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cheapest ampicillin UK Data and Monitoring Officer, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds

Do you have experience in impact measurement and evaluation?  Have you a sound knowledge of data analytics with the ability to share your skills with others? Are you interested in the widening participation agenda?

This is an exciting project post for someone developing their quantitative impact and monitoring skills in supporting the Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) to assess its capabilities in widening participation and student achievement.  The LLC’s mission is to work with mature, part-time and foundation-level learners, with an emphasis in supporting those from groups under-represented in higher education.

You will be involved in producing and analysing management information relevant to the LLC’s strategy and remit.  You will support the LLC’s widening participation strategy, developing appropriate impact and evaluation frameworks relating to the various stages in the learner journey.  You will cascade your skills and knowledge by providing informal training related to your area of expertise.  In addition, you will be required to develop and maintain the LLC’s local database systems.

You must be a team player, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and communicating effectively with academic and support staff at all levels.  You will participate as a member of the administrative team to support the efficient running of the LLC.

Full time, fixed term until December 2019 – cover for temporary absence. Salary: £26,495 to £31,604 p.a. tetracycline cheap USA Closing date: 20 May 2018. Interview date: 7 June 2018.

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follow site Volunteering and Participation Consultant, The Clandon Park project, National Trust

We are in the early stages of an anticipated 5 year project of planning and developing a new future for Clandon. At the heart of our plan for its future are our supporters – volunteers, visitors and members. We have the opportunity to create a dynamic and active visitor offer that engages audiences’ hearts and minds, immersing them in both an 18th century world as well as exhibitions and experiences of the highest calibre that are both stimulating and relevant to modern lives. We are therefore very keen to involve our local stakeholders in the development of our emerging plans. The Volunteering, Participation and Inclusion Lead Consultant for Clandon Park will play a crucial role in this process.

The aim of this exciting new role is to develop a programme of participatory activity to increase public engagement and understanding of Clandon Park and the greater work of the Trust in protecting and connecting people with their heritage. You’ll lead the volunteering, participation and inclusion work-stream for this complex project; building excellent knowledge and understanding of the local community and the arts, cultural and community organisations serving them. You’ll use innovative and participatory approaches to develop activity, preferably in partnership with local organisations which will result in engaging, person centred programming, with a particular focus on those parts of the community currently underrepresented across our visitors, volunteers, members and staff. You will need a genuine interest and understanding of the heritage sector, you’ll bring excellent community involvement, participation and volunteering experience to the role alongside an imaginative and collaborative approach to developing participatory projects with a range of partners.

This role will be based from the Wisley Hub, near Guilford in Surrey. 22.5 hours a week. Salary: £19,003 pa (FTE £31,671). Closing date: 20 May 2018.

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source link Participation Officer (Policy and Campaigns), National Deaf Children’s Society, London

Do you have experience of working directly with young people to bring about change? Supporting them to make sure their voice is heard and acted upon?

We are looking for a Participation Officer with a strong campaigning background to bring about change for deaf children and young people. The post holder will work alongside our Senior Participation Officer to actively engage and support deaf children and young people on our Young People’s Advisory Board to get involved in our policy, campaigns and consultation activity to ensure that all of our activity is influenced by their views and experiences.

Are you passionate about young people’s participation, engagement and campaigning? Do you have the energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of deaf children and young people? If so we would like to hear from you. The successful candidate will work alongside our Senior Participation Officer to develop, support, train and motivate deaf young people to really get involved in our campaigning activities. Influencing local and national decision makers in what matters most to deaf young people is a priority.

Candidates will need experience of working directly with children and young people and have a strong commitment in upholding their needs and rights. Having a good working knowledge of current policy in education and decision making processes would be advantageous. Travel throughout the UK will be required.

Salary: £27,575 - £32,218 per annum. Full time permanent post. ciprofloxacin used for food poisoning Closing Date: 9am, 11 June 2018. Interview Date: 22 June 2018.

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order amoxicillin Canada Senior Recruitment Officer (Faculty Partner), Student Recruitment and Admissions, University of Sheffield 

The SRO (Faculty Partner) role is intended to further strengthen the strategic support provided to academic faculties in relation to meeting the University’s student recruitment aims. The Student Recruitment and Admissions. (SRA) is organised into five functional areas: Admissions Service, UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation, Communications, Data and Insight, and Faculty Liaison (which consists of these three roles). Throughout the structure, members of the team engage proactively and positively in delivering on the overarching aims of the service, fully aligned with the University’s Student Recruitment Strategy. All teams within SRA are responsible for supporting recruitment to all levels of study (UG, PGT, PGR) and all modes (full- and part-time, distance learning, CPD etc.).

With the exception of the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team (who work with UK-based students only), all teams within SRA are responsible for supporting recruitment to all categories/fee statuses of student (UK, EU and overseas), including prospective students meeting widening participation criteria. Knowledge and understanding of the current student recruitment context for UK Higher Education is essential but we welcome applications from candidates with the required skills and aptitudes but who have not worked within a specific student recruitment role. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

Salary: £39,992 – £47,722 per annum. Potential to progress to £53,691 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution. go to site Closing Date: 21st May 2018.

