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Higher Education Coordinator

Birmingham, West Midlands (Hybrid)
London, Greater London
£28,000 - £35,000 per year
Full-time or part-time
Contract (One year with potential/possibility to extend)
Job description

This role sits within the Higher Education (HE) team at REUK and the post holder will have particular responsibility for administering the portfolio of private university scholarships for students from a forced migration background offered by the Schwab & Westheimer Trust and then supporting the successful scholarship recipients throughout their university journeys.  

Alongside this stream of work the postholder will also provide HE expertise, both within REUK and externally, and respond directly to the most complex queries received through REUK’s national advice service as well as being part of a team delivering high quality external Access to HE training.

Finally the role involves liaison with external partner organisations to oversee a programme of casework support to assist young refugees and asylum seekers to apply to university in the UK by both providing direct support and by building and maintaining strong relationships with partner organisations delivering this support

To succeed in this varied and challenging role we are looking for someone who has strong existing expertise in the HE and/or refugee sector combined with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to build strong relationships with many different stakeholders including young refugees, university staff and trustees.


Application Instructions

Please ensure you have read the Applicant Pack before applying.

Apply by submitting a cover letter (no more than one A4 page) and CV to Katie Barringer via CharityJob by end of Wednesday 17th January 2024. Your cover letter should include:

1) Why you would like to work at REUK generally and this role specifically;
2) Why you think your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this role;
3) When you could start the job if you were to be offered it and how many days per week you would like to work

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Refugee Education UK View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 22 December 2023
Closed date: 17 January 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Training, Practitioner

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