Widening Participation Manager

Coventry, United Kingdom
Up to £40,000& up to 10% performance related bonus
18 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 02/08/2019
Salary Up to £40,000& up to 10% performance related bonus
Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

(Central one- year maternity cover beginning August 2019)

Department: CU Recruitment and Admissions Ltd

Salary: Up to GBP 40,000& up to 10% performance related bonus

Permanent -Full-time

Coventry University's proven success is driven by its hard- working ethos. The highest-ranking modern university in England for 7years 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:

To lead the Coventry University Group's outreach widening participation priorities and targets as defined by the APP submission to the Office for Students, maximising student engagement through the delivery of tailored programmes, aligned to regional needs using Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) to monitor all WP activity and provide insight into best practice from across the sector

Person Specification:

  • WP outreach experience in a school, college, HEI environment
  • Project management experience, leading internal teams and engaging external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable ability in driving forward developments to deadlines and meeting targets
  • Understand the OfS WP agenda and priorities

Interviews: w/c 26th August 2019

Job Description and Person Specification

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