HUB for SUCCESS Coordinator

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£32,816- £39,152 (Grade 5)
Friday, 13 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Application closing date: 25/09/2019
Salary: £32,816- £39,152 (Grade 5)
Package: plus excellent benefits

Job description

Further your career with Edinburgh Napier University

We are currently looking for a Coordinator to join our HUB for SUCCESS (Support for university and college for Care-Experienced across South east Scotland) on a 1year fixed term contract working on a part-time basis (21.75 hours per week).

The HUB for SUCCESS is an Edinburgh based partnership, working together to support children, young people and adults with Care-Experience to get in, stay in, or return to Education. The HUB is a specialist service providing 1 to 1 support to children, young people and adults who are care-experienced and who are considering further and higher education. The HUB is committed to putting care-experienced people at the front and centre of all they do. The HUB also plays a role in raising awareness of the unique challenges those with care experience face - working together with the Statutory sector, 3rd Sector and our partner institutions.

Based in the heart of Scotland's historic and culturally rich capital city, Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them.

The role

We are looking for someone who is passionate about widening access for students of all ages who are care-experienced. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with children and young people from a wide range of backgrounds.

The successful candidate will support the Hub Manager in delivering an inspiring service that encourages and supports care-experienced people of all ages to pursue post school education. This role has a high element of research which takes the form of researching the best pathways for someone to enter higher education. The successful candidate will assist in the development and delivery of workshops and provide advice and guidance to potential applicants.

Please note there will be some travel required in this role, therefore a full driving license would be advantageous. This role will involve some evening and the occasional weekend working.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who is educated to degree level (or with proven experience in a related field ideally within the university or college sectors). You will have an up to date knowledge of the college and university education system and an understanding of Widening Participation and the barriers care-experienced students face in accessing higher education.

You will have demonstrable experience in working directly with care-experienced people in a supportive role. You must be a strong communicator with excellent relationship building skills and have strong demonstrable experience of developing and managing relationships with external and internal stakeholders of all ages and levels. As this role is largely person facing, candidates should be able to evidence strong customer service. You will be comfortable with working to agreed deadlines and enjoy working within a team environment.

You will ideally have:

  • Proven relevant experience in higher or further education
  • Relevant experience working with care-experienced people
  • Demonstrable organisational skills 
  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads, meet deadlines.
  • Experience of IT, proficiency in Microsoft packages

​To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: GBP 32,816-GBP 39,152 (Grade 5)

Part-time (21.75 hours per week) fixed-term

We are unable to sponsor applicants for this role so successful applicants must have the right to work in the UK in place before their start date.

Additional Information

Advert Closes: 25th September (midnight GMT)
Interviews set to be held on 10th October 2019 in Edinburgh.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG)

This post is subject to registration with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme, for regulated work with children and/or protected adults as appropriate. Employment in this post is conditional on the successful post holder being able to obtain/holding PVG scheme membership. The successful candidate will not be permitted to commence employment until this has been confirmed.

Information provided will be kept confidential and individuals will not be discriminated against unnecessarily due to non-relevant offending background. If you require further information on the PVG scheme, please visit Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.