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Widening Participation Coordinator £20.63ph plus hol pay - SE London

Gray && Associates Recruitment Services

South East London




Posted: 15/05/2024

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Widening Participation Coordinator - £20.63ph plus hol pay - SE London

We are seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Widening Participation Officer to join our temp team. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of widening participation within both higher education and school settings, as well as a strong grasp of safeguarding, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. They will also be familiar with the expectations of the Office for Students and the UK education system.


* Deputise for the interim WP manager in managing relationships with external stakeholders such as schools, teachers, prospective students, and HE organisations (e.g., Brilliant Club, Aim Higher, Into University).

* Assist in managing relationships with internal stakeholders including room bookings, catering, estates, and academics.

* Confidently present to various audiences, including large groups of school-age students.

* Support the WP team in delivering a range of outreach events for target group students.

* Assist in running specific projects such as work with care leavers, mentoring, tutoring, and more.


* Knowledge of widening participation and its context within HE and schools.

* Understanding of safeguarding, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

* Familiarity with the Office for Students and its expectations for universities and WP work.

* Knowledge of the UK education system.

* Strong communication skills with the ability to adapt to different audiences.

* Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously.

* Experience in event management and support.

* Ability to evaluate projects (desirable).

* Experience in producing reports for senior staff members (desirable).

If you are passionate about widening participation and making a difference in the lives of students from diverse backgrounds, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV today!

Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

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