on 01483 405507 or email

Part time post (0.5 fte). Salary: up to £30,000 pro rata at 0.5 FTE (£15,000.) Closing date: 16 December 2019.


Senior Access Officer (Research), Access and Widening Participation, UCL

The Senior Access Officer (Research) is responsible for developing and implementing the research strand of UCL’s access and student success work. The post holder works with the Access Manager (Communications and Planning) to set priorities, and both commission research and undertake in-house research projects.

The successful candidate will have experience of conducting research, and a knowledge and understanding of research methods. They will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of people.

The Access and Widening Participation Office leads on the development and implementation of UCL’s strategies to widen access to UCL from underrepresented groups.  We are a large and dynamic team, working with primary school pupils through to mature students, families and teachers.  We take an evidence-led approach to access with a strong focus on evaluation and research.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Lucie March by email or on tel 0203 108 8281.

This is a fulltime maternity cover post until November 2020. We will consider applications to work on a part-time or flexible basis. Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 per annum (incl. London Allowance). Closing date: 31 December 2019. Provisional interview date: 14 January 2019.