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enter site Senior Access Officer (Academic Liaison), Access and Widening Participation, Student and Registry Services, UCL , London

The Access and Widening Participation Office delivers activities to encourage applications from students who come from socio-economic backgrounds currently under-represented in higher education. As a key member of the Teacher and Academic Liaison team, the post-holder will be responsible for developing and implementing the internal communications and departmental support strand of UCL’s access and widening participation work.  The post-holder will manage and deliver the Year 12 Summer School and Summer Challenge programmes and support academic departments in the development of their widening participation activities.

The successful candidate will have experience of developing and implementing new initiatives, planning and delivering large and complex events, and collecting and manipulating data.  Excellent communication, teamwork and prioritisation skills are essential.  Experience of managing budgets, implementing communication strategies and working with schools and colleges would be desirable.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Full Time post until 28 February 2019 initially. Salary: £34,635 to £41,864 per annum(inclusive of London allowance). Closing Date: 21 May 2018.

Further information: Student Recruitment Admissions Officer, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, York

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Student Recruitment and Admissions Officer to join Hull York Medical School (HYMS). HYMS is one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary schools, offering innovative and rigorous medical education. A collaboration between the Universities of Hull and York and the NHS, the School works across University campuses, teaching hospitals and medical practices throughout the Yorkshire, Humber and North Lincolnshire regions – producing excellent doctors who are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to exceed in an ever changing NHS landscape. For the last two years, HYMS has been in the top 10 for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2014 and 2015). In the national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), over 85% of research across HYMS was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

The Student Recruitment and Admissions Team promote Hull York Medical School to prospective students, their agents and advisors and manage the admissions process for undergraduate, postgraduate and intercalated studies applicants. This role supports HYMS’s strategies for student recruitment and admissions, including supporting admissions decision making, enhancement of the applicant experience, increased diversity and improvement in applicant conversion.

You will have strong IT fluency including skills in setting up and using databases, corporate and ‘in-house systems’. You will be able to undertake research and perform detailed analysis, manipulation an interpretation of specialised data. You will have strong experience of organising and leading large scale events and meetings. You will possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to confidentially engage with a wide variety of customers and stakeholders. You will have exceptional organisational skills and be able to work proactively, independently and to tight deadlines. This role requires a willingness to comply with holiday restrictions and to work occasional unsocial hours including evenings and weekends at peak times. The successful candidate will be required to travel to meetings, recruitment and other events. Full time post. Salary: £31,604 to £38,832 per annum.

Closing Date: 22 May 2018. Further information:


Head of Student Support and Enhancement, Philosophy, Psychology, And Language Sciences Department, University of Edinburgh

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a Head of Student Support and Enhancement to directly lead our Student Support function within the School, and to play a pivotal role in developing and implementing strategic planning relating to all aspects of student experience across our taught portfolio of programmes.

Leading a team of three Student Support Officers, they will liaise with both academic and professional services staff across the School, coordinating the team’s actions to achieve to overall objectives and maintain a high level of student support to all PPLS UG students, whilst also leading and coordinating enhancement projects relating to UG and PGT students.

All applicants should upload a current CV as well as a cover letter/supporting statement outlining their suitability for the role. Direct management of the UG Student Support Officers and overall responsibility for PPLS Student Support and Experience Office

This is a part-time role (0.8FTE), initially envisaged to be fixed term for 18 months.

Salary: £32,548 – £38,833. Closing date: 23 May 2018.

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Widening Participation Coordinator, Widening Participation, Academic Registrar’s Division, LSE
Working with around 2,500 young people each year Widening Participation at LSE delivers a comprehensive Programme of activity to meet LSE’s commitments within the School’s Access Agreement and LSE Strategy 2020. The Widening Participation Coordinator will support and deliver a range of projects across the Team as well as contributing to the development of new and innovative WP projects.
The post holder will also be involved in recruiting, training and supervising academic and student staff involved with the projects; and liaising with schools and colleges involved with Widening Participation (WP) projects. LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university
Candidates should have: a general knowledge of UK education and widening participation issues; experience of working with children and/or young people in an educational environment; experience of organising events; ability to understand and convey information in a clear and accurate manner.
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. Salary: £28,721 – £33,244 a year inclusive with potential to progress to £35,768 pa inclusive of London Allowance. Closing date: 27 May 2018. Further information:


Widening Access and Participation Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for the post of Coordinator within the Widening Access and Participation (WAP) Team. The postholder will contribute towards our current programme and design new outreach activities focused on BAME communities. The team delivers and supports a variety of projects with differing scope and scale, focusing on and working towards the University’s Access Targets ( and other strategic priorities relating to access and admissions at the University of Oxford and within the wider higher education context.

