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Widening Participation Coordinator

London School of Economics and Political Science - Widening Participation: Academic Registrars Division

Location: London
Salary: £31,029 to £35,635 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £38,283 pa inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th August 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021

LSE is the world’s leading social sciences institution, established for the betterment of society. The School is committed to widening access to and participation in higher education and ‘developing LSE for everyone’ is a key objective of the new LSE 2030 strategy.

The Widening Participation team, based in the Academic Registrar’s Division, leads our efforts to widen access to LSE for UK Undergraduate students from under-represented groups and supports the attainment and progression to HE for hundreds of young people each year. The team, comprising 13 staff, leads on the delivery of key elements of the School’s outreach and widening access strategy, as set out in our Access and Participation Plan.

We are seeking a Widening Participation Coordinator to join the team to support the design, development and delivery of pre-entry outreach and widening participation programmes for young people, their parents/carers and teachers/advisers.  The role-holder will also deliver some discrete events and activities designed to widen access to LSE and other selective institutions for students from under-represented groups, for example subject outreach delivered in collaboration with academic departments or events like our annual Black Achievement Conference.

Candidates should have:

  • General knowledge of UK secondary and higher education and widening participation issues
  • Experience of working with children and/or young people in an educational environment
  • Experience of organising events and projects
  • Experience of supporting with the design and development of projects or events
  • Experience of liaising with key internal and external stakeholders who support the projects such as academics, funders and companies
  • Ability to understand and convey information in a clear and accurate manner

This position will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check with childrens’ barred list. Any offer of employment made is conditional on receipt of a satisfactory DBS check.

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

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

To apply for this post, please go to https://jobs.lse.ac.uk. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page.

Should you have any queries about the role, please contact r.m.saxby-smith@lse.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 26 September 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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