Nottingham Trent University has a reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative and effective higher education institutions. We are proud to have been named University of the Year 2017 by Times Higher Education, and Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We achieved TEF Gold standard in 2017 and recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the last National Student Survey.
Integral to this success is the University’s commitment to social mobility and widening participation. We have an impressive record on outreach and are looking for a manager of the Progression Team to further develop this provision.
The Progression Team is part of the Centre for Student and Community Engagement; a progressive, values-led department. We use data and research to back purposeful action and provision. Our activities are underpinned by pedagogical practice and sessions achieve impact wherever and whenever delivered. Our programmes of activity are centred on the importance of participation in and developing a sense of connectivity to society.
The Progression Team empower students from low socio-economic and other backgrounds under-represented in higher education to seize opportunities, realise their potential and develop a sense of belonging to NTU. It does this through delivering a range of largely extra-curricular schemes. These are for individuals only, from primary school through to sixth form and college and focus on the value participating in extra-curricular activities has on student success and progression through the education system.
The Progression Team also works with students when they are at NTU. The team is responsible for the coordination of the University’s welcome programme for new students. This includes the September ‘Welcome Week’ and ‘January Welcome’.
The successful candidate will have applied knowledge of issues associated with students’ transition into and through higher education and of project and event management. They will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience of running large multi-stakeholder projects. Effective leadership and management of a team is also critical.
Please refer to the job description and person specification, and include a personal statement in your application which clearly demonstrates how you meet the requirements for the role. CVs will not be accepted.
If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact David Woolley, Director of Student and Community Engagement by telephone (0115 848 2749), or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).