Access Projects Assistant

Oxford Brookes University
March 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£27,181
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Access Projects Assistant

£27,181 rising to £29,605 (depending on experience, salary increment on completion of probation after 6 months) Full Time, Permanent - Professional Ser

Oxford Brookes University is recruiting an Access Project Assistant to work as part of the Access Projects team within the Access & Outreach team. You'll be joining a highly motivated and friendly team. We split our time flexibly between working from home and working in our open plan office as well as being on campus regularly for events.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford, we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You'll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Access and Outreach Team for our Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement directorate.

Overall Purpose of the post of Access Projects Assistant:

The Access & Outreach team work to attract and convert a diverse pool of applicants across the University's Undergraduate portfolio. This includes encouraging recruitment of students from under-represented groups in order to meet the University's Access & Participation Plan targets.

As part of the Access Projects Team, the Access Projects Assistant supports the team in delivering sustained and intensive access projects designed to recruit students from under-represented groups in order to meet the University's access and participation targets. This involves working with the team to plan and deliver our sustained and intensive access programmes, Brookes Engage and Summer Schools, as well as supporting our progressive provision for mature students and our sustained access programme for care- experienced students.

Qualifications and Experience for the post of Access Projects Assistant:

We want to hear from candidates who have;

● Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a diverse workload

● Awareness of higher education student recruitment and widening participation context.

● Experience of supporting the organisation of events

● Good verbal and written communication skills for a variety of audiences

● Data administration skills including databases and excel spreadsheets

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident Employer we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

Flexible working:

We support a work-life balance for all staff, including career breaks, job sharing, flexible hours, etc. The team is based in our recently refurbished offices on our Headington Campus, joining other colleagues who work approximately once or twice a week in the office and the remainder at home. The agile workspace is designed to offer various styles of working, such as collaborative spaces, hybrid meeting spaces, individual workstations and a more relaxed setting of comfy sofas.


As an Access Projects Assistant you will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document “All about Brookes” and the “Candidate pack'.

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job, but we realise the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist. So, if you are looking to join a leading modern institution with ambition for student recruitment growth we'd love to hear from you.

For an informal conversation about this role please contact the recruiting manager, Claire Cooke (via [email protected]).

CV and Personal Statement :

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

The successful applicant will need to be subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed.

To email the role of Access Projects Assistant to a friend please copy and paste the link below:

https: // Closing Date : 03-Mar-2024 Vacancy ID : 161959 Faculty or Directorate : Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus For more information : [email protected] Posted on : 08-Feb-2024

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