Outreach Officer

University of Exeter
February 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:£26,444
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £26,444 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Outreach Officer

Job description

External Engagement and Global


This part-time (0.8 FTE), hybrid role is available immediately on a fixed- term basis until 31 July 2024. Requests for full-time hours can be considered for the right candidate.

Summary of the role

Under the direction of the Next Steps South West (NSSW) Institutional Leader and the NSSW County Team Leader, the role holder contributes to the delivery of a customer-focused, cost-effective and efficient collaborative outreach service. As a member of the extended NSSW team, the role holder will be responsible for working within the partner institution to maximise institutional contribution into the programme and ensure collaboration across the consortium.

The NSSW outreach project is part of the Uni Connect programme funded by the Office for Students (OfS), who aim to increase the progression of students from disadvantaged backgrounds into Higher Education across Devon, Cornwall and some areas of Somerset through collaboration between partner institutions and external organisations.

In collaboration with a range of internal and external stakeholders in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, the role holder works with potential students and those who influence them in making a well-informed choice of post-18 study, including university, colleges and apprenticeships, through delivery of events, activities and new initiatives.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Roisin Quinn, [email protected]

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