Post Title: Student Success Officer
SBU/Department Office of the Vice-Chancellor / Widening Access and Student Success
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH6 £31,396 to £33,966 pro rata per annum, with potential to progress to £37,099 pro rata, per annum, by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Annual Leave : 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year
Location: De Havilland Campus, Hatfield
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to tackle staff under-representation where it exists and better reflect our diverse student cohort.
We are seeking to appoint a Student Success Officer to join the University's Widening Access and Student Success (WASS) team, which is passionate about empowering student success, challenging inequalities and transforming lives.
WASS is a friendly and forward-thinking team, comprised of four sub-teams. Data and Evaluation which supports the delivery of our Access and Participation Evaluation Strategy and drives our ‘What Works' approach to access and participation; Widening Access and Uni Connect which support pupil aspiration and attainment through their outreach work in targeted primary and secondary schools across Hertfordshire; and Student Success which works collaboratively with colleagues across the University to close gaps in student outcomes by addressing the barriers that contribute to lower rates of attainment, continuation, and progression for under-represented groups.
Main duties and responsibilities
As a Student Success Officer working in the Student Success team, you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of the Student Success portfolio of work which supports students from disadvantaged and under-represented groups to be successful in higher education. The role includes delivering tailored support to one or more of our target student groups (which include Independent (Estranged) and Care Leaver students) and ensuring an evidence-informed, student-focused approach to all aspects of our work.
Skills and experience required
We are seeking a compassionate and motivated individual with a commitment to improving student outcomes through inclusive and personalised student support, capable of working both independently and collaboratively. You will have highly effective communication skills, with excellent organisational and administrative skills. You will also be a capable and confident user of information technology, including MS Office.
You will hold a minimum of a degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification) or higher, or significant relevant proven experience.
Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.
REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT
DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE
This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the ‘Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information'.
Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad
Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct' from each of those countries.
We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries : Informal discussions about the role are welcomed. To arrange, please contact Ellen Engstrom via [email protected]
Closing date: 10 December 2023
Interview date: TBC
Reference Number: 055775
Date advert placed: 17 November 2023
Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts