Widening Participation Outreach Administrator

Bath, Somerset
£19,202 - £21,414 per annum
12 Sep 2018
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Post Title:  Widening Participation Outreach Administrator                                                         

School/Department:  Widening Participation Office, Academic Services

Location:  Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus

Rate of Pay: £19,202 - £21,414 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Ref: RE Q000081

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 15 October 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 07 November

About the role

Support the WP team in all administrative activities in the organisation and delivery of our outreach events off and on campus. Including; managing and preparing our resources, recruiting and then allocating student staff to work at our events, paying and managing expenses claims for our student staff. Finally a big part of the role will be liaising with schools/colleges and specific WP target groups on behalf of the WP Officers to organise all of our events to confirm timings, dates and to collect essential information needed.  

About you (requirements)

We require our administrator to have an impeccable attention to detail to manage school bookings, student pay and to support the WP team in all activities leading up to organising small events to big conferences. The administrator needs to have outstanding organisational skills to achieve this, and to be an efficient communicator as they will be liaising with a large student staff to allocate them work and to pay them and they will be working with a large number of schools.

About us


At Bath Spa University we work with one clear vision: to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. And as the fifth largest employer in Bath and North East Somerset, we’re really bringing our local talent out on a global scale. And with increasing student numbers, it’s important for an expansion in our infrastructure and cherished buildings and landscapes. Transforming the lives of our socially engaged global students starts with making sure that our people, people like you, are engaged, empowered and feel valued for the hard work they do. And that’s where you come in.

Widening Participation at Bath Spa University

The university’s widening participation outreach programme aims to support aspiration to higher education and educational attainment, and encourage people to progress to higher education. The Widening Participation Office provides a range of activities targeted at groups who are under-represented in higher education and have the potential to study at this level.  Examples of activities include University Visit Days, Study Skills Conferences, and in-school workshops and subject specific ‘Insight Days’.
We work with primary and secondary school students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

No family background of higher education  – parents/carers have little or no experience of higher education
Main home is in a low-participation neighbourhood (LPN)
From a care background
From a service family
Eligible for free school meals
Has a disability or specific learning difficulty
From black, minority or ethnic (BME) groups that are under-represented in higher education
From the Gypsy, Traveller or Roma communities
Refugees and/or asylum seekers
Is a young carer

We also work with:

Students studying for applied, vocational or work-based Level 3 qualifications
Mature students

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Laura Emptage, on 01225 876020 or wp@bathspa.ac.uk

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit Bath Spa University  jobs page. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa.  For further information, please visit the following link: https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general

If you are a Bath Spa Graduate, you can still access Bath Spa Careers resources. Services include support with job applications and interview techniques. For further information, go to My Career, email careers@bathspa.ac.uk or phone 01225 875525.