Director of the Higher Education Progression Partnership

Sheffield Hallam University

Directorate of Corporate Affairs
Higher Education Progression Partnership
Fixed term until 31/12/18
Closing date 31/10/16 at 23:30

Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield are looking to appoint a Director to lead the expansion of the Higher Education Progression Partnership (HEPP). Founded in 2011 HEPP is a collaborative partnership which has recently been successful in being awarded the South Yorkshire region of the HEFCE National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

Worth over £11 million over 4 years the objectives of this programme are to deliver targeted, high impact raising aspirations and outreach activity to improve progression to Higher Education within targeted wards within South Yorkshire.

As a Director you will provide strategic leadership in relation to the setup of the new programme of activity which will fall within the remit of the South Yorkshire region of the HEFCE National Collaborative Outreach Programme (HEPP SY), ensuring it meets the objectives set for the programme.

You will lead the development and implementation of high quality Widening Participation / Outreach activity and the establishment, maintenance and growth of new and existing relationships with key influencers. You will also ensure that all funding streams are robustly managed in accordance with programme governance requirements.

You will have substantial experience of leading collaborative work, and managing large and diverse staff teams and have an understanding of widening participation policy and objectives.

If you are offered this post you will be subject to an Enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at Sheffield Hallam University but its relevance to the duties of the post will need to be assessed before the appointment is confirmed.

For non-EU applicants, we may be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship for this job if required.

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