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buy azithromycin in Australia Widening Participation & Evaluation source link Project Manager, Mangorollo CIC
Based in Central Bath we are leaders in online science schools engagement with a passion for reaching the schools missed by others. We run online STEM outreach education projects aimed at connecting school students and scientists in the UK, Ireland and across the world.
Our projects help students aspire to attend higher education. We reach the schools that HEI can’t. Your role will be to ensure we are reaching more WP students and working with HEI WP teams to help them deliver on their objectives. In addition you will take responsibility for managing our evaluation programme.

We are looking for a talented individual to work with university widening participation teams to help them reach students currently missing out on engagement activities. You’ll work with the other staff within Mangorolla to design and implement additional activities to deliver impact for the WP teams. In addition you’ll have responsibility for managing and implementing our evaluation strategy. You’ll be responsible for all things Widening Participation & Evaluation within our company.
Full time post. Salary: £27,000 – £33,000 per annum pro-rata (depending on experience).

Email CV and letter to Application process: Send a cover letter that explains why you want to work with us and why we’d want to work with you. Closing Date: 16 December 2017 at noon (GMT). Interview date: 18 December 2017. Further information: cheaper alternative to doxycycline hyclate Commercial Product Driver (BTEC Higher National), Pearson Education Ltd

The successful applicant will drive growth for the BTEC Higher National (HN) portfolio through the effective management of existing and proposed new products to support the strategic and operational objectives of the business. This will involve the creation, implementation and monitoring of product and portfolio strategies and plans in order to achieve sales and profit targets, as well as identifying opportunities for growth through partnerships with external stakeholders. Permanent full time post. Central London.

Key responsibilities include to:

Develop and drive the integrated proposition strategy for the HN portfolio to grow market share and/or margin to meet business objectives.

Take responsibility for revenue performance of HN products and services throughout their life-cycle; monitoring, communicating and prompting action to members of wider department on a regular basis.

Network internally and externally to develop product propositions and inform product development decisions.

Define and implement an innovative proposition strategy for the Pearson BTEC Higher National portfolio; shaping the models for qualification support products and services (distribution, pricing, features, etc) and working with virtual functional teams to drive the delivery plan.

Work closely with customers on an on-going basis to define customer value and interpret that into propositions.

Champion the HN proposition with customers and participate in new market and product launches through a deep understanding of the Pearson BTEC Higher National portfolio, its products and markets.

Champion commercial thinking; acting as a coach for others and leading on training to develop the department’s commercial skills.

Pearson Education Ltd is a leading UK awarding organization, offering a suite of academic and vocational qualifications in over 90 countries worldwide. We are driven by the desire to advance learning and change lives. Every day, all over the world, our qualifications help learning flourish. And wherever learning flourishes, so do people. Further information: Senior Widening Participation Projects Officer (NCOP), Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London

This is an NCOP funded fixed term post until December 2018. The post holder will organise a series of interventions in order to support ward learners and their classmates. You will work collaboratively with colleagues at St Mary’s, partner colleges and schools, as well as the wider NCOP network in order to develop and deliver meaningful interventions throughout the funded period. The post holder will lead on recruiting, training and managing a set of student mentors which will be deployed in the classroom to serve as teaching assistants. You will also work closely with expert colleagues in order to develop a suite of meta-cognitive and study skills sessions for young people. With a partner university you will organise a teacher and adviser conference for those who regularly support ward learners. The post holder will possess excellent organisation and project management skills and have experience of delivering engaging and age-appropriate content for young people.

Salary: £28,936 per annum (£17,362). Hours: 22 hours per week (0.6FTE). Fixed term until December 2018. buy doxycycline online cheap Closing date: 17 December 2017.

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Oxford Brookes University is the Lead Institution for “Study Higher”, a HEFCE funded collaborative outreach programme covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon. The partnership is part of the nationwide “National Collaborative Outreach Programme” (NCOP) that aims to deliver outreach in specific, local areas where higher education participation is low overall and lower than would be expected given GCSE (KS4) attainment rates, with the intention of boosting HE participation rates by young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.

The role of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is an exciting job opportunity, suitable for someone who has experience of analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data, and an interest and understanding of widening participation within a higher education context. The postholder will be responsible for leading on analysis for Study Higher by undertaking primary and secondary research to support, inform and evaluate the development of the Study Higher strategies. They will also play a key role in developing an evaluation strategy and support materials that enable the Study Higher team and partner institutions to carry out
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buy bactrim in Grenland Norway Higher Education Liaison, The Study Higher NCOP, (Oxford Brookes University)

The post-holder duties will include: Managing the Study Higher relationship with a portfolio of target schools and colleges through developing relationships with key members of staff

Designing and delivering creative aspiration and attainment-raising activities for groups of learners in target schools and colleges; Providing 1-1/small group mentoring and other support to students; Coordinating visits to partner institutions from groups of students in target schools and colleges; Developing relationships with partners and other parties whilst using a strategic approach to advertise and support the broader Study Higher offer; Collaborating with other Higher Education Liaison Officers based in Swindon to deliver regional projects and activities.

