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AimHigher Progression Ambassador (3 posts)

Marketing, Recruitment & Admissions

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £20,130 to £22,417 per annum
Grade:  Grade 05
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (31/07/2021)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 28 February 2021
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  R210054
Release Date:  Monday 15 February 2021

AimHigher Plus is an initiative targeting areas of the West Midlands where the progression of young people to higher education is lower than GCSE attainment suggests it should be. 

The purpose of this post within the wider team is to ensure that the University commitment to the AimHigher Uni Connect programme (AimHigher Plus) is delivered. This means that targeted under-represented groups are encouraged to apply to Higher Education, through a range of activities, partnership working and action- based research.

Responsibilities:

To lead and work proactively with a caseload of pupils in two/three secondary schools in order to encourage them to apply for higher education. 

Deliver a programme of activity to students in a variety of ways, for example, through assemblies, workshops and one to ones both in person (where applicable under the most up to date government guidelines relating to Covid-19) and virtually using multiple delivery platforms.

To organise activities related to HE to enhance the pupil’s appreciation of the opportunities available to them.

Skills and Experience:

Experience and/or commitment to quickly learning techniques for delivering programmes in person and virtually using a variety of platforms i.e. Prezi, WebinarJam, Teams etc.

Knowledge of educational pathways from GCSE- Degree Level and experience supporting students/young people through this cycle is essential. 

Interviews will be held on 9th and 10th March 2021.

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies

Please note that 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.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.  

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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