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Linking London Uni Connect Outreach Officer

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Are you interested in working for a unique established partnership of London universities colleges and others committed to improving social mobility? Do you have experience of working with college learners including adult learners in a widening participation role? If so we would like to hear from you.

The key purpose of this role is to support the enhancement of university and further education college collaboration in outreach work in London and contribute to the delivery of outreach activities with a particular focus on adult learners to help reduce gaps in higher education participation.

This post provides a unique opportunity for you to work with a wide range of Linking London education partners including colleges and universities in the support of improvements in social justice.

You will work closely with Linking London HE and FE partners to develop innovative and collaborative approaches to outreach provision based on identified need  provide a brokerage role for colleges and support the delivery of outreach activity to college learners including delivering online events for both younger learners and adults.

This role will combine working remotely as well as in the Linking London office on occasion travelling to London colleges to attend meetings and where appropriate contributing to outreach delivery. The post holder will be line managed by Linking London.

You will have a good knowledge of the further education and higher education sectors and of widening participation. You will have excellent communication report writing and organisational skills. You will also have strong coordinating and facilitating skills and be flexible resourceful and self-motivated.

You will have a proven track record of developing effective working relationships with education providers as well as experience of supporting learners including adult learners in the Further Education Sector in a widening participation role.

We will consider applications from candidates who are interested in a full time position on a six month contract.


Grade 5 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £30,190 rising to £34,343 per annum

The salary quoted will be pro-rata and on the College’s London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact [Sarah Fisher] [Programme Manager [email protected]

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected] providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme 31 days paid leave flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce holding an Athena SWAN award operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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