Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer
(18.5 hours £25,000 – £30,000 pro rata, plus funding of a relevant part-time masters)
TEDI-London is an innovative new higher education institution in London wholly focused on engineering. It is co-founded by Arizona State University, King’s College London, and UNSW Sydney.
TEDI-London’s vision is to transform engineering education to transform lives – both for students and for the users of the products they design and make.
Our mission is to attract and empower individuals and partners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to develop the skills and confidence to create practical real-world solutions that advance how we live as a global community.
We will inspire, disrupt and transform.
- Establish a new engineering school in London that specialises in creating socially aware and globally focussed engineers with a distinctively strong design and entrepreneurship skillset.
- Attract and empower a highly diverse body of students, giving them the skills to solve complex contemporary challenges, while providing employers with job-ready graduates through a flexible learning programme.
- Offer a curriculum co-designed and co-delivered by employers.
- Offer a culture and pedagogy that puts the employability of students first.
- Be located within a commercial and public sector eco-system in the centre of London.
- Establish over time student population with a gender balance of 50/50 and a domestic/international mix. Our employees will be equally as diverse.
A range of analyses, including the Working Futures 2012-2022 report, and forecasts on the number and type of engineering graduates in the UK by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), show that the UK will not produce enough engineers to fill expected employment demands by 2022.
This shortage in engineering skills is reflected in other major reports including one from Engineering UK, which concludes that the UK will experience annual shortfalls of at least 20,000 engineers. The Royal Academy of Engineering is strongly urging the UK to develop a digitally driven and data-enabled economy. About 8% of engineering undergraduates in the UK are women, and the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in the EU.
Market research indicates that positioning engineering in a social context is attractive to non-traditional engineering prospects. Our mission is to attract and empower individuals and partners from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. We will inspire, disrupt and transform: our alumni will have the skills and confidence to deliver practical, real-world solutions that advance how we live.
"These goals set TEDI-London apart from other engineering programmes and will enable a new kinf of engineer for the 21st Century."
WORKING WITH US AND FOR US
So, what does this mean for us as an employer.
The people who work with us reflect our ambitions for our students. We are keen to attract potential candidates who are creative and innovative, curious and passionate about what we are trying to achieve. You will want to try new things and not be afraid to learn from the experience. You will want to collaborate with colleagues – both locally and globally. Continuous development and improvement are part of your DNA.
You might have an engineering background, no teaching experience – but can actively demonstrate the passion and the potential to be a great teacher.
You want to pass on your passion and learn new skills.
You might work in a professional role elsewhere – not necessarily Higher Education and would really relish the opportunity to design and develop your role, your function and organisation. You might work in traditional Higher Education and have a drive to be part of something different. You have always wanted to do things differently but the size of your organisation, history or internal politics mean you can’t make the necessary changes quickly to take advantage of developments in the world around you.
We are developing our proposition as an employer and you can be part of shaping our culture, our values and our future as an organisation. We are already clear though – all our employees are of equal value and status, whatever role you do. Our ‘single status’ terms and conditions are being developed to reflect these aspirations.
Our employees will be equally as diverse as our student population.
Student Recruitment and Outreach Officers
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 pro rata, plus funding of a relevant part-time Masters (up to £5,000 per annum)
Hours of work: Part time – 18.5 hours per week We actively encourage agile/flexible working in line with the requirements of all our roles. There may be evening and weekend work required.
Contract: Fixed term for 2.5 years Ideally starting in December 19 or January 20 Masters Sept 20 – June 2021.
Responsible to: Director of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Administration
Primary place of work: Canada Water. Frequent requirement to travel to schools, colleges, community groups and similar.
As a new institution TEDI-London needs to ensure that applicants, parents and influencers (such as teachers) are made aware of the innovative new curriculum on offer. You will work with the Director of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Administration to develop the approach and then deliver the programme of activities. As an institution which focuses on one discipline this provides a great opportunity for a highly engaging programme.
As part of our Student Recruitment and Widening Participation strategy we will deliver a series of in-reach (on-campus) and outreach (off-campus) events.
Your role will be responsible for the outreach events which will include: School and College Visits, UCAS Convention attendance and Community Outreach Events:
Please note this role is likely to meet the definition of regulated activity and will therefore require an enhanced DBS check.
For all of our events you will:
- Deliver enrichment workshops and presentations in schools and colleges.
- Develop strong relationships with a range of schools and colleges across London and the South East of England.
- Work with the Academic Leads to develop an exciting and engaging programme which are appropriate for students from a range of ages and backgrounds.
- Develop strong connections with local community groups and charities with similar outlooks as appropriate.
- Ensure that the administration for these events is efficient and effective for both TEDI-London and the schools and colleges.
- Develop processes and policies to ensure the safe running of all events, with particular focus on safeguarding for those under 18.
You will also ensure that allocated budgets for all activities are managed appropriately.
- Passionate about education.
- Passionate about our programmes and our student experience.
- Experienced in area of responsibility.
- Kind, thoughtful and highly communicative.
- A team player able to support a small and developing team.
- Degree or equivalent experience.
- Meet the entry requirements of the Master’s programme.
- Experience of organising and delivering innovative events.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present in an engaging and effective manner.
- Excellent relationship building and stakeholder management skills.
- Strong IT skills.
- Experience of managing multiple projects delivering on time and to cost.
- Drive for evidence based continuous improvement and feedback
- Experience of managing budgets.
- Evidence of strong creative skills and approach.
- Strong interest in STEM and STEM communication.
- Experience of managing events for children and young adults.
We will not be able to provide a certificate of sponsorship for this role.
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and no more than 2 A4 pages describing how you meet the essential criteria for the role.
Shortlisting to take place on Tuesday 29th October 2019 with interview dates on Monday 4th November & Thursday 7th November 2019.