PO18, Chichester
£35,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Student Funding & Outreach Manager 

FTE £35,000 (£14,000-£21,000 pro rata) 

14-21 hours per week / 0.4-0.6 FTE (to confirm FTE preferred on application) 

Permanent / Part Time / Job Share 

West Dean College of Arts & Conservation 

West Dean College of Arts & Conservation is an internationally recognised College, part of the Edward James Foundation, a charitable educational trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in beautiful West Sussex countryside near Chichester.  As well as being a highly respected educational institution specialising in practice-based arts and conservation, the historic house and collections and the stunning grounds and gardens make West Dean College a truly unique place to work. 

The Role 

We are recruiting for a part time, permanent Student Funding & Outreach Manager to join our Student Recruitment & External Engagement team in West Dean College of Arts & Conservation. This is a job share position and there may be potential for home working. 

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated and enthusiastic person, with excellent communication skills, to support the Head of Student Recruitment in sourcing funding to support student recruitment and to develop a strategic approach to external engagement with alumni and other stakeholders, to support the promotion of the College’s work and reputation. 

Other duties include: 

  • Overseeing the development of a strategic approach to develop, reach and engage a wider audience to the College’s work.      

  • Publicising & advising of student funding options and opportunities as appropriate in order to support recruitment.   

  • Be a member of the College’s Grants and Bursaries Committee and advise the committee on criteria for awards and funding availability as required.  

The Person  

To be successful in this role you will need to have previous experience of student funding cycles and processes within HE and imparting funding advice to a variety of stakeholders.   

This role requires line management experience, and having outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including well-developed negotiation, influencing and networking skills is essential.   

Experience of proactively addressing access and inclusivity would be preferable.  

The Benefits 

In recognition for all your hard work and dedication, we can offer you: 

  • Competitive Salary 

  • 33 days holiday per year (FTE) 

  • Pension 

  • Life Assurance 

  • 10 days Company Sick Pay (FTE) 

  • Employee Assistance Programme 

  • 25% off retail and restaurant 

  • 50% off short courses 

  • Salary sacrifice schemes: cycle to work 

Further Information 

For the full job description, person specification and terms and conditions of employment, or for further information, please visit our West Dean Work For Us page.


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Posted on: 14 October 2020
Closed date: 10 November 2020
Tags: Management