NCOP Pathways Events and Partnerships Officer

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Department Division of External Relations
Job Type Management and Administrative
Specific Location
Contract Type Full Time Fixed Term Contract
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Job Purpose

Salary Grade 6: £26,829 - £31,076 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until the 31st December 2018

As the NCOP Pathways Events and Partnerships Officer, you will work on the Pathways programme to develop and deliver activity as part of the HEFCE –funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme. We will rely on you to deliver planned programmes of activity as part of the Pathways programme, build positive working relationships with key stakeholders, meet targets and milestones and contribute to the overall development of the programme.

You will be the main point of contact for the Pathways Mentoring Programme in Leicestershire. As a visible member of the team, you will coordinate and deliver a variety of collaborative widening participation and outreach initiatives, both in schools and colleges and on higher education provider campuses. With exceptional communication skills, you will manage liaison with key stakeholders, informing them of broader outreach events and developments at the three local universities and across the sector. Focus will be on encouraging stakeholders to engage with the Pathways programme.

Your contribution to partnership committees (in particular, the Pathways Operations Group) will be required to help develop and advocate for best practice and policy and to make recommendations for future activities. It is important that you are able to produce and present relevant statistics, analyses and reports in order to monitor the Pathways programme success against key targets and milestones.

To thrive in the position of NCOP Pathways Events and Partnerships Officer, you will have had previous experience of line management, partnership working and have the ability to manage a budget. It is essential that you are educated to degree level or equivalent and have significant experience working within the schools education sector, Further Education, Higher Education or professional advice and guidance for young people in schools. As an individual, you will be a strong public speaker and will have the confidence to make decisions relating to project planning, delegating tasks as necessary.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Hannah Ordoyno (Widening Participating Manager) on

The closing date for this post is midnight on the 3rd April 2017.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on the 12th April 2017.

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Disclosure and Barring Service

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because you will have substantial access to young people and/or vulnerable adults. An appointment to this post will be subject to checking through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). You will be required to give consent for the University to check with the DBS for the existence and content of any criminal record in the form of an Enhanced Disclosure. Information received from the DBS and the police will be kept in strict confidence and will be destroyed once the University is satisfied in this regard.  Further information about the DBS is available at:

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