Outreach Officer

  • £27,924 to £31,406 per annum pro rata
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University Of Kent

Do you have experience of and a passion for working with schools and young people, especially those from under represented social groups? If so, this exciting opportunity in the University's Division of Natural Sciences could be just right for you.

The role would see you working with colleagues within the Marketing, Recruitment & Engagement team and across the wider Division, as well as the central Outreach and Widening Participation department, to coordinate and deliver outreach activity, and making a valuable contribution to student recruitment and widening participation in higher education.

As Outreach Officer you will:

plan, and deliver where appropriate, outreach demonstrations, interventions and activities to potential students and partner organisations both on and offsite as part of a divisional programme

oversee the recruitment, DBS checking process, training and mentoring of all undergraduate and postgraduate Student Ambassadors involved in the Division’s outreach activities

develop the Division's widening participation offering to support students who would not normally consider going to university but have the potential to succeed

To be successful in this role, you will have/be:

educated to A level standard or equivalent

experience of working with schools and young people, especially those from under represented social groups

demonstrable experience of working within an administrative role

some prior knowledge and understanding of and empathy with the issues surrounding widening participation and inclusiveness in higher education

Applications for full time (35 hours) or part time (17.5 hours) working patterns will be considered - please indicate your preference when making your application.

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ around 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Human Resources team on [email protected], quoting ref number: NATS-097-21.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: NATS-098-21