Widening Participation Development Co-ordinator

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£23,754 - £28,332
14 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Marketing & Student Recruitment
Paisley Campus
Widening Participation Development Co-ordinator
£23,754 - £28,332
Part Time: 17.5 hours per week, Fixed Term until 31st July 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join University of the West of Scotland (UWS), one of Higher Education’s most innovative modern universities. 

We have 4 vibrant campuses across the west of Scotland as well as a campus in central London. Our campuses boast some of the most modern, pioneering and sustainable Higher Education learning and teaching facilities in the UK – our new Lanarkshire Campus was the winner of the ‘sustainable buildings that inspire’ accolade in the Guardian University Awards 2019. The University’s 19,900 student population includes a growing international student cohort comprising more than 140 nationalities. 

We have also established ourselves as a force for good through our internationally relevant ground-breaking research in areas including eye-care, drone technology, artificial intelligence, thin films and sensors, 5G networking, arthritis and dementia care.

UWS was ranked in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 as being in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 and the highest ranked young university in Scotland.

The Role

Reporting to the Widening Participation Development Officer you will be responsible for supporting and delivering the development of a FOCUS West programme to school pupils, ensuring they follow suitable programmes of study. You will be educated to HND or equivalent and have relevant experience in a Higher Education Institution and have worked in a similar or related role.  

In addition, you will be able to work effectively within a team setting, have good interpersonal skills and well-developed oral and written communication skills.  You should have the ability to prioritise workload and work on your own initiative and have up to date knowledge of current issues and best practice in widening access with a good understanding of Higher Education. 

Further information, including details of how to apply, is available at

Closing date: Sunday 27th October 2019
Interview Date: Monday 11th November 2019 

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520