Regional Student Widening Participation Specialist

London, United Kingdom
Up to £28,000 & up to 10% performance related bonus with £147.08 monthly London Allowance 
Nov 05, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 24/11/2019
Faculty / School or Service Recruitment and Admissions Office
Salary Up to £28,000 & up to 10% performance related bonus with £147.08 monthly London Allowance 
Job category/type 
Professional Services

Job description

Regional Student Widening Participation Specialist (London)

This post will be based at our CU London- Dagenham Campus

Department: CU Recruitment and Admissions Ltd

Salary: Up to GBP 28,000  & up to 10% performance related bonus with GBP 147.08 monthly London Allowance

Permanent -Full-time

Coventry University's proven success is driven by its hard- working ethos. The highest-ranking modern university in England for 7 years running (Guardian 2013-2019), we achieved a gold rating in the UK government's 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

We have significantly grown our portfolio, reputation, and student base across the University its London Campus and new regional centres of learning in Coventry, Scarborough and London.

We are ambitious for our students and as a University Group; we have set ourselves a challenging and transformational Corporate Plan for the years ahead. Our strategy is built on four pillars: delivering an even higher quality student experience, research with impact, developing further as a global university, and continuing to embody how business and industry can work together through enterprise and innovation.

Attraction and conversion of students within Higher Education is an increasingly competitive and challenging environment. CU Recruitment and Admissions Ltd (CURA) launched in April 2019 transforms the traditional approach to student recruitment.

A new regionally-based network of student recruiters, widening participation specialists are supported by teams of conversion professionals,admissions specialists and CRM and events team. All leading the implementation of a new approach to student engagement and a customer centric culture and workforce, robust sales processes, and an agile strategy driven by data.

We are currently recruiting to a number of posts and are looking for highly motivated professionals to join us as we take forward a new approach to the recruitment and conversion of UK students, developing new approaches to meet the challenges ahead.

Role Purpose:

Working closely with a regional recruitment team, be responsible for leading the WP outreach programme and defined activities within region as identified by the WP Manager and Regional Recruitment Manager.

Take day today responsibility for the management of a team of WP student ambassadors, to deliver a suite of attainment raising activities with under- represented groups by working with a number of external organisations such as  schools, colleges, community groups and council.

Person Specification:

  • Proven track record in delivering / WP / student recruitment / outreach activities in an educational environment
  • Demonstrable experience of effective self-management and working to deadlines
  • Exceptional organisational and planning abilities
  • Enthusiasm and a positive approach to WP activity
  • Appreciation of the national WP agenda

Job Description and Person Specification

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