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Student Recruitment Outreach Officer (Post 16) - (Fixed term)

Widening Participation & Outreach

Location:  Kings Meadow Campus
Salary:  £26,396 to £32,348 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 June 2023
Reference:  REG212423

We are looking to appoint a Student Recruitment Outreach Officer to join our Post 16 team within Widening Participation and Outreach at the University of Nottingham. This is a varied and rewarding role that combines working with 16-18 year olds and mature students at schools and colleges across the UK, with programme and event planning.

You will support the university’s recruitment and widening participation strategies within the UK, to support aspirations and attract prospective students to the University. This includes building and maintaining relationships with a caseload of schools and colleges from the independent and state sector. You will deliver advice and guidance presentations in schools and online, alongside managing the planning and delivery of projects such as taster programmes, teachers’ conferences and student ambassador schemes.

You will frequently travel to schools and colleges across the UK, some of which are difficult to get to via public transport; therefore you must have a full driving licence, access to your own transport and business insurance. You will have a have a varied workload, including regularly attending evening events with some overnight stays, and occasional weekend work. You can receive overtime payments for a proportion of these additional hours, and equivalent time off work for the rest. 

As part of the team, you will be invited to collaborate with colleagues on activities such as open days, summer schools; and contribute towards our collaborative working groups which focus on important topics such as equality, diversity, inclusivity, and the environment.

Based at our King's Meadow Campus, the department supports hybrid working with arrangements agreed locally. In practice this means the team balances the working week with some time spent on campus or delivering in schools, and some time spent working from home to support flexibility, recognising that individuals and teams can be effective across different working environments. 

You should be a motivated individual with an understanding of the journey to higher education, and experience of working with young people, preferably in a classroom setting. You will have outstanding written and verbal communication skills to engage with a wide range of learners, families and teachers. You will also be experienced in delivering and adapting presentations, organising events, as well as having excellent IT skills to deliver online. You will be skilled in building and developing a strong rapport with colleagues, academic staff, and student ambassadors, working effectively as part of a team.

This position is offered on a fixed term contract until 26 April 2024. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week).

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Interviews are planned to take place on Wednesday 5 July 2023. If invited to interview, you will be asked to prepare a presentation in advance of the day. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Samar Tantush by email: Please also get in touch if you need any support with accessibility arrangements. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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