|Salary:||£48,196 to £55,718 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £62,053 pa inclusive of London allowance|
|Placed On:||9th January 2023|
|Closes:||5th February 2023|
LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university
Academic Registrar’s Division
Deputy Head of Widening Participation (Programme Operations)
Salary from £48,196 to £55,718 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £62,053 pa inclusive of London allowance.
This post is a maternity cover for 12 months.
LSE is the world’s leading social sciences institution, established for the betterment of society. Our Widening Participation (WP) team is based in the Academic Registrar’s Division (ARD) and is comprised of 16 staff. The team 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.
We are seeking a Deputy Head of Widening Participation (Programme Operations) who will be a key member of the WP team management team, working with the Head of Widening Participation and Deputy Head of Widening Participation (Strategic Projects).
The post-holder will lead the operational teams (eight staff members) responsible for the development and delivery of our portfolio of pre-entry widening participation programmes, including LSE Pathways to the Professions, LSE Thrive, LSE Springboard, and activities for students from under-represented groups. They will ensure all activities are aligned with LSE’s strategic and Access and Participation Plan, deliver a positive and impactful experience for participants and will work closely with the Deputy Head of Widening Participation (Strategic Projects), who leads on strategic planning, finances and programme monitoring and evaluation.
The post-holder will be a key source of WP expertise and advice for all academic departments within LSE, acting as their point of contact, as well as overseeing relationships between LSE and a number of our external partners. For the period of this contract, the post-holder will also have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues in the Communications Division to develop new internal and external communications plans to support the work of the team.
The successful candidate should be educated to honours degree or equivalent, with experience of working in widening participation within HE or the non-profit sector, and excellent knowledge and understanding of current issues in the sector and widening access. We are looking for evidence of successfully managing and coaching teams of staff and a candidate who possesses outstanding communication, relationship management and negotiation skills and excellent attention to detail.
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
This position will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Any offer of employment made is conditional on receipt of a satisfactory DBS check.”
For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.
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Informal enquiries about the role are encouraged and can be addressed to Jess Bond, Head of Widening Participation, via email@example.com.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 23:59, Sunday 5 February 2023.
Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews will take place on Monday 20 February 2023, likely to be held remotely.
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