Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Access Projects Assistant

United Kingdom

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Access Projects Assistant

£27,181 rising to £29,605 (depending on experience, salary increment on completion of probation after 6 months) Full Time, Permanent - Professional Ser

Oxford Brookes University is recruiting an Access Project Assistant to work as part of the Access Projects team within the Access & Outreach team. You'll be joining a highly motivated and friendly team. We split our time flexibly between working from home and working in our open plan office as well as being on campus regularly for events.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford, we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You'll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Access and Outreach Team for our Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement directorate.

Overall Purpose of the post of Access Projects Assistant:

The Access & Outreach team work to attract and convert a diverse pool of applicants across the University's Undergraduate portfolio. This includes encouraging recruitment of students from under-represented groups in order to meet the University's Access & Participation Plan targets.

As part of the Access Projects Team, the Access Projects Assistant supports the team in delivering sustained and intensive access projects designed to recruit students from under-represented groups in order to meet the University's access and participation targets. This involves working with the team to plan and deliver our sustained and intensive access programmes, Brookes Engage and Summer Schools, as well as supporting our progressive provision for mature students and our sustained access programme for care- experienced students.

Qualifications and Experience for the post of Access Projects Assistant:

We want to hear from candidates who have;

● Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a diverse workload

● Awareness of higher education student recruitment and widening participation context.

● Experience of supporting the organisation of events

● Good verbal and written communication skills for a variety of audiences

● Data administration skills including databases and excel spreadsheets

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident Employer we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

Flexible working:

We support a work-life balance for all staff, including career breaks, job sharing, flexible hours, etc. The team is based in our recently refurbished offices on our Headington Campus, joining other colleagues who work approximately once or twice a week in the office and the remainder at home. The agile workspace is designed to offer various styles of working, such as collaborative spaces, hybrid meeting spaces, individual workstations and a more relaxed setting of comfy sofas.

Benefits

As an Access Projects Assistant you will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document “All about Brookes” and the “Candidate pack'.

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job, but we realise the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist. So, if you are looking to join a leading modern institution with ambition for student recruitment growth we'd love to hear from you.

For an informal conversation about this role please contact the recruiting manager, Claire Cooke (via [email protected]).

CV and Personal Statement :

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

The successful applicant will need to be subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed.

To email the role of Access Projects Assistant to a friend please copy and paste the link below:

https: // my.corehr.com/pls/oburecruit/erqjobspecdetailsform.jobspec?pid=161959 Closing Date : 03-Mar-2024 Vacancy ID : 161959 Faculty or Directorate : Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus For more information : [email protected] Posted on : 08-Feb-2024

Job details

Title

Access Projects Assistant

Employer

Oxford Brookes University

Location

United Kingdom

Published

February 09, 2024

Application deadline

March 03, 2024

Job type

Administration/Managerment

Field

N/A

About the employer

Voted the UK’s top modern university (QS World University Rankings 2021), Oxford Brookes University is a campus university located in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. There are three campuses that are part of the university, linked by the BROOKESbus. The Students’ Union and the many societies on campus help to build the close-knit but diverse community Oxford Brookes is known for. Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021).

Oxford Brookes is a diverse and exciting place to study, with students from more than 140 countries making up 17 per cent of the student population. It provides an exciting student experience, with an internationally-focused atmosphere both academically and socially. With a huge range of events and societies, as well as an excellent student support system, students can make the most of their university experience.

Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020), Oxford Brookes is known for the standard of teaching that its faculty provides. 94 per cent of the research at Oxford Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014), which means students are learning from leaders in their field.

Oxford Brookes has excellent graduate outcomes, with over 95 per cent of Oxford Brookes students in employment or further study within six months of graduating, and students have access to career support throughout their time at university to ensure they can achieve their career goals.

The quality of the academic teaching at Oxford Brookes has an outstanding reputation, with a total of 11 faculty members having been awarded National Teaching Fellows, the most prestigious award in UK higher education teaching. 

Students are taught by faculty members who are experts in their field and who are constantly undertaking new and important research in these areas. 94 per cent of the research at Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Students are able to exchange ideas with teachers who work collaboratively to push their subject area forward. Students at the university benefit from new ideas being exchanged and developed between their own teachers and departments across the world. Oxford Brookes is well known for its international and global focus.

Students can live in university accommodation, a great place to meet people and settle into university life. Full-time first-year international students starting in September are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they would like it and are able to meet the application deadlines. There are a range of halls in and around the three campuses, with on-site support at all of them. All halls are on a BROOKESbus route and students living in halls can purchase a discounted bus pass entitling them to free travel on these services.

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