The postholder will have a key lead role in the management of a portfolio of outreach activities focused on working with students, teachers, organisations and communities. The role is suitable for a professional with experience of the design and delivery of outreach projects. Experience of working with BAME communities or an understanding of current factors effecting progression to higher education for different groups is desirable. The successful candidate will work alongside colleagues within the WAP team and the wider University to deliver projects including academic workshops, residential events and conferences for parents, teachers and students.

Working with the Senior Head of Outreach and other UAO colleagues working on evaluation, the postholder will be responsible for encouraging the implementation of the University’s Evaluation Framework and further developing effective systems for evaluating outreach and student success activities to inform future direction in this area. The role requires the ability to work collaboratively and sensitively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners including organisations involved in widening participation to higher education, academics, current students, colleges and departments.

Salary: £31,604 – £38,833. Closing date:12.00 noon 30 May 2018.

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Education and Partnerships Officer, Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

2018 is an exciting year of growth for the Queen’s Theatre following a period of significant audience development, impressive work in the community, extensive touring and new national and international co-production relationships. Join us for this next chapter as we deliver increasingly ambitious plans to make and present a widening range of theatre that connects with different people.

Education and Partnerships Officer

We are looking for someone to further develop the Theatre’s relationships with schools, colleges, community and partner organisations whilst delivering Education engagement opportunities and supporting other Learning & Participation programmes at the Queen’s Theatre.

Permanent, full time vacancy. Salary: up to £23,019. Closing date: 30 May 2018. First interviews: 7 & 8 June. Second interviews: 13 & 14 June.

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Graduate Advisor – Greater Manchester Higher NCOP Programme

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support widening participation with the goal of increasing participation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds into Higher Education.  Working with Greater Manchester Higher, the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) is a highly targeted collaborative outreach programme focussed on working with Y9 – 13 pupils from areas which have lower participation in higher education than expected based on attainment.

The NCOP Hub is based at Bolton College, however post holders will work across areas of Bolton, Bury and Rochdale.

You will have a higher education qualification together with experience of providing advice and guidance to Schools and Colleges.

Fixed term full time post. Salary: £20,363-£22,262. Closing Date: 3 June 2018. Interview Date: 4th and 5th July 2018. Further information:


DANCOP Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant, DANCOP team, University of Derby 

We require an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the DANCOP (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme) team as part of the Office for Students 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.
The role of the Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant is to support the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to ensure that colleagues and partners are adhering to the monitoring and evaluation strategy and to assist operationally in the management of data inputting, analysis and management. You will be responsible for assisting with processes and procedures for monitoring and evaluation, including those laid out by third party organisations such as EMWPREP (East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership) and iCeGS (International Centre for Guidance Studies).

Full time post, fixed Term until 31/07/2019. Salary: ££19,657 to £21,236 per annum. Closing date: 3 June 2018. Further information:


Access and Support Officer, Student Success, Kingston University, London

You will develop, manage and deliver a range of activities aimed at supporting the participation and achievement of looked after children, care leavers, estranged learners, young adult carers and other groups facing specific and significant barriers to educational progression. Working as part of a supportive and energetic team, you will manage case-work within the KU Cares programme aimed at raising aspirations and improving access..  Your remit will include the management of outreach activities for looked after children and young adult carers, acting as the first point of contact for KU Cares students and enquiries and the further development of the KU Cares programme of support. You will build new, and maintain links with local authorities, virtual schools, community organisations and other partners to ensure accurate information, advice and guidance is made available to prospective KU Cares students and their influencers.

To join our supportive and energetic team of Access and Support Officers you will need a proven track record of administration together with good knowledge of widening participation and barriers to learning and success in higher education, in particular those affecting care leavers, estranged learners and young adult carers. Fully conversant with the UCAS application cycle and progression routes to university, you will also have experience of advising individuals or groups on their education options and managing complex case-work.

Fixed term post for 12 months. Salary: £33,027 to £36,859. Closing Date: 14 June 2018. Interview date: 20 June 2018. Further information:


Schools Liaison Officer, Girton College, Cambridge – Cambridge University

Girton College is looking to appoint a Schools Liaison Officer to join the small but busy team in the College’s Tutorial & Admissions Office. The role has specific duties relating to the organisation of College admissions and widening participation events and assisting in the development of good relationships with schools and Colleges in identified areas including the Midlands, as well as providing general administrative support within the team.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, IT, organisational and administrative skills. They will be educated to degree level with an understanding of widening participation and knowledge of the structure and systems of higher education, further education and secondary schools. The role requires some travel outside of the Cambridge area and working outside of normal office hours when required. A satisfactory Standard DBS Check is necessary for this role (to be acquired on appointment).

The College offers 34 days paid holiday per year, pension scheme, on-site parking, use of gym and swimming pool, free lunch plus other benefits commensurate with working for a large Cambridge University College.

Full-time, Permanent post. Salary: £21,843.00 to £25,298.00 per annum. Closing date: noon on 18 June 2018. Further information: