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Uni Connect Programme Hub Officer (Fixed term)

Marketing, Communications & Recruitment

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £24,871 to £27,116 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - The Uni Connect programme is currently running until 31st July 2023
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 29 June 2022
Reference:  EW-844

An exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to create and deliver outreach activities that will raise the aspirations of young people and have a potentially life changing impact.        


The role will have the autonomy of building and maintaining strong relationships with a key list of account schools and colleges throughout Shropshire and Staffordshire, creating tailored activity plans to suit the needs of the students within each school and college.


With direction from the Hub Manager and the Central Team at Keele University, the Uni Connect Hub Officer will contribute to collaborative outreach activity in conjunction with partner universities, the collection of participant data and evaluation, and the management of small to medium sized budgets. Managing competing workloads and working to deadlines, the Hub Officer will be expected to make meaningful contributions to targets set by the Hub Manager, the Central Team, and the Office for Students.


The role offers a great opportunity for an inventive thinker to input, create and deliver concepts to generate new pioneering outreach events that will help challenge the barriers that young people may face in the progression to higher education. 

Educated to degree level. Must have experience of working with schools and colleges as well as experience of working on widening participation and outreach projects. There is a requirement for good project management skills, as well as communication skills and the willingness to work flexibly.


The Uni Connect programme is currently running until 31st July 2023 and so this will be a fixed term post until this date, with the likelihood of extension until July 2025. 

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Elizabeth Whalley via email at ewhalley@harper-adams.ac.uk  


This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to individuals who wish to come to work in the UK through the Skilled Worker Route of the UK Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration. You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration. UK ENIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK ENIC Visas and Nationality

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.


Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.
 


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