Widening Participation Project Coordinator

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,627 to £28,756 Per annum
14 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Widening Participation & Social Mobility

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £28,756 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 10 November 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1550821HL

Widening Participation and Social Mobility are pleased to be recruiting for a new Widening Participation Project Coordinator as part of the Access Post 16 team. This Directorate is made up of four sections – access, enhancement, success and lifecycle. Our model of widening participation is based around the student lifecycle, meaning we work with pupils in primary schools right the way through to Alumni of the University. 

Our team works within the University in partnership with our academic units and students and externally with third sector organisations, community groups, schools and colleges locally and nationally. We run a variety of activities to encourage prospective students to consider higher education in general, and the University of Southampton in particular. 

The Access team are responsible for delivering a range of events and activities on campus and in schools and colleges. Events include residentials, taster days, face to face activities, webinars and workshops. 

The coordinator position will work within a supportive team of professional outreach staff, this role will involve the post-holder supporting in the delivery of a range of on and off-campus activities for schools and FE/sixth form colleges. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, administration skills and the ability to be able to work both alone and within a team.

You would be joining the team at a key point of development following the creation of our Widening Participation and Social Mobility Directorate in the past year and the launch of our new Widening Participation Strategy. As our work is continuously changing to a more blended approach of face-face and online delivery, you will have the opportunity to develop new and engaging digital sessions through the extensive range of online platforms available and improve the success, advice and guidance for prospective students. You will also be supporting the Post 16 project leader develop some exciting new projects including work experience opportunities/student shadowing and International Widening Participation. 

A knowledge of progression to Higher Education, experience of working with students and an understanding of equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups in Higher Education is desirable.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Claire Bolton, Widening Participation Project Leader ( 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1550821HL on all correspondence.

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