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NEACO Further Education College Coordinator


Applications are invited for the new post of Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco) Further Education College Coordinator. The post-holder will be responsible for managing relationships with the eight Further Education (FE) Colleges who are part of the network.

This post is part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), an Office for Students funded project which aims to increase the number of young people from low participation neighbourhoods entering higher education by 2020. As part of this national project, the University of Cambridge is acting as the lead for a consortium of Universities and Further Education Colleges across East Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough). The programme run by neaco is called Take Your Place, and more detail is available at www.takeyourplace.ac.uk.

The post holder will work closely with all eight FE college partners across East Anglia to help them engage effectively with the neaco programme; support them in the delivery of their Project Plans; support their financial reporting and data collection; and provide assurance to the University of Cambridge (as lead partner) that activity delivered is in line with guidance. They will coordinate, facilitate and deliver induction, training and networking activities for staff employed by the FE Colleges.

Applicants should have experience of working in an FE College or experience working closely with FE Colleges. The successful candidate will have a detailed knowledge of the structure and systems of UK FE Colleges, an understanding of the issues that affect access to higher education from underrepresented and disadvantaged students, and outstanding 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: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2019 in the first instance.

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 Jenny O'Hare, neaco Project Coordinator on 01223 336184 (jenny.ohare@admin.cam.ac.uk).

Closing date: Monday 24 September 2018. Interviews will be held on Friday 05 October 2018

Please quote reference AT16656 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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