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Uni Connect Programme Hub Officer (Fixed term)

Marketing, Communications & Recruitment

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £24,461 to £26,715 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 2022 and so this will be a fixed term
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 10 October 2021
Reference:  SG-555

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 and create 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 2022 and so this will be a fixed term post until this date. There is the potential for an extension, however this will not be decided until next year.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Ian Freedman via email at

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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.




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