Deputy Head of Widening Participation

London, England, United Kingdom

Job description

Salary from £43,173 pa to £49,173 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £56,205 pa inclusive

Working with on average 2,500 young people each year Widening Participation at LSE delivers a comprehensive Programme of activity to meet LSE’s commitments within the School’s Access Agreement and Strategy 2020. The Widening Participation Team has been undergoing a period of development to place LSE in a strong position to continue to meet and exceed its targets for widening access alongside responding to new widening participation initiatives. This new role of Deputy Head of Widening Participation, provides crucial support to this process by playing a pivotal role in supporting the operational delivery of the WP pre-entry outreach programme and providing strategic support to the Head of Widening Participation.

Candidates should have:

  • Significant experience of working in widening participation in a higher education setting.
  • Authoritative knowledge of high-level issues impacting on the WP agenda specifically and higher education generally
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to understand and convey information in a clear and accurate manner in written reports, presentations and committee papers
  • Evidence of line managing staff, including setting relevant performance objectives
  • Ability to take strategic decisions about the value of internal and external networks and make recommendations as to how best use these
  • Experience of planning, setting and managing multiple budgets, and following internal or external financial reporting requirements

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

How to apply

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 January 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for Thursday 2 February 2017.

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