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Widening Participation Manager

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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


City’s Widening Participation Team empower underrepresented learners to access and succeed in higher education.  We deliver engaging and exciting programs aimed at preparing and supporting learners to make well informed choices about their future.

We strive to provide exciting and challenging experiences of university with a focus on early engagement, careers information, advice and guidance and attainment raising. City’s outreach activities are targeted to reach those who will most benefit, and where we can have the greatest impact.


You will be the lead for widening participation at City, overseeing targeting, evaluation and the ongoing development of programs using an evidence-based approach.  You will manage the widening participation outreach team, support collaboration across the institution and with external partners, aligning and joining up the work of the team with City’s strategic direction, requirements from the OfS, student EDI, work on civic engagement and contextual admissions. 

Person Specification

You will have a thorough understanding of and commitment to widening participation, equality, diversity and inclusion and social justice, evidence through your work experience. You will be an experienced and motivational manager and leader, with the ability to work across City and beyond to create a network to support the progress and success of City’s widening participation outreach provision.  You will be creative and collaborative, with a commitment to an evidence-based approach, ongoing evaluation, and continual improvement. 

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022 at 11:59pm.

Interviews are scheduled for 30th and 31st August.

Please contact sarah[email protected].uk for an informal conversation about this role.

To apply and for more information about the post please use the links below.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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