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Head of Access and Participation

£50,000 - £55,000

UK / Greater London

Higher Education Professional Services

Fixed Term Contract

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Sian Gardiner
020 3962 9900

Sian is Head of Research and Delivery within our Public Sector - Higher Education Practice and joined the business in 2011. She is responsible for coordinating research and the delivery of our retained assignments specialising in professional services leadership appointments within Higher Educati

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Job Description

REF: 15661
Posted: 26 October 2020
Closes: 15 November 2020

The University of Law is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal education and training, working right at the heart of the legal profession and with an impressive history going back to 1876. We bring together teaching of the highest quality, a focus on practical skills and innovative learning styles to deliver perfect preparation for life in legal practice and ongoing professional development.

Reporting to the Academic Registrar, the Head of Access & Participation is responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective operational delivery of the University’s Access and Participation Plan. The post holder will oversee Widening Participation and Access (WP&A) activities across all campuses/locations, including online and internationally, Identifying and contributing to the development aspects of all WP&A matters, acting as project lead.

The successful candidate will have experience of developing, delivering and managing access and participation initiatives at a managerial level within a Higher (or Further) Education setting. You will have experience of equality and diversity and be knowledgeable of key legislation and sector best practice. Your experience will include the planning, target setting, budgeting, data analysis, performance management, identification and delivery of activities and initiatives and the evaluation of their impact.

You will have exceptional project management skills and will be a positive, driven and a natural collaborator with excellent communication skills with the intellectual confidence to succeed in a collegial and collaborative environment. The role could suit an individual with a background in student services with a track record of achieving attainment for disadvantaged groups.

This post is a 12-month Maternity Cover starting in in early January 2021 at the latest . The postholder will work with teams in our campuses across the country therefore could be based at any location or on a remote working basis.

For a confidential discussion and/or the further particulars, please contact our retained advisor Sian Gardiner at the Management Recruitment Group sian.gardiner@mrgpeople.co.uk or alternatively 020 3962 9900.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th November 2020.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals are currently under-represented within the University - which does not reflect our diverse student body - we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates. All appointments will be made on merit.

The University of Law is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal education and training, working right at the heart of the legal profession and with an impressive history going back to 1876. We bring together teaching of the highest quality, a focus on practical skills and innovative learning styles to deliver perfect preparation for life in legal practice and ongoing professional development.

Reporting to the Academic Registrar, the Head of Access & Participation is responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective operational delivery of the University’s Access and Participation Plan. The post holder will oversee Widening Participation and Access (WP&A) activities across all campuses/locations, including online and internationally, Identifying and contributing to the development aspects of all WP&A matters, acting as project lead.

The successful candidate will have experience of developing, delivering and managing access and participation initiatives at a managerial level within a Higher (or Further) Education setting. You will have experience of equality and diversity and be knowledgeable of key legislation and sector best practice. Your experience will include the planning, target setting, budgeting, data analysis, performance management, identification and delivery of activities and initiatives and the evaluation of their impact.

You will have exceptional project management skills and will be a positive, driven and a natural collaborator with excellent communication skills with the intellectual confidence to succeed in a collegial and collaborative environment. The role could suit an individual with a background in student services with a track record of achieving attainment for disadvantaged groups.

This post is a 12-month Maternity Cover starting in in early January 2021 at the latest . The postholder will work with teams in our campuses across the country therefore could be based at any location or on a remote working basis.

For a confidential discussion and/or the further particulars, please contact our retained advisor Sian Gardiner at the Management Recruitment Group sian.gardiner@mrgpeople.co.uk or alternatively 020 3962 9900.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th November 2020.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals are currently under-represented within the University - which does not reflect our diverse student body - we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates. All appointments will be made on merit.