Leicester, Leicester
£44,706 - £50,296 per year
Contract, Fixed term contract to 31 July, Full-time
Job description

About the role

Pathways provides help and resources for students, teachers, parents and carers to find out more about higher education. The Pathways Programme is fully funded by UniConnect which is a national programme from the Office for Students that offers activities, advice and information on the benefits and realities of going to university or college.

UniConnect helps through local hubs across England. These give impartial advice and information to 1,613 schools and colleges, which reach over 180,000 young people and their parents.

The Pathways programme is part of UniConnect and responsible for managing the Leicestershire and Rutland partnership with a view to inspire young people with confidence to find a path to higher education which is right for them. Pathways comprised of University of Leicester, Loughborough University, De Montfort University, Leicester College and Loughborough College. 


About you

Are you passionate about supporting inclusion, diversity and raising aspirations? Do you want to lead a dynamic and passionate team that want to deliver impact for the young people of Leicestershire and Rutland. This fantastic role manages staff across 3 Universities and 2 Colleges, engages with local schools and colleges as well as with the LLEP and local authorities. 

If you are dynamic and ambitious this could be just the role for you. 

To find out more about the project visit Pathways and Home - Office for Students and apply today! 


Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Danielle Fitzgerald.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 15 December 2021. 

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found online.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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Posted on: 25 November 2021
Closing date: 08 December 2021
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