University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Access and Outreach Support Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 31 days

Job title

Access and Outreach Support Officer

Job reference


Date posted


Application closing date





12 months Fixed Term contract


£30,487 - £37,099

Contractual hours



Full time

Job category/type

Professional services



Job information

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the Access and Outreach Team as a Support Officer focusing on the delivery and development of the core requirements of the Access Outreach Programme and Access Participation Plan.

The Support Officer role will engage with students in KS3 and KS4 in schools mainly in Luton to support our outreach work and focus on attainment raising, with a view to support learners from underrepresented groups to consider higher education as a future option. The post holder will work with our key schools, local authority, community groups and third sector charities to deliver both on and off campus events exposing young people and their families to the benefits of University.

The post is one year fixed term maternity cover post, full time (37 hours a week) and will be based at our Luton campus. Travel will be required to schools and organisations across the region, for which expenses will be paid.

Interviews will be held on 17 th January 2024

Please log on to our website www. and complete the online application.

We kindly request that all applicants refrain from canvassing during the application process. Your applications will be thoroughly reviewed, and if you meet our qualifications and are a good fit for the role, you will be contacted for the next steps.

For a full job description and person specification please click here

The post will be based at Luton (with travel to other campuses as required)

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

Please note that CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline

Job details


Access and Outreach Support Officer


University of Bedfordshire


United Kingdom


November 16, 2023

Application deadline

January 03, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Bedfordshire is located in Luton Bedfordshire United Kingdom. This university was founded in 1882 but it achieved the position of a university in 1992 and was known as the University of Luton. This is a public university. The name the University of Bedfordshire was adopted in 2006 after the approval of the Privy Council after the merging of the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University.

The university will give about up to 2,400 GBP cash to students of undergraduate studies. The Merit Scholarship spans worth 2,400 GBP and is paid for 3 academic years that is awarded to people with a high level of academic achievement and to those who can score 112 UCAS points or more. Even if a student does not achieve this level the university will give about 1,500 GBP over three academic years along with the bursary or 1,000 GBP over 2 academic years if the student is a top-up one receiving Level 5 bursary. There are many other qualifications for grants and bursaries like the Care Leavers Bursary that is available to the students that are ‘open to care’ and can be supported by the local authorities leaving care services.

The chancellor is John Bercow (former speaker of the House of Commons) and the vice-chancellor is Bill Rammell. There are a total of 14,000 students on the campus as of 2016-2017 out of which 10,860 are undergraduates and 3,140 are postgraduates for the same year. There are about 4,500 international students at the university. The university is sprawled across six campuses; there are 4 campuses in Bedfordshire, in Luton and Bedford, 2 campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury (for the students of Midwifery and Nursing) and in Milton Keynes (for business studies, telecommunications and electronic engineering). The university had entered the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and had achieved a GPA of 2.087 with 34.7 percent internationally.

Top assessment units were Cultural and Media Studies, Communication, Social Work Social Policy and Administration along with English Language and Literature. As of 2012, the university received the status of FairTrade. There are four faculties that are the Health and Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Education and Sports, and Science and Technologies. Notable alumni include Gemma Hunt, Richard Page among others.

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