Widening Participation Officer

London (Greater) (GB)
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Widening Participation – Academic Registrar’s Division

Widening Participation Officer

Salary from £34,156 to £41,317 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £44,456 pa inclusive

Working with around 2,500 young people each year Widening Participation at LSE delivers a comprehensive Programme of activity to meet LSE’s commitments within the School’s Access Agreement and LSE Strategy 2020. The Widening Participation Officer line manages up to three members of staff in the Team and plays a vital role in both delivering as well as overseeing the development of key elements of our Widening Participation Programme. In the first instance this will include lead responsibility for our Sutton Trust sponsored Pathways to Law and Pathways to Banking and Finance projects, as well as the Year 11 Summer School and Promoting Potential projects. The vacancy arises at an exciting time to join the Team as widening participation goes through a period of development. The post-holder will play an important part in this process. For more information about the activity currently delivered see

Candidates should have:

  • Knowledge of UK education, especially the schools and higher education sectors; and widening participation issues
  • Ability to work with people at all levels including academics, teachers, and school, college and LSE students, plus an enjoyment of working with children of all ages
  • Experience of managing and delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Experience of developing and managing staff, ensuring standards and aims are met

The role will require some evening and weekend work to deliver specific areas of activity.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the job description, person specification and How to Apply document.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: or call 020 7955 7885.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 5 April 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for Friday 21 April 2017.