Senior Access Officer - Adult and Community (896)

Senior Access Officer - Adult and Community

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join the award-winning Access & Engagement Department at Birkbeck, University of London, as we move forward to the next phase of our work supporting under-represented groups of prospective students to apply and succeed at university.

Salary range
33,836 rising to 38,594 per annum
Contract type
Open ended
Mode
Full time
Grade
Grade 6
Business Unit (dept)
Access & Engagement
Closing Date
08/08/2021
Ref No
896
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This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join the award-winning Access & Engagement Department at Birkbeck, University of London, as we move forward to the next phase of our work supporting under-represented groups of prospective students to apply and succeed at university.

As the Senior Access Officer (Adult and Community), you will be working at the forefront of the College’s outreach, access, retention and success agendas. Empowering and supporting non-traditional groups onto their first steps towards university study, you will be critical in developing the next stage of the department’s work, as we finesse our newly designed digital offer as well as reaffirm our face-to-face provision and reconnect with our extensive community of partners.

You will be part of a passionate, committed and ambitious team and will be managed by the Head of Access. As the line manager of two Access Officers, you will utilise and share your experience to influence their work, ensuring collaborations and activities are successful. Your wider remit will be central to the digital planning and activity development of the department. Through your analysis, insight and practice recommendations you will generate innovative methods of delivery, whilst ensuring the department retains its quality and impact with our target groups.

You will have excellent knowledge of the HE Sector and the challenges in supporting non-traditional students into university. You will have experience of developing and delivering online content that informs and engages with key target groups. This experience will be critical in the progression of our online programmes, the development of which you will take key responsibility for, supporting the Head of Access as we move to create a blended format of online and face-to-face provision. Your partnership development background will be extensive, especially amongst organisations that focus on people from diverse communities where participation in higher education is currently low. Your creative and innovative approach to your work, as well as your skills in collaboration and your ability to galvanise and energise those around you, will enable you to bring together work across our department to facilitate meaningful, targeted and informed engagement with prospective students.

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including Black, Asian, minority ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.

Remuneration:

 

Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £33,836 rising to £38,594 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

Enquiries:

If you would like to know more about the role, please click on apply below or contact Camilla Mount, Head of Access, via c.mount@bbk.ac.uk

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk, providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

We will not consider applications from individuals who have previously applied for this post.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.