Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer

Oxford Brookes University
July 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487
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Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer

£30,487 rising to £32,982 Full Time, Fixed Term - Professional Ser

Oxford Brookes University is looking for a maternity cover Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer to work as part of the Access and Outreach Team. The post holder will liaise with Schools and Colleges to deliver sustained and intensive outreach projects for students from under-represented groups. They will contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of recruitment and widening participation strategies that meet the University's aims and objectives for UK student recruitment, particularly increasing participation from under-represented groups as described in the Access and Participation Plan.

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 UK Recruitment & Admissions Team within the Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement directorate.

Overall Purpose of the post of Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer:

● Build and maintain strong relationships with staff at targeted schools and colleges.

● Plan and lead a range of activities for students from primary to Year 13, aimed at promoting higher education.

● Manage projects focused on student recruitment and widening participation, such as summer schools.

● Deliver educational workshops and presentations in schools and colleges to increase awareness of higher education opportunities at Oxford Brookes.

● Design activities that raise the aspirations and achievements of under- represented students.

Experience for the post of Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer:

We are looking for candidates who have:

● Knowledge of student recruitment and widening participation in higher education.

● Experience organising educational events and activities.

● Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups.

● Experience developing and leading workshops or presentations.

● Background in working within educational settings and with young people.

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.

Application Process:

As part of the application process please complete the Personal Statement part of the application, by downloading the Personal Statement document and completing the form, providing examples and explaining how you meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

Flexible working:

Flexible working: we support 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 our colleagues who split our time flexibly between working from home and office working. 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 a Schools & Liaison Officer 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 (NHS Dentist, Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the “Candidate pack' below.

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.

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.

https: // Closing Date : 28-Jul-2024 Vacancy ID : 166920 Faculty or Directorate : DC - UK Recruitment & Admissions Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus For more information : [email protected] Posted on : 27-Jun-2024

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