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Pathways Assistant

Marketing, Recruitment & Admissions

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £25,742 to £27,979 per annum
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 11 December 2023
Interview Date:  Tuesday 09 January 2024
Reference:  0794-23
Release Date:  Friday 10 November 2023

Aston University is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious Pathways Assistant. This role will be based within the Student Recruitment and Outreach team and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the University’s Pathway programmes.

The successful applicant will also contribute to the development and delivery of a number of outreach initiatives as outlined in our Access and Participation Plan (APP), aimed at helping underrepresented groups access and succeed in Higher Education. These initiatives include in-school talks to students and parents, mentoring programmes, summer schools, campus visits and sustained programmes. You will also support the department’s recruitment targets by delivering taster sessions and attending Open Days, UCAS fairs and HE fairs.

In order to succeed in this broad and varied role, the successful applicant must be a confident and engaging public speaker with excellent interpersonal skills. They must also have strong organisational skills with the ability to effectively prioritise their own workload to meet multiple deadlines and balance a busy working schedule. The successful post holder will report to the Outreach Manager, whom they will support and deputise when required, as well as being a proactive member of the wider Student Recruitment and Outreach team. The role will involve extensive UK travel and therefore a driving licence is required. Occasional evening and weekend work is also a requirement of the role.

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train. 
  • The role is offered as 'dynamic working', which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity and to attend school advents, working occasional evening and weekend work. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 25 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure day.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailer.
  • Great family friendly policies.
  • On site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.

A satisfactory DBS clearance is required for this position. 

A driving licence is essential, but if you are unable to fulfil this requirement due to (for example) health issues then please contact us for a discussion.

We will close the post early when 50 applications have been received so we encourage applicants to submit their application as early as possible.

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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