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Widening Participation Coordinator (Pathways Programmes)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Widening Participation - Academic Registrar's Division

Location: London
Salary: £31,960 to £36,705 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £39,432 pa inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 1st February 2023

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

Widening Participation – Academic Registrar’s Division

Widening Participation Coordinator (Pathways Programmes)

Salary from £31,960 to £36,705 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £39,432 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed term appointment until 31 July 2024, with possibility to extend dependent on funding.

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.

The Widening Participation Coordinator (Pathways Programmes) is responsible for the coordination of LSE’s Pathways to Law and Pathways to Banking and Finance programmes alongside the rest of the Pathways team. The post holder will contribute to the design, development and delivery of a long-term programme of events including taster lectures and workshops, off-site visits, residential conferences and a mentoring programme.  The post holder will also recruit, train and supervise students and academic staff and liaise with schools and colleges to recruit participants to the programmes.

Candidates should have:

  • General knowledge of UK education and widening participation issues
  • Experience of working with children and/or young people in an educational environment
  • Experience of organising events
  • 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. 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 www.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 email Katie Willis, LSE Widening Participation Officer, at k.l.willis@lse.ac.uk.  

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 1 February 2023 23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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