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Adult Learners Officer

Can you demonstrate excellent organisational and project management skills?  Do you have an interest in adult widening participation?  Do you enjoy working with a wide range of people?

The Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) has a widening participation mission.  It works with mature, part-time and foundation year students and has developed a well-established portfolio of activity delivered throughout the student lifecycle to enhance the student experience.

This post concentrates on the support of adult learners.  The LLC has developed various strands of activity that create opportunities to encourage the progression of adult learners from socially and economically deprived communities into higher education which is delivered by the Communities and Partnerships(C&P) team.  We are also supporting the retention and achievement of mature students throughout their educational journey.

This demanding post is a key component in ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of our work with adult learners.  The post-holder will co-ordinate and manage the administrative and clerical work of the team, being a key player in the planning, organisation, delivery and monitoring of the various activities related to widening participation and outreach.  In addition the post will support activity to develop strategies to enhance the success of mature students.

This job entails taking a leadership role in the organising of public engagement and other events.  The widening participation portfolio is constantly developing and changing which will include the delivery of externally funded projects.  We expect the Officer to be a catalyst for change, ensuring that our processes and procedures are up-to-date technically in order to best meet the needs of our participants and staff.

This post will entail working outside office hours. You will be expected to undertake evening and weekend work when necessary.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Lindsey Fraser, Deputy Director (Partnerships)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3219, email: l.fraser@leeds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Lifelong Learning Centre
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 04 November 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 24 November 2019
Reference:  CSLLC1097
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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