Human Resources

Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Senior Project Officer - QMUL25495

Department: Marketing & Communications
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25495
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 05-Jul-2021
Closing date: 25-Jul-2021

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Picture a job that blends public service with a commercial mindset, where you work with the brightest minds to create a future we can all be proud of.

Queen Mary University of London is a leading global university with a difference. We are one of the UK’s top research universities, committed to improving social injustice and achieving the previously unthinkable. The Marketing and Communications Directorate is responsible for raising the awareness and reputation of Queen Mary among its target audience, and for increasing the quality and quantity of Queen Mary applicants.

We are recruiting to the role of Student Recruitment and Widening Participation (WP) Senior Project Officer. The purpose of the role is to support the Student Recruitment and WP team in delivering the University’s 2030 Strategy, with a focus on the relevant recruitment and widening participation objectives. The Student Recruitment and WP Senior Project Officer will work closely with the Student Recruitment and WP Manager to deliver successful outreach, widening participation, and long-term access initiatives, as well as supporting the recruitment of students under-represented at Queen Mary.

The postholder will be responsible for supporting strategic relationships with Queen Mary’s Sponsored Academies and target schools, as well as supporting the delivery of long-term access projects, and the delivery of outreach to Looked After Young People. The postholder will also work closely with Queen Mary’s Student Ambassadors to ensure effective delivery of the outreach curriculum with parents, teachers and supporters, alongside key schools and colleges. They will work with colleagues to support the Enquiry Management function, and to support the delivery of key recruitment events and activities, including Open Days and Offer Holder Days


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week) permanent appointment, with an expected start date of August 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

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.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Poppy Hudghton at

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on  and search for reference QMUL25494

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 25 July. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3 August.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


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