Access Projects Manager

Oxford Brookes University

We are seeking a motivated and experienced individual for an exciting 12 month maternity cover opportunity working as an Access Projects Manager. The role will lead on the development and delivery of cornerstone projects within the University’s Access & Participation Plan. These include our flagship national sustained outreach programme, Brookes Engage, as well as smaller targeted projects.

The Access Projects Manager also plays an important role in working across our four faculties to ensure that our outreach projects reflect the breadth and depth of our course portfolio.

The Access and Outreach team at Oxford Brookes delivers targeted access, outreach and schools liaison programmes that inform and attract a diverse range of potential students to the University. Our focus is on working collaboratively: with communities, schools, colleges and other university partners to facilitate progression routes to higher education and to Oxford Brookes University. As part of the management team, you will contribute to the wider direction and leadership of Oxford Brookes’ work on widening participation.

You will have significant project management skills, with experience of working with students who face a range of barriers to engaging in and progressing into higher education. You will have the skills required to lead a busy and committed team, consistently managing priorities in order to deliver against your team’s objectives.

This is a full time, fixed term role for 12 months, covering maternity leave.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Beckie Bartle, Head of Access and Outreach ([email protected]).


As Access Project Manager you will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (NHS Dentist, Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document “All about Brookes” and the “Candidate pack’ below.

CV and Personal Statement:

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.”

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Please note that this role will require a successful and satisfactory background check received from the Disclosure and Barring Service, after interview and before appointment.

Interviews: Friday 28th April

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values.  We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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