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Subject Outreach Officer (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

University of Plymouth - Student Recruitment

Location: Devon, Plymouth
Salary: £25,138 to £27,979 per annum - Grade 4
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd April 2024
Closes: 14th April 2024
Job Ref: B0148

The UK Outreach team within the Marketing and Communications Directorate is responsible for the recruitment of undergraduates and postgraduate students and for providing opportunities to underrepresented groups to access higher education.

With a focus on students interested in STEM subjects, this exciting role will be responsible for a customer focused, cost effective and efficient STEM outreach service aligned to the Faculty of Science and Engineering objectives. In addition, you will support operational delivery of the University's strategic Access and Participation Plan.

You will lead, develop and maintain a defined area of expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths related subject level outreach, Faculty based initiatives, student recruitment events and access to higher education outreach interventions.

You will oversee the operational delivery of a programme of activities with schools, colleges and other organisations, both on and off campus and virtually to attract UK students to Plymouth.

You will respond to enquiries assisting potential students and those who influence them in making a well-informed choice of university and programme. You will liaise with colleagues across the faculty and wider University and build relationships with external stakeholders primarily Teachers, Career Advisers, Parents and Supporters.

Please provide examples of how you meet the skills and experience in the job description in the ‘Supporting Statement’ section of the application form.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Working in a customer service environment
  • Office administration
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Event Management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentational skills.
  • Placing an emphasis on internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Previous experience of working in a STEM, outreach or an education environment.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a wider team.
  • Ability to build good working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children’s Barred List and Adults Barred List check.

There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Ruth Bennett, Education Liaison and Outreach Manager, ruth.bennett@plymouth.ac.uk

Closing date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 14th April 2024

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 22nd April 2024 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37 hours a week.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.  A summary of our comprehensive benefits can be viewed here.

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