Widening Participation Officer – NCOP


10th November 2019

The Widening Participation team is based in Recruitment and Admissions and is engaged in a wide range of initiatives to raise the aspirations of groups of pupils under-represented in Higher Education. This includes campus visits, mentoring, summer schools and curriculum enrichment, as well as supporting target students into and through the University.

You will support the delivery of the GM Higher Collaborative programme, working with partner institutions to ensure the programme is successfully promoted and delivered. You will train and supervise student ambassadors on events and ensure all paperwork is completed before and after events.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, organised and confident, and have experience of working with school pupils. You will have good IT skills and be able to take responsibility for events ensuring they are delivered to a high standard. You will be a good communicator and be able to work with people at all levels. You will also be able to manage your time and balance a busy and varied workload to ensure tasks are completed on time and in line with expectations.

This role is fixed term for 12 months while the substantive post-holder is seconded to another role.


Working at MMU:

Manchester Met is a great place to work, and you’ll be part of a great team.  We’re ambitious for ourselves and our staff; and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

In addition to a great working environment you’ll have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.

We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme.  We also offer generous holiday packages which include 25 days per year holiday, plus Christmas shutdown, plus bank holidays.


For more information and to apply, please click here.


For informal queries, please contact Peter Riley (Head of Widening Participation) at p.riley@hotmail.co.uk