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

Resources (and current vacancy information)

buy augmentin Australia 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, publication, events and conferences on access, participation and student success published by others.
  • enter site Action on Access authorises and moderates a number of electronic Jiscmail distribution lists.

See our latest monthly eBulletin on the Briefings webpage. Vacancies

(Please mention that you saw the vacancy in the Action on Access eBulletin when applying for any of these vacancies.) NCOP Higher York Outreach Hub Officer

We require an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join the Higher York team as part of the HEFCE funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).

NCOP aims to identify and address issues around progression in to higher education.  In particular, it seeks to undertake outreach activity in specific local areas where HE participation is low overall and lower than expected given GCSE attainment levels.

You will be passionate about working with young people and improving access to higher education. You will also be experienced in developing and delivering outreach activity that engages students, schools, colleges and communities.  A strong team player, you will also be effective at event management and working in partnership with others.

The post will be based at York St John University but will require the holder to work on a flexible basis, including travel to alternative locations and some evening/weekend work. The Hub Officer will be responsible for outreach in our Selby, York, Harrogate and Skipton wards.

Full time, for a fixed term period ending 31st July 2019. Salary for this role is £28098 to £32548. click here Closing Date – 20 August 2018 at midnight

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We are looking for a Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer; working as part of a small team, managing our relationships with a group of schools and colleges in order to increase applications from students under-represented in Higher Education and at Oxford Brookes.

The post holder will have particular responsibility for developing and delivering our work with students in years 5-9, and for designing some of our work to raise attainment in local schools. You will also contribute to our broader schools liaison portfolio, including delivering talks and workshops in schools to a range of audiences, and organising and delivering largescale events on campus.

Full time, permanent post. Salary: £26,495 to £28,936. buy augmentin in AU online Closing date: 23 August 2018. Further information:


go site Outreach Manager, University of Plymouth

We are looking for an experienced outreach professional to develop, lead and implement outreach strategies and initiatives to increase applications to the University from under-represented groups and achieve our Access and Participation plan targets. You will direct and inspire the Outreach team to build strong relationships with pre-16 schools and deliver a programme of strategically focused, high impact outreach activity to engage pre-16 students, parents, teachers and advisers.

As a strong leader, you will have excellent communication and project management skills. You will have a strong track record of devising, implementing and evaluating outreach activities and will be confident in using data and analytics to target activity and evaluate impact. Permanent full time contract. Salary: £38,833 – £47,722 pa.

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source link UK Student Recruitment Manager, University of Plymouth

We are looking for a strategically focused student recruitment professional to develop, lead and implement student recruitment strategies to achieve the University’s recruitment ambitions.. As UK Student Recruitment Manager you will have the opportunity to shape and evolve our approach to student recruitment. You will direct, motivate and inspire the Undergraduate Recruitment team to build our network of schools and colleges across the UK and deliver innovative student recruitment activity to achieve recruitment targets.

You will be part of a highly skilled, professional and integrated marketing and communications team that are driving innovation and change. You will lead and direct the Undergraduate Recruitment team to build a network of schools and colleges across the UK and deliver innovative student recruitment activity to achieve recruitment targets

You will be a strong leader with excellent interpersonal and project management skills. Your approach will be target focused, performance driven and you will be confident in using data and analytics to target activity and measure return on investment.

Salary: £38,833 – £47,722. Closing date: 26 August 2018. Interview date: 14 September 2018. Further information:


where can I buy bactrim online Programme Officer, North of England, The Scholars Programme, The Brilliant Club

The Scholars Programme is excited to be recruiting for a Programme Officer in Leeds. The Brilliant Club has recently launched its new strategy, The Path to Outcomes, in which we have committed to delivering consistent and reliable outcomes for our pupils. This includes a pledge to support 6,500 pupils from under-represented backgrounds to progress to highly-selective universities by 2021.

As a member of The Scholars Programme Team, this role will play an important part in delivering this strategy, managing programme delivery in their region. They will manage a cluster of placements, working with teachers and university widening participation staff to arrange programme logistics, and managing a team of PhD tutors to design and deliver their courses in schools. The role will include some travel within the UK, which may involve early starts, late finishes, overnight stays and occasional weekend working. Full expenses are paid for work away from the main office, and time off in lieu is given in line with the charity’s HR policy.

