Derby College Group are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the DANCOP (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme) team as part of the Office for Students funded Uni Connect programme.
Uni Connect aims to identify and address matters around progression into higher education (HE). In particular, it seeks to undertake activity in specific local areas where HE participation is low overall. Since January 2017 over 765,000 young people have engaged in higher education outreach through the Uni Connect programme and in 2019-20 partnerships were working with 2,480 schools and colleges.
The successful candidate will be experienced in developing and delivering activities for young people and parents/carers, ideally focussed around raising aspirations to attend HE. You will work closely with school staff to ensure targeted provision is relevant, and successfully delivered, monitored and evaluated.
The successful candidates will have the following:
• Excellent Communication skills and an ability to interact effectively with young people and school staff professionals
• Knowledge of higher education progression routes and the UCAS application process
• Networking skills, ideally with knowledge of local education provision
• An understanding of the barriers to progression that young people for a wide range of backgrounds may face
Some examples of benefits you’ll have access to as a Derby College employee include access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, CPD opportunities, discounts at selected retailers, a staff discount at our onsite nursery, access to obtain a Totum Card (aka NUS/student discount card), free eyecare tests and discounted rail travel.
If this role sounds interesting, the full job description and application link can be found below. If you have any questions and/or would like an informal chat, please get in touch.
Derby College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.