Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officer

Location
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Salary
£23,879-£26,052 pa
Posted
09 Mar 2017
Closes
22 Mar 2017
Ref
10724
Contract Type
Temporary

The University of Wolverhampton 

Office of the Dean of Students

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officer - ‘Aspire to HE’

£23,879-£26,052 pa

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 be a member of the Aspire to HE team responsible for delivering a range of sessions to groups of pupils (in school/college and on campus) and also conducting ‘one to one’ expert and in depth advice and guidance interviews relating to higher education routes and courses.  You will routinely address issues which include the following: HE courses, progression choices and support services, student finance, UCAS applications process, career choices, UK qualifications, entry and admissions routes.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to play a 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 d.howells@wlv.ac.uk

Ref: 10724

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

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.