The role requires a driven and dynamic team player, with significant experience of success in school teaching, academia or programme management. To manage their placements, they will deliver aspects of our provision directly (e.g. PhD tutor training, university trips) and will support PhD tutors to deliver others (e.g. course design, in-school tutorials). They will build and maintain excellent relationships with teachers and university staff, which underpin The Brilliant Club’s collaborative model.

The successful candidate will champion the charity’s values and embody The Brilliant Club

them in interactions with colleagues and partners. They will be comfortable in building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and managing logistics through our online CRM system. They will co-ordinate programme activities, track progress and deliver results. They will be positive and pro-active, with a commitment to delivering excellent standards.

We think this is a great opportunity to join The Scholars Programme at a time when the charity is expanding its provision across the UK and growing its capacity to deliver outcomes for pupils. We look forward to receiving applications from candidates who meet the job requirements and who are committed to the charity’s mission.

Permanent Position. Salary: £28,764. Closing Date: 28th August at 12pm. Interview Dates: Monday 3rd September 2018, Friday 7th September 2018.

Further information: Events and Enquiries Manager, Oxford Brookes University

This exciting new post will managing Oxford Brookes’ on campus student recruitment events, and oversee the University’s enquiry handling processes.

Responsibilities include: leading the development and coordination of on-campus recruitment activities for undergraduate and postgraduate students; designing and overseeing an improved process of enquiry handling, ensuring that enquiries from prospective students are responded to quickly and accurately, and followed up proactively; managing the events and enquiries team, including managing the events budget

We are looking for: experience of managing large scale events, ideally whilst working in Higher Education; experience of line management, and managing projects and budgets; excellent customer service skills; the ability to work collaboratively with a large number of stakeholders Full time, permanent post. Closing date: 28 August 2018. Interview date:14 September 2018.

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NERUPI Development Officer – based University of Bath

The Network for Evaluating and Researching Widening Participation Interventions (NERUPI) framework provides a rigorous yet flexible approach to assessing the impact of widening participation and equity initiatives, a key priority for the HE Sector. The Framework has been trialled in several universities and the aim of this post is to open up the opportunity for other HEIs to benefit from its application.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable person with expertise in evaluating WP activities and an interest in innovative methodologies. As well as having a good understanding of widening participation policy and practice the person appointed will need excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. The main areas of work are: advising members on applying the Framework to their activities; updating the website including the members only area; organising workshops and seminars; supporting the  community of practice; managing network administration. An interest in applying for and delivering collaborative research and evaluation in the area of widening participation is highly desirable.

This post is a part time role of 21.9hrs per week (0.6FTE) and is being offered on a fixed term contract basis with an anticipated expiry date of 31 July 2019. Salary: £. 25,728, rising to £31,604 pro rata. Closing date: 28 August 2018. Interview date: 3 September 2018.

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Widening Participation Faculty Co-ordinator, Widening Participation, Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions, University of Warwick

To lead and support our Widening Participation (WP) approach across our Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Science, Engineering and Medicine, these posts will work collaboratively to ensure WP provision is joined up across the university promoting and facilitating best practice whilst supporting the development of new innovative provision. The roles will support the development of a whole institutional approach to widening participation across all aspects of the student lifecycle, linking together and supporting academic departments with their work and enhancing engagement with institutional WP provision. You will be involved in the development and delivery of initiatives to support and enhance widening participation activity across the student lifecycle.
You will be passionate about the transformative role higher education can have on individuals to improve social mobility and be a champion for widening participation work across the institution. The successful candidates will be excellent co-ordinators and facilitators including the ability to develop and enhance relationships at all levels.
The three posts will have dual reporting lines to the Head of Widening Participation and senior staff based in the Faculty. Candidates should indicate a preference to which Faculty they may wish to apply for, although this may be negotiated during the selection process.

