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Widening Participation Assistant 3 posts 102020-364 Job at Birmingham City University

We are looking for an energetic Widening Participation Assistant to help tell Birmingham City University’s exciting story of transformation to a range of prospective student audiences and influencers.

You will join a team set up to deliver a widening participation strategy that aims to build great relationships with schools and colleges, developing existing partnerships and forging new links across the region and beyond, and working to help raise aspirations of young learners. 

Supporting with delivering a compelling programme of subject and general HE sessions with recruitment audiences, you will assist with on and off campus recruitment activity and ensure talks and events are exciting, purposeful and innovative. 

You will be supporting the team in bringing the University’s Widening Participation strategy to life, to ensure that BCU is situated as a market leader in our Widening Participation (WP) recruitment and activity. You will help to develop the position of BCU as “the University for Birmingham”.   

You will also take responsibility for the leading of our literacy tutoring and Aimhigher mentoring schemes, managing the budget for those schemes and developing and maintaining the links with schools to engage with as many learners as possible.

We want talented and enthusiastic applicants, ideally familiar with providing guidance to young people about higher education, and extremely comfortable with public speaking.

Our University has a great reputation for giving life changing opportunities to students from all backgrounds, something this role will support by forming part of our range of activities aimed at widening access to a university education. 

You will be an important member of the Student Recruitment team, working closely with the rest of the Marketing and Communications Department – including colleagues based in faculties, as well as our Campaigns, Communications and Admissions teams.

To apply for this role, please complete the online application and upload a copy of your CV.  Candidates are advised to remove any personal information to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. 

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city-centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Closing Date: 01 Nov 2020

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