Widening Participation Officer

London School of Economics and Political Science - Widening Participation – Academic Registrar’s Division

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

Working with around 2,500 young people each year Widening Participation at LSE delivers a comprehensive Programme of activity to meet LSE’s commitments within the School’s Access Agreement and LSE Strategy 2020. The Widening Participation Officer line manages up to three members of staff in the Team and plays a vital role in both delivering as well as overseeing the development of key elements of our Widening Participation Programme. In the first instance this will include lead responsibility for our Sutton Trust sponsored Pathways to Law and Pathways to Banking and Finance projects, as well as the Year 11 Summer School and Promoting Potential projects. The vacancy arises at an exciting time to join the Team as widening participation goes through a period of development. The post-holder will play an important part in this process. For more information about the activity currently delivered see www.lse.ac.uk/wideningparticipation.

Candidates should have:

  • Knowledge of UK education, especially the schools and higher education sectors; and widening participation issues.
  • Ability to work with people at all levels including academics, teachers, and school, college, and LSE students, plus an enjoyment of working with children of all ages.
  • Experience of managing and delivering projects on time and to budget.
  • Experience of developing and managing staff, ensuring standards and aims are met.

The role will require some evening and weekend work to deliver specific areas of activity.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the job description, person specification and How to Apply document.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please email: hr.jobs@lse.ac.uk or call: 020 7955 7885.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 5 April 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for Friday 21 April 2017.

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