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Widening Participation Officer

University of Reading - School of Law

Location: Reading
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: SRF30116

The School of Law seeks to appoint a Widening Participation Officer. The Widening Participation Officer will develop and support the School’s pro bono, co-curricular and work experience programmes, and will work with internal and external partners to develop and implement the School’s widening participation and employability agendas.

• The post holder will be responsible for administering the School of Law’s Work Experience Scheme and Work Experience Bursary Scheme.
• The post holder will organise the School of Law’s annual Pro Bono and Co-Curricular Fair and assist with the organisation of pro bono and co-curricular activities.
• The post holder will liaise with the Director of Enterprise, Alumni, and external agencies and legal professionals in order to develop the work experience, pro bono and co-curricular programmes.
• The post holder will evaluate and report on the contribution of pro bono and co-curricular activities and work experience to the Widening Participation agenda using appropriate internal review mechanisms.
• The post holder will develop and embed Widening Participation strategies within the Law School, in consultation with the University’s Student Recruitment and Outreach Office.

You will have:

• Ability to work with internal and external partners to create and deliver opportunities for students
• Ability to complete administrative tasks promptly and effectively
• Ability to work with University systems and policies
• Experience of planning events

Informal contact details

Contact role: Director of Enterprise
Contact name: Alison Bisset
Contact phone: 0118 378 5672
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: School of Law, Executive Administration Manager
Contact name: Angela Foxon
Contact phone: 0118 378 8598
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. 

Non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route.

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