Assistant Outreach and Engagement Officer (Newport and Gwent)

University of South Wales

The highly successful Student Recruitment Team within Future Students is seeking to appoint an Assistant Officer to support its progression activity with schools and colleges in the Newport and Gwent regions. A key element of the role will be to maintain and develop key relationships with internal and external stakeholders (such as Coleg Gwent colleagues, Newport and Gwent schools and City of Newport Council) and to support the strategy for recruitment to the University’s Newport campus, as well as recruitment of students from the Gwent region. The post-holder will encourage progression to USW and highlight opportunities for further study at Level Four in the City. The successful candidate will deliver outreach and engagement activity focused in Newport, and will grow awareness of the careers and employment in Newport that links to USW and Coleg Gwent provision.

Under the leadership of the Outreach and Engagement Officer for Gwent and Newport, the role will involve delivering presentations and workshops to large audiences of students, parents, and teachers, as well as organising events and outreach activities for students from Newport and the Gwent region, to provide an insight into life and studying at USW. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding communicator, who is passionate about the University of South Wales and attracting students to study here. There will be an opportunity for the post-holder to work within a dynamic team and to gain experience of working across a range of marketing functions. The successful applicant will possess outstanding organisation and interpersonal skills and will demonstrate flexibility and diligence.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake their work from the UK and be able to attend and physically work from a USW SE Wales location. This position is based at Newport Campus of the University of South Wales, however the post-holder will be expected to work from home and from other campuses when required. All necessary equipment will be provided. Please note that extensive travel is required as part of this role, and the post-holder will be required to work weekends and evenings. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional candidate who is passionate about working within Higher Education. The post-holder will have the opportunity to work across a range of internal functions and learn about the mechanisms of working in collaboration in a large, teaching, learning and research focused organisation.

You will be asked to produce documents to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK before you can be employed.

This is a full time, fixed-term post for a period of 2 years. Benefits on offer include 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and closure days, family friendly policies and generous pension scheme.

For an informal conversation about this post please contact Carrie Williams, Senior Student Recruitment Officer: [email protected]

If you are a successful candidate and this position will be your first professional services role at the University or you are currently employed by PSS Ltd), you will be employed by Professional and Support Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of South Wales, which provides services to the University and Colleges. 

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