Outreach Officer – Uni Connect (HEP), Part Time (Fixed Term) (Ref: LUM167) in networx Recruitment Software Services Leeds,England,UnitedKingdom

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About the job

Part Time – 29.6 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2023

What We Do

This is an exciting opportunity to join the WP and Outreach team as Uni Connect (HEP) Outreach Officer. The WP and Outreach Team work with young people and adults considering their education options and supporting individuals into higher education, and the post holder will address issues, including attainment raisins, around progression to higher education for those from groups underrepresented in higher education. The University Centre provides students with the opportunity to study for a broad range of higher education qualifications from foundation degrees, BSc (Hons) / BA (Hons) top-up degree programmes, Higher National Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeships.

What You Will Do

Maintain and update management information and data as required for University Centre Leeds for Go Higher West Yorkshire and Office for Students evaluation and review.

Be the principal contact and champion for the Uni Connect project within University Centre Leeds; engage academic and other staff in Go Higher West Yorkshire Uni Connect activities and fully support the Partner Agreement.

Maintain excellent contact with Go Higher West Yorkshire project staff (based in the GHWY central team at partner institutions or schools/colleges) and other partners (e.g. LEP, community organisations, employers) to progress collaboratively delivered activity involving providing reports and updates as required.

Attend meetings and represent University Centre Leeds as necessary at Go Higher West Yorkshire Uni Connect internal and external meetings and events.

Arrange, deliver and project manage events, presentations, workshops and other activities (Visit Days, Subject Specialist days etc.) to support engagement and progression of participants.

Be accountable for and monitor project funding and other resources allocated to University Centre Leeds.

Develop, monitor and ensure satisfactory progression of the Partner Agreement against agreed targets including preparing progress reports and action plans as required.

Develop and support Go Higher West Yorkshire events and activities within the Target Wards and support Go Higher West Yorkshire activities generally.

Develop and maintain links in University Centre Leeds’ target communities, particularly with parents and carers of the Uni Connect cohort.

Effectively communicate with all stakeholders, Go Higher West Yorkshire staff and other delivery partners to ensure the success of the project and support the participants into Higher Education.

As necessary, maintain contact, support, counsel and advise the identified learners and generally ensure their satisfactory engagement and progression within the programme.


Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience.

Empathy with and understanding of, the ethos and purpose of the Uni Connect project, with a good track record of successfully supporting pupils to aspire to and access HE.

Evidence of success in project management and administration.

Ability to problem solve and plan ahead.

Ability to achieve results through liaison, collaboration and negotiation with individuals and agencies.

Ability to develop, manage, monitor and evaluate events, activities and associated budgets successfully.

Ability to enthuse and engage support for the GO HIGHER WY Uni Connect programme with a range of key stakeholders, pupil parents/carers and staff.

A good understanding of the educational aspirations and needs of a range of young people and adults.

Ability to work effectively in teams.

Ability to work on own initiative with a pro-active attitude to the role and ability to work under pressure and remain calm in stressful situations.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Ability and willingness to work on a flexible basis, including efficient travel to locations.


For More Information About The Role Please Contact

Jo Tyssen

Company: networx Recruitment Software Services

Vacancy Type: Part Time 

Job Location: Leeds,England,UnitedKingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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