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University Access Officer

University Access Officer

Posted 18 May by TPP Recruitment
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Would you like to work with an organisation that represents the diversity of communities across the UK? Do you have experience in delivering projects and influencing with impact at all levels?

We are collaborating with a charity that supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top institutes. We are recruiting a University Access Officer to work in London across up to three schools This role includes travel to various sites.

The Contract:

  • Salary: £23,400
  • Working Pattern: Full-time (work from home on Fridays)
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Job Location: In and around Birmingham
  • Reporting to: Programme Manager


  • Holiday: 25 days + extra days off between Christmas and New Year
  • Pension: Employer pension contributions of 3%
  • Health and Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme, 24-hour GP access, Mental Health First Aiders
  • Volunteer Allowance: 3 days per year to volunteer for a cause you are passionate about
  • Commute Support: Travel allowance for expenses over £10 per day
  • Discounts and Offers
  • Learning & Development
  • Celebrations and Social Events

About the Role:

As the University Access Officer, you will work with school staff at all levels, volunteer tutors, and the rest of the organisation's team to ensure the programme is delivered effectively. Other roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging with students in school and enrolling them onto the programme
  • Assessing student progress towards making successful university applications
  • Uploading information onto the Salesforce database (training provided)
  • Building and managing relationships with volunteers to ensure they have a positive experience of the programme
  • Managing students' relationships with volunteers through monitoring systems, emails, and phone calls
  • Working with school staff to ensure their cooperation and timely completion of activities contributing to the smooth running of the programme
  • Chairing and presenting at school meetings with senior management to report on programme progress
  • Supporting the volunteering team by helping deliver volunteer training sessions and attending university site visits, which take place on occasional Saturdays and weekday evenings (paid time off provided)

About You:

  • Influence with impact at all levels
  • Deliver projects and manage administration accurately
  • Effectively time manage with excellent skills in planning and organisation
  • Lead and manage change to embed the programme in schools
  • Work independently at pace
  • Manage upwards and advocate for your own needs
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Skilled in building and maintaining excellent stakeholder relationships, both in person and remotely

If this exciting opportunity is of interest, please get in touch now. We are reviewing CV's as they come in. Our contact is looking to hold face to face interviews on the 4th and 6th June ( There is some flexibility of another interview date )

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

Reference: 52683507

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