Social Mobility & Widening Participation Officer (Pre-16)

King's College London

Job id: 074966. Wage: £31,396- £ 34,619 every year, together with London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 18 September 2023. Time limit: 08 October 2023.

Enterprise unit: College students & Schooling. Division: Social Mobility & Widening Participation.

Contact particulars:Micheala Whitley. [email protected]

Location: Strand Campus. Class: Skilled & Assist Providers.

Job Description

About Us

The King’s group is devoted to the service of society. King’s Strategic Imaginative and prescient 2029 units out our imaginative and prescient for the longer term, formed round 5 precedence areas: educate to encourage and enhance; analysis to tell and innovate; serve to form and rework; a civic college on the coronary heart of London; and a world group that companies the world. Our formidable Schooling Technique units out the actions that we should take to remodel how we educate, how and the place our college students study and the way we help them throughout their time with us.

At King’s School London Widening Participation Division we imagine all younger folks ought to be capable to have excessive expectations for his or her future. This implies equal entry to training and profession alternatives. We run programmes that purpose to empower younger folks from under-represented backgrounds to entry and succeed at college.

We’re a part of the College students & Schooling Directorate, a group of wide-ranging skilled companies in place to help King’s college students and their training. As a directorate we handle the scholar lifecycle from utility to commencement and past, to make sure a coherent and seamless pupil expertise and efficient administrative processes, working carefully with King’s schools to take action.

Concerning the Position

The Widening Participation Officer (Pre-16) will present environment friendly admin help for the pre-16 programmes workforce and help the three senior officers with the planning and supply of our 12 months 7-9 flagship programme, King’s Students. King’s Students goals to help attainment in colleges by instructing studying expertise. The Pre-16 Officer  will particularly lead on King’s Students Challenges (distant actions designed for yr 7-9 King’s Students) and KS Join which is our textual content message communication technique for folks/guardians. Along with this, the Officer will lead on the planning and supply of points yr 9 occasions corresponding to Graduations. The postholder will help the workforce with the supply of yr 6 transition programme Step Up Students and KS4 elevating attainment programme Students +. As a part of this position, the Pre-16 Officer will help with our group engagement programmes. This contains The Hastings Challenge, which works with white working class households, and Guardian Energy, which makes use of group organising to deliver dad and mom collectively to marketing campaign for academic change.

That is an thrilling alternative for colleagues in search of a profession with social affect, and who want to utilise their expertise and experience in working with younger folks. This position provides the distinctive alternative of working throughout the pre-16 life cycle from yr 6-11. This is a chance to develop your expertise in undertaking administration, partnership administration, and in speaking with completely different audiences.

We encourage functions from candidates who’ve expertise from each inside and outdoors of the Greater Schooling sector the place they will exhibit the talents wanted to achieve this position.

This put up will likely be supplied on an indefinite contract.

This can be a full-time put up, however we welcome functions from candidates searching for a versatile work sample inside our 10am-6pm.

Key tasks

The Widening Participation Officer (Students+) is chargeable for:   

  • ​​Present environment friendly administrative help to the Pre-16 programmes workforce, together with sustaining correct data of programme individuals, information entry, reserving rooms, and responding to enquiries.
  • ​Assist with the organisation and supply of occasions for younger folks.
  • ​Instruct, supervise, and prepare pupil ambassadors working at Pre-16 occasions.
  • ​Lead on the King’s Students Challenges (distant actions designed for yr 7-9 King’s Students) and KS Join which is our textual content message communication technique for folks/guardians.
  • ​Lead on components of the yr 9 actions, working carefully with the Senior Officer (Students +)
  • ​Undertake primary monetary procedures, corresponding to ordering items and companies, processing invoices and receipts, and updating departmental budgets.
  • Organise the Pre-16 Steering group assembly administration, corresponding to setting the dates, liaising with faculty contacts, and circulating the minutes.

The above record of tasks will not be exhaustive, and the put up holder will likely be required to undertake such duties and tasks as could fairly be anticipated inside the scope and grading of the put up.

Expertise, information, and expertise 

Please clearly handle the way you meet the important standards in your utility, and the place potential the way you meet the fascinating standards as properly.

Important standards 

  • Related work expertise and/or training: We expect a variety of various work and academic experiences might help you to achieve success on this position. Related work expertise would possibly embrace work in training , or charity setting. Related academic experiences would possibly embrace larger training in a associated self-discipline, skilled {qualifications} or different coaching 
  • Expertise working or volunteering with youngsters or younger folks   
  • Expertise of endeavor and finishing initiatives which require administrative and organisational expertise  
  • Skill to speak and current difficult info orally and in writing  
  • Skill to work with others to ship undertaking goals and overcome challenges  
  • ​Skill to make use of initiative and judgement to resolve day-to-day and predictable issues  
  • Skill to handle a number of workload priorities and ship work to deadlines  
  • Skill to determine personal sample of labor and handle personal workload and sources  
  • Skill to supply instruction and prepare others to undertake particular duties  
  • Skill to assemble and manipulate information in order that it may be interpreted by others 
  • Fascinating standards 

  • Educated to diploma or basis diploma stage   
  • ​Understanding of the widening participation agenda and/or the position of upper training in social mobility 

  • Additional Data 

    Please submit a private assertion when making use of for this emptiness, clearly setting out the way you meet the important standards, as that is how we shortlist functions. Study extra about how we recruit, together with recommendations on writing your utility and supporting assertion on our web site: use of  

    In case you are a pupil or alumni of King’s there are sources from King’s Careers & Employability to help you in your utility and interview.

    Interviews will likely be held utilizing Microsoft Groups and can include competency-based questions linked carefully to the important and fascinating standards talked about right here.

    Though we’ve got made enhancements over the past variety of years, our workforce remains to be under-represented when it comes to employees from international majority ethnicities, LGBTQ+ identities, and from folks with disabilities. We encourage functions from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are dedicated to using a workforce that has various expertise, experiences and skills.

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