The University of Wolverhampton
Office of the Dean of Students
Hub Manager - ‘Aspire to HE’
This post is temporary to 31 December 2018
An opportunity has arisen for a full time fixed term appointment in the Office of the Dean of Students working on the new Aspire to HE National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) in the Access and Outreach team.
You will manage Aspire to HE ‘Hub’ widening participation projects at a senior level according to high standards of delivery based on sound project management principles and processes. Aspire to HE programmes will make significant impact on the progression of learners to HE. Knowledge of ‘what works’ in raising aspirations and enhancing pupils’ achievements in schools will inform the design and implementation of ‘hub’ projects. As a member of the Aspire to HE leadership team, you will co-ordinate and manage key areas of the Aspire to HE programme delivery including summer schools, student ambassadors/mentors and Careers Education, Information and Guidance activity. You will work under the overall direction of the Director of Aspire to HE.
This is a new and exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the work of the new Aspire to HE consortium that is part of the HEFCE-funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). NCOP aims to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education by 2020. Inspiring pupils and addressing any unfounded pre-conceptions that higher education is ‘not for them’ is crucial to this programme. Aspire to HE is a fixed term collaborative partnership funded until December 2018 in the first instance with the possibility of continuing to December 2020. It comprises the University of Wolverhampton working collaboratively with Black Country and Telford and Wrekin colleges of further education.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Secondment applications would be welcome.
Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to Daniel Howells, Director of Aspire to HE, by email email@example.com
Closing date: 22 March 2017
For more information about this post and to apply on line, go to our website www.wlv.ac.uk/jobs
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