NEON Policy and Communications officer

University of West London
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£26,445 to £29,050
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NEON Policy and Communications officer Centre for Inequality and Levelling Up

Salary: £26,445 to £29,050 per annum Release Date: Thursday 26 October 2023 Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2023 Interview Date: Monday 04 December 2023 Reference: DIR086

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.

University status awarded in or after 1992

The Department

NEON is the national organisation supporting widening access to higher education in the UK for those from under-represented backgrounds. Founded in 2012 NEON has over 150 organisations as members including over 100 universities and delivers over 30 professional development events per year to nearly 1000 people. NEON's staff are based at the University of West London in the Centre for Inequality and Levelling Up .

The Role

  • Support the NEON Deputy Director in producing the NEON weekly news bulletin for members to include producing content, design and distribution.

  • Assist in the delivery of the NEON public affairs programme to include working with policymakers, media, think tanks and other relevant partners to include drafting/distributing invitations and liaising with speakers.

  • Develop research reports through the collection of primary and secondary data including delivery of surveys, focus groups and interviews where appropriate.

  • Work with the NEON Events and Education officer to deliver the communications activities associated with the NEON professional development programme.

  • Update the NEON website and social media presence to maintain the external profile of the organisation.

  • The Person


  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent.
  • An understanding of widening access to higher education/social mobility or educational inequality and the nature of barriers to access and success in higher education for learners from disadvantaged and/or underrepresented groups.
  • Experience of leading on or being engaged with the planning and delivery of events.
  • Desirable

  • Postgraduate Degree or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a membership organisation.
  • Experience of collecting data via a number of different methods including focus groups and surveys
  • How to Apply

    To apply click on ‘Apply Online' and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: https: // &pid=0

    Please email [email protected] if you need any assistance with the application process.

    Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 04/12/2023.

    For informal enquiries about the position please contact Martin Webster, Deputy Director of NEON, [email protected].

    Additional Information

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    Our department/school is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

    Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

    This post is not available for UWL students.

    Previous applicants for this post need not apply again.

    This position does not meet the University criteria for Skilled Worker sponsorship.

    We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time.

    The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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