Full time, permanent posts. Salary: £39,992 – £47,722 per annum. Closing date: 29 August 2018. Further information:


EMWPREP Project Officer (NCOP), Loughborough University
The OfS funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) seeks to work with young people, via 29 geographically located consortia in disadvantaged areas, who are achieving the qualifications they need to put them on a trajectory for HE but subsequently take a different path. The East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP), based at Loughborough University, are working with four local consortia (Pathways; LiNCHigher; DANCOP and Higher Horizons+) to lead on the monitoring, evaluation and tracking of their NCOP activity.
The EMWPREP NCOP Officer will therefore provide a full monitoring, evaluation and tracking service to partner NCOP consortia, thus supporting the wider EMWPREP team and colleagues working at partner institutions in the area of widening participation.

Full-time post fixed term for 12 months in the first instance. Salary: £24,285 to £28,936 per annum. Closing date: 2 September 2018. Interview date: 17 September 2018. Further information:


AccessHE London Programmes & Communications Coordinator
The post holder will co-ordinate the delivery of a range of the AccessHE London programmes and communications with our partners. AccessHE supports over 30 HEIs (primarily in London) in delivering their commitments to ensuring access amongst presently under-represented groups. In this role AccessHE supports a number of activities designed to initiate a collaborative approach to widening access to HE in London. In particular this post involves supporting our action forums which are a range of thematic groups which come together across the year to set the agenda for social mobility through higher education in the capital.

Full time, fixed term post for two years. Salary: £30,000 to £34,000. Closing date: 4 September 2018. Interview date: w/c 10 September 018.

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Data Processing and Reporting Officer, The Kent and Medway Progression Federation
Reporting to the Finance, Communications and Operations Manager, the post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating data entry (managing sessional staff to do so), processing data and producing standardised reports based on baseline questionnaires completed by students in KMPF schools. Baseline questionnaires collect personal data and attitudinal responses to Higher Education, which can be used to identify students who would benefit most from outreach activities and then demonstrate the impact of intervention as they progress through their school career and onwards to Higher Education. The post holder will liaise with colleagues in partner institutions, including Progression Mentors in partner schools to ensure the smooth delivery and receipt of baseline questionnaires and subsequent reports.

Outstanding attention to detail, the ability to identify inaccuracies in data entry and experience of working with either Excel or Access is essential for the role. Full training on the HEAT database and standardised reports will be provided. This post would be an ideal step-up for an administrator with a keen interest in databases, reporting or analysis, or for someone who has previously worked with databases or CRMs and is looking to build on their existing skills.
Fixed term until 31 July 2019 (with aspirations beyond this, contingent on project funding), based in Canterbury and part-time 22.5 hours/week. Closing date: 10 September 2018. Interview date: 17 September 2018.
For the right candidate there may also be an opportunity to undertake additional hours and support KMPF and KaMCOP research through analysis of historic baseline questionnaires.

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Access Officer, Trinity College, University of Oxford

The Access Officer will work with colleagues throughout the College and across the University; with schools and non-governmental organisations in the field of widening access; and with parents, carers and advisers. Activities include school and college visits, higher education fairs, student conferences, open days, residential visits by prospective applicants and a wide variety of events for teachers. Trinity hosts a range of residential visits by school students including the University-wide UNIQ Summer School for Year 12 UK state school students as well as programmes that target discrete under-represented groups such as Into Oxford and Target Oxbridge. The Access Officer will be responsible for safeguarding participants during school visits and residential summer schools.

Attracting more high-achieving applicants from state schools, and in particular from under-represented groups, is a key priority for the College, ensuring that talented students from groups that are currently under-represented within the College and University community can be inspired and supported to make successful applications to study at Oxford, and to ensure that the College offers a welcoming and inclusive experience to students of all backgrounds.

Reporting to the Head of Access, the Access Officer will deliver a range of activities, ensuring that these are appropriately targeted. Oxford University operates a programme of ‘link colleges’ for schools across the UK. Trinity College is the link college for Oxfordshire and an area of the north east of England that includes Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar, Cleveland and Stockton on Tees. The role involves travel and delivering activity within these areas.

Salary £22,214-£24,983 depending on experience and qualifications. Closing date: 14 September 2018. Interview date: 25 September 2018

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