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Student Recruitment and Access Officer
London Road Reading, UK

Job reference: SRF41622

Location: London Road Reading, UK

Closing date: 03/07/2022

Job live date: 25/05/2022

Salary: £31,406- £40,927

Employment type: PM-Other Related

Department: Global Recruitment & Admissions

Division: Global Recruitment

Hours Per Week:: FTE: 1.00

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Fixed Term

The Global Recruitment team (within Global Recruitment and Admissions) is responsible for the recruitment of undergraduates and postgraduates and for widening participation.

With a focus on students currently in FE or dedicated sixth form colleges, this maternity cover will be responsible for the project management and delivery of effective recruitment and outreach activity specifically targeted at increasing quality applications to the University of Reading from those in under-represented groups. You will offer information to prospective students in colleges about routes to higher education generally, and the University of Reading specifically, and will have a responsibility for the identification, development and promotion of activity to raise awareness of opportunities to access to University of Reading courses with alternative qualifications (to A levels and the IB). You will work (with input from colleagues) to identify progression options to University of Reading courses from college provision and will develop and deliver a range of talks and events (in person and digitally) to support awareness of these identified routes and our wider portfolio.

​​​​​​​Please note this role is a fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave.

You will have:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the UK higher education sector and the student recruitment cycle
  • Demonstrable understanding and in-depth knowledge UK tertiary education sector and FE college environment, including knowledge of broad range of Level 3 qualifications aside from A levels
  • Experience working in or with the FE sector
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a wide range of people and to inspire trust and confidence
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience meeting strategic objectives​​​​​​​

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Student Recruitment & Access Manager

Contact role:

Student Recruitment & Access Officer

Contact name:

 Amy Fairbrother

Contact name:

Rachael Graham

Contact phone:

0118 378 3832

Contact phone:

0118 378 3842 

Contact email:

Contact email:

Closing Date: 01/07/2022

Interview Date: 25/07/2022

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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