South West National Collaborative Outreach Programme (SWNCOP) Devon Outreach Officer

University of Plymouth - Student Recruitment & Admissions

The SWNCOP Devon Outreach Officer will support the Devon outreach provision for the new South West National Collaborative Outreach Programme. This programme is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to encourage awareness of, and access to, Higher Education for identified individuals from target groups in schools where progression to HE is low.

This is a unique opportunity to support the work of a collaboration of key stakeholders, comprising all the universities and FE/HE colleges in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. You will assist in the delivery of core outreach projects in Devon, in line with strategy and direction from the SWNCOP Devon Team Leader. Relationship-building with internal stakeholders is central to the role, in particular with the other SWNCOP Outreach Officers in the central team and those for Somerset and Cornwall. You will liaise with external stakeholders including target schools in Devon and other partner organisations.

Line management of this post will be through University of Plymouth, as the lead institution for the SWNCOP.  The main base for this post will be at University of Plymouth and there will be a requirement to travel within the South West.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed term basis until December 2018.

For an informal discussion, please contact Julian True via email:

Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this position.

Closing date: 12 Midnight, 13 December 2016.

Anticipated Interview date: 12 January 2016.

The University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

The University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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