Widening Access Graduate Intern

Derby, Derbyshire
£15,392 to £15,940 per annum
16 May 2018
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work. Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. We achieve outstanding results for our teaching* and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a recent graduate to support the development, delivery and evaluation of the University’s widening access outreach work and other associated activities targeting under-represented learners in schools and colleges.

The role will help raise the awareness, aspiration and attainment of targeted learners and the profile of progression routes into higher education through the provision of a range of campus activities and events in a variety of settings, including workshops, presentations, experience days and summer schools. The role is also fundamental in co-ordinating administrative processes that support the delivery of the inspirational work outlined above.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

As part of the Safer Recruitment process, if you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.