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School and College Liaison Officer

Cardiff University - School of Computer Science & Informatics

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £27,025 to £31,302 (grade 5) per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th October 2018
Closes: 10th November 2018
Job Ref: 7893BR

The School of Computer Science & Informatics is seeking to appoint a School and College Liaison Officer to manage its busy Outreach and Engagement Team, working with schools as well as public and private organisations to coordinate the design, promotion and delivery of code clubs, bootcamps, hackathons, teacher  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and other events as part of Cardiff University’s engagement with the Institute of Coding. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 2 years, starting on 1 November 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
This post will involve working with key stakeholders, and managing a team of Delivery Officers and Student Ambassadors, to coordinate the delivery of a range of events to promote computing and technology to the public, including code clubs and workshops, lab classes in our teaching facilities, visits to schools, and community outreach programmes. You will represent the School at careers fairs, and visits to schools, colleges, other universities and organisations as appropriate.
Engagement with interested parties is critical, and the Outreach and Engagement Team will promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects in general, and Computing in particular. This will involve communication ranging from formal presentations to informal discussions with a wide range of people.
Your ability to coordinate a diverse programme of events is essential. Your written and oral communication skills will be excellent, particularly the ability to liaise closely with education professionals and community groups to establish and maintain a network of key contacts.
As this role involves working with people under 18 years of age, a satisfactory Standard DBS Check is required in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting all its employees in achieving the necessary balance between their work and their personal lives. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of support for staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. We particularly welcome applications from women who are under-represented within Cardiff University in this field.

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Matthew Turner, Industry and External Engagement Manager, on +44(0)29 2087 0321 or by email at
For an informal discussion about flexible working and work-life balance please contact Pamela Munn by email at
This is a full-time and fixed-term post for 2 years.
The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 5 scale.
Salary: £27,025- £31,302 (grade 5) per annum.
Date Posted: Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Closing date: Saturday, 10 November 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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