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Widening Participation Manager (Post-16) [Temporary Cover]

Applications are invited for the position of, Widening Participation Manager (Post-16) based in the Cambridge Admissions Office.

The post is an exciting opportunity to lead the Post-16 Widening Participation Team managing four members of staff. The team is responsible for delivery of widening participation projects and activities specifically for post-16 students. Current projects include HE+, Sutton Trust Summer Schools and Experience Cambridge (see for more information). The post holder will oversee the delivery of all activity; work with external partners; manage the collection and preliminary analysis of participant data; establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues across the Collegiate University; and provide input to strategic development of widening participation activity.

Applicants should be educated to at least degree level and have a detailed knowledge of and commitment to widening participation to higher education. In addition applicants should have experience of managing or supervising staff; experience of planning and delivering events; experience of data analysis and interpretation; and excellent organisational, problem solving and communication skills.

Additional information regarding the role can be found within the further particulars. Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person profile (the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

Fixed-term until 31 July 2019.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you are unable to apply online or wish to make an informal enquiry about the post, please contact Rachel Lister, Head of Student Recruitment, Information and Widening Participation, Cambridge Admissions Office at

Closing date: Sunday 6 August 2017. Interviews are due to be held on Friday 18 August 2017. If you are unavailable on this date please indicate this within your application.

Please quote reference AT12731 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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