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Access and Transitions Co-ordinator

University of the Highlands and Islands - Inverness College

Location: Inverness
Salary: £26,390 to £30,063 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th February 2020
Closes: 1st March 2020
Job Ref: UHI/1062

28 hours per week (0.8 FTE).

We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 13 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

Inverness College UHI is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. Inverness College UHI has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site.

Inverness College is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and inspirational individual to support students throughout their learner journey.

Inverness College UHI is fast becoming one of Scotland’s top performing colleges with student outcomes being among the best nationally. However, we very aware that the circumstances of some students mean that they face additional challenges in achieving success. We also want to ensure that we widen access across our communities to engage with learner groups who are furthest from education and who sometimes don’t even consider engaging in further or higher education. We are recruiting an Access and Transitions Co-ordinator to engage particularly with individuals who may not always consider education as an option; to provide additional transitional support to access education; and to provide ongoing robust support throughout the learning journey from pre-entry to positive destinations.

This is an exciting opportunity to have a real impact on the lives of our learners and to make a real difference to those who are furthest from education. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, inspirational individual who will bring empathy and understanding to the variety of challenges individuals may face in both accessing and sustaining education.

The successful candidate will need to motivate, encourage and bring energy to the delivery of our support service and will have an aptitude for building positive relationships with a wide range of individuals.  

The post holder will be subject to a PVG Disclosure Scotland membership before commencing employment.

Application closing date: 1st March.

Interviews will be held on 11th March.

Requests for feedback following interview are welcomed, however due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback on applications that have not been shortlisted for interview.

Please apply via the link.

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