SUN Progression Mentor (UniConnect Programme)
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Salary: £23,000 per annum (pro-rata)
Contract Status: Fixed Term until July 2023
The Uni Connect Programme formally known as the National Collaborative Outreach Programme is a joint initiative across universities, the Local Authority and colleges providing higher education (HE) throughout the UK. The aim of this project is to develop participants understanding of the varied higher education progression pathways, which can lead to particular careers.
The post holder will manage the project from the initial content development stages, throughout the operational delivery of the launch and events programme, to the subsequent evaluation of impact. This is an exciting project with the first phase of funding guaranteed until July 2023.
You will be responsible for encouraging and supporting our students (from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds) to progress to higher education. You must have a Level 4 qualification in careers guidance, and have experience of working in an education-related field. You must also have experience of working with young people, an understanding of post-16 and Higher Education qualifications, and of issues relating to progression and social inclusion.
You will have excellent presentation skills, as well as the ability to speak confidently to large groups. You will be positive, assertive and flexible with excellent attention to detail. You will also be able to meet challenging deadlines and work within a collaborative team environment. You will be able to demonstrate a commanding presence which holds others interest and have the ability to creatively solve problems.
The closing date for applications is Monday 15th August 2022 with interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th August 2022. If applying, please ensure you can make yourself available on this date - thank you.
This is your opportunity to make your mark in a rewarding further education environment. In return, you'll get an excellent salary, Local Government Pension and benefits package, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays pro rata, and great career progression and development opportunities.
All shortlisted applicants are required to complete a self-declaration and disclosure form prior to interview. Satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and medical clearance will be required for successful job candidates.
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