Human Resources

Faculty Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer - QMUL13658

Department: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Salary: £36,677 - £43,152 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL13658
Date posted: 20-Dec-2017
Closing date: 15-Jan-2018

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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) has played a key role in the success of Queen Mary University of London over the past ten years.  HSS has combined research excellence with a strong commitment to growth, innovation and diversity in its educational activities. Public engagement, partnerships, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and the generation of research with broad and compelling public benefits have all been central to the Faculty’s work.


Our academic schools work together effectively, generating excellent research, teaching and learning opportunities across the humanities and social sciences.  Altogether there are over 7,300 students and 660 staff across the Faculty, with many inter-departmental links.


We are seeking to appoint an experienced Faculty Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer, who will develop and implement strategies and activities in support of UK Student Recruitment & Widening Participation responsibilities. The role is broad in its focus, including the coordination of schools liaison work across the Faculty, organisation and delivery of on-campus visits, supporting recruitment and widening access events, representing QMUL at HE fairs and exhibitions, and developing new activities to achieve recruitment and WP objectives.


The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated, well organised and flexible. They will have experience of schools liaison and widening participation activities. Knowledge of the UK higher education system, including market trends, government policy, and current developments in UK widening participation is essential. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication and networking skills and will be an enthusiastic team worker, with the ability to manage a busy workload. 


The post is available on a fixed term (18 months) full time basis (35 hours per week), ideally starting on 1 March 2018. This post involves work with young people under the age of 18, and the post holder is required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Benefits include 30 days annual leave plus 4 closure days, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Alison Hartshorn, Head of UK Student Recruitment, at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7840.


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Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


The closing date for applications is Monday 15 January 2018.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th January 2018. 


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