The post will work closely with a small portfolio of schools and colleges to increase participation in Higher Education for students from backgrounds currently under-represented.
The post holder will be based at New College, Swindon, and will be responsible for managing relationships with 5 schools and colleges. The postholder will be employed by Oxford Brookes University, and will be entitled to the full range of staff benefits. This is a full time, fixed term position until 31 December 2018 (with the possibility of extension
based on successful funding applications). Salary: £ 26,495 rising annually to £28,936
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Widening Participation Evidence and Evaluation Manager, University of East Anglia
This is a new role in UEA’s Widening Participation Team to manage the implementation of UEA’s Widening Participation Evidence and Evaluation Strategy including specifying and managing different research streams, interpreting and reporting on insight, designing and undertaking evaluations and developing the strategy and approach to reflect changing priorities over time.
You have experience of designing, managing and implementing projects to build an evidence base to directly inform activity and to evaluate the success and impact of activities. You are highly data literate and experienced in specifying, sourcing, interpreting and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data. You are highly organised and have experience of managing a team and projects requiring input from, and meeting the needs of, multiple stakeholders.  You are passionate about HE, and especially about widening access, success and progression for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or from under-represented groups.
This role will be crucial in enabling the University to deliver its Widening Participation strategy and realise its commitments to increasing the proportion of students from under-represented groups admitted to and successfully completing their studies. Full or part-time time permanent post. Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 per annum. Closing date: 5 January 2018.
For an informal chat about the role do not hesitate to contact Becky Price, Widening Participation Manager,<> or 01603593615.

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Access Manager (Pre 16 team), University College LondonProjects Manager, Learning and Participation (Dance), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a forward thinking, contemporary and world-class Higher Education Institution with a vision to redefine the conservatoire for the 21st century. At the leading edge of music and dance training, it provides specialist education of the highest quality, which reflects the increasingly collaborative world of artistic practice and supports the lifelong career development of students and professional performing artists.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Projects Manager to join a committed and innovative team of dance professionals. This post, one of two Project Managers in the Learning and Participation (Dance) programme, offers an exciting opportunity to work in a high profile dance organisation, as part of a supportive team all committed to the value of dance in education and the community.

The Learning and Participation (Dance) Projects Managers are responsible for the administration, coordination and management of a range of projects and activities across youth, disability, community, widening participation and school sectors. In addition they have a vital role contributing to the strategic planning of the Learning and Participation (Dance) in the Faculty of Dance. This post will be focused on work in secondary schools, widening participation and leading on our Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) outreach and recruitment activity. As part of their role with the CAT, the postholder will contribute to the student support programme as a personal tutor responsible for the pastoral care of a group of CAT students.

We are looking for a self-motivated, highly organised and experienced individual who has a real interest and understanding of the contemporary dance sector and commitment to working with people of all ages and backgrounds. The role requires the ability to take initiative and excellent communication skills.  Flexible working will be required with regular Saturday working during term time and occasional evenings together with a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) that shows you are not on the barred list of individuals who are unsuitable for working with children.

Full-time, fixed term post (Maternity Cover) for one year: Start date: Monday 25 February 2018. Salary: £29,373 – £35,249 p.a. including LWA. Closing date: 8 January 2018.

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Principal & Chief Executive, New College `Swindon

New College Swindon has a bright future ahead, building on the progress that we have already made. A Beacon Award-winning college, our 16-18 and 19+ Adult achievement rates are significantly above the national average, we are a Top 10 college for learner and employer satisfaction and we rank among the top colleges in the country for English and maths progress.

Following the retirement of our current Principal, we are seeking an inspirational leader who will develop and implement an ambitious strategy to ensure that we become an outstanding provider of training and education, harnessing the internal talent and instilling a culture of achievement.  Developing effective partnerships and creating new initiatives, our new leader will ensure the college’s ongoing sustainability and reputation at the forefront of the local community and beyond.

Entrepreneurial and aspirational, our successful candidate will have an impressive track record of achievement at a senior level within the education sector, with the ability to create a strong profile internally and externally.  If you have the vision, expertise and appetite to lead us and contribute to our ongoing and future success, we would like to hear from you.

If you would like a confidential conversation please contact Maureen Debbage, Director of Human Resources on 0179 373 2813 or

Full time permanent post. Salary: c. £125,000. Closing date: 14 January 2018.

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