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Widening Participation Coordinator

Admissions and Outreach
Salary:   £22,847 to £26,341
Closing Date:   Monday 01 November 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 11 November 2021
Reference:  N2651-R

The Outreach and Student Success team (within the division of Recruitment, Admissions and International Development) is looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for working with young people to join the team in order to encourage social mobility and address educational inequality.

You will have a creative approach and experience of working with young people, teachers and schools/colleges, and you will coordinate outreach projects and activities designed to raise attainment and broaden the aspirations of students from widening participation (WP) backgrounds. You will also liaise with key contacts to monitor the progress of students participating in these activities and provide constructive feedback to maximise their learning so that they are able to achieve their potential, irrespective of barriers. 

This is varied role with the chance to develop your knowledge of a range of HE topics, including progression routes, student finance, the UCAS application process and student life. You will develop workshops and deliver presentations at partner WP schools and colleges so that young people and their parents are aware of the opportunities available at Lancaster University and are able to make informed decisions about higher education. 

The capability and flexibility to work some weekends and evenings is an essential element of the role, along with a willingness to travel across the North West and occasionally further afield within the UK. 

This is a fixed-term post to cover a secondment until the end of July 2022. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Ele Dove, Outreach Officer, by email:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. 

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

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