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follow link Widening Access and Participation: Project Officer, Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford

We are seeking a professional with experience of digital communications, marketing and project management with the desire to contribute positively towards an exciting and innovative educational project. This is a dynamic and creative opportunity and would suit someone with the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including academics, schools, young people, colleges and departments. The
postholder will lead on the delivery of events such as school workshops and online livestreams and contribute to the design and delivery of new super-curricular digital content for the website. Experience and skills in the areas of project management, development and evaluation of social media campaigns, and website analytics are essential.

Salary: £28,098 – £33, 518. cheap augmentin online UK Closing date: 21 March 2018. Interview date: 5 April.

Further information: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Communications and External Relations, University of Essex,

Communications and External Relations
We are seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to work closely with the team to ensure all work is accurately and effectively evaluated and to support the work of Make Happen coordinated by the Essex Collaborative Outreach Network which is a National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) based at the University of Essex. Make Happen is a collaboration between a group of Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges, Schools, Local Authorities and charities with a single purpose – to raise aspirations and widen participation in higher education throughout Essex.

The main focus of the role will be to oversee the monitoring and evaluation of Make Happen, the collaborative network. You will be responsible for effectively embedding an evaluation plan and supporting the implementation within the team, evaluating the impact of Make Happen events and support with the development and implementation a targeting strategy. You will be required to build strong links with partner institutions and work closely with the Collaborative Outreach Manager to compile monitoring returns for HEFCE.

Based in Colchester. Fixed-term until 31 December 2018 due to uncertainty about continued funding in the foreseeable future, with the possibility of additional funding until 2020., Full-time post. Salary: £32,548 – £38,832 per annum. ampicillin 500 mg medicine Closing date: 21 March 2018.

Further information: Assistant Outreach Officer, University of Birmingham

The purpose of this post within the wider team is to ensure the University commitment to widening participation is delivered. This means that currently under-represented groups are encouraged to apply to the University through a range of activities, partnership working and action-based research.
This particular post is to support the development of activity linked to the University’s agreement with the Office for Students (OfS). It will have specific responsibility for supporting the project management of our Access to Birmingham programme, our masterclasses and schedule of school visits onto campus. It will also support the further development of our Academic Enrichment Programme and work collaboratively with our National Collaborative Outreach Programme.
The post holder will work to support the appropriate targeting and evaluation activity of the Outreach team. This will support our culture of continuous improvement, enable the dissemination of our activity to a wider audience and support reporting on our Access Agreement with the Office of Students.

Full time permanent post. Salary: £26,495 to £28,936 with potential progression once in post to £32,548 a year. ciprofloxacin 250mg price Australia Closing date 22 March.

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doxycycline order online UK Head of Widening Participation (Outreach, Education, Science Communication), Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium - Winchester

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a self-funded, independent educational charity dedicated to sparking curiosity and building science capital for all and the Science Centre is an important regional hub for informal science learning and a popular visitor attraction for families, schools and the general public.

The charity extends its reach through its trademark organisation STEM NOW and through successful partnerships with universities and industry. STEM NOW runs the South Central STEM Ambassador Hub on behalf of STEM Learning UK, coordinating more than 4,000 volunteers across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The team also manages the CREST Awards programme for 16 counties, industry and educational events, and continued professional development training and services.

The post holder duties will include: developing, delivering and evaluating a remarkable public outreach programme; joining the management team at Winchester Science Centre; delivering on our Core Principles and shape the future of the organisation; representing the organisation at local and national STEM communication conferences and meetings, to network and seek out innovative opportunities for development, where relevant to the role; planning and managing the Widening Participation budget, with the support of the Director of STEM Strategy; taking overall responsibility for reporting and meeting project deadlines for STEM outreach activities implemented by Director of STEM Strategy, external partners and trustees.

Full time permanent post, however a flexible working pattern will be required, to include early starts and regular evening and weekend work. Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 per annum depending on experience. follow link Closing date: 4 April 2018. Further information:


click SLN:COP Data Officer, Research, Enterprise & Social Partnerships, Brighton office

The Sussex Learning Network (SLN) is currently delivering the National Collaborative Outreach Programme across Sussex. The Programme aims to support the most disadvantaged young people in England to progress into higher education (HE). Effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting is critical to the success of this project.

In this role you will develop, implement and maintain data collection and monitoring systems in order to demonstrate the impact of the NCOP programme. To be successful in this role you will have experience of recording and manipulating data using various computer based systems and databases, as well as gathering, analysing, interpreting quantitative and qualitative data. The ability to communicate to specialist and non-specialist audiences is also essential.

Immediate start available. Job sharers welcome. Informal enquiries about this role can be made to Claire Walker on 07973 973790. Fixed-term post to December 2018. Salary: £25,728 – £28,936 pa. go Closing date: 4 April 2018. Interview date: 12 or 13 April 2018.

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source link Widening Participation Outreach Officer, Customer Engagement, Blackpool and The Fylde College

Post-holder responsibilities include on-going and end of project reports relative to internal and external requirements. In fulfilling this role, close and effective support for staff facilitating activity across the range of curriculum and corporate areas will be essential. To coordinate all aspects and activities in relation to Future U Collaborative Outreach Programme. To attend all operational group meetings for the network and drive activities in line with the requirements of the funding received by the College. To take a lead role in the production of UCAS data. To coordinate the College’s widening participation specialist project recruitment activities aimed at increasing young people’s aspirations to facilitate greater conversion of applicants and increase awareness of B&FC Higher Education provision. Forge outreach relationships within the community and with employers to raise awareness and recruitment to the B&FC brands.

Based at the Bispham Campus. Salary: £22,043- £23,947 (Pro-rata). Hours: 18.5 (2.5 days) per week. Fixed Term contract. Closing Date: 6 April 2018. Further information:


NERUPI Development Officer, Student Recruitment and Admissions, University of Bath

We are looking for a flexible 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 and interpersonal 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.

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.

Part-time (0.6 fte), fixed term for 12 months post. Salary: £25,728, rising to £31,604 pro rata for part time. Closing date: 8 April 2018. Interview date: 19 April 2018.

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Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Manager, Marketing and Student Recruitment, Royal Agricultural University

The successful post-holder will design, manage, deliver, monitor and evaluate the RAU’s UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Plan in order to increase the overall number of undergraduate students at the RAU, including those from under-represented groups. You will also be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with partners, including schools and colleges, and co-ordinating the RAU’s response to national widening participation initiatives, for example National Collaborative Outreach Programmes and the Office for Students’ Access and Participation Plans. Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 per annum. Full time, permanent post. Closing date: 9 April 2018. Interview date: 19 April 2018. Further information:

Lecturer in History and Widening Participation Academic Officer, School of History, University of East Anglia
The School of History and the Widening Participation Department at the wish to appoint a to enhance our growing team of academic specialists in Widening Participation. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to Widening Participation and have considerable experience in and knowledge of Outreach and/or Widening Participation across the student lifecycle. They will be able to demonstrate a specialism in History or a History-related subject and have experience of teaching at Undergraduate level.
Applications from women and those from a minority ethnic background are particularly welcome as these groups are currently underrepresented within the School.
This full time indefinite post is available from 1 June 2018. Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 per annum. Closing date: 18 April 2018. Further information: