This job has now CLOSED.
Heard about it via @WynnAbbott though. He finds some really interesting jobs that I don’t so is always worth a follow.
University of Southampton
Outreach and Widening Participation Officer
Natural & Environmental Sciences
Location: Highfield Campus
The London and South East Spoke is the largest spoke of the National HE STEM Programme and is based within the University of Southampton???s Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences. The National HE STEM Programme aims to enhance outreach and Widening Participation, review and enhance the content, delivery and assessment of undergraduate STEM curricula, and to engage employers and the current workforce in HE. The Spoke supports regional and national projects, providing funding opportunities and dissemination events for sharing good practice and showcasing project activities. The Spoke interacts with a diverse community of University staff at all levels, Professional Bodies and other STEM Sector organisations.
An exciting and challenging opportunity exists to join the L&SE Spoke as an Outreach and Widening Participation Officer supporting the dissemination of activity in the final year of the Programme. The role involves project managing activity undertaken, or funded, by the Programme and the Spoke in the region ensuring effective reporting on progress. This role does not include direct delivery of outreach activity.
In addition to excellent administrative and organisational skills, you must have previous experience of outreach and widening participation, demonstrable project management experience, and be qualified to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) background.
Excellent communication skills are a must. You will be working both in a team within the University and across a wider community of project leads and National Programme staff ??? teamwork is therefore essential, as is the ability to build inter-team relationships.
For an informal discussion about the post, contact Sarah Fielding, Assistant Director, L&SE Spoke, tel 023 8059 2601.
The closing date for this post is 19 August 2011. Please apply online throughwww.jobs.soton.ac.uk or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 032811F6 on all correspondence.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.