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STEMM Outreach Officer

Home Student Recruitment - Widening Access & Participation

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Thursday 07 July 2022
Reference:  0243-22
Further details:    Job Description    

We have an exciting opportunity for a STEMM Officer to join our team in this newly created role. You will plan, coordinate, deliver and develop STEMM related outreach and recruitment activities to inspire and enthuse young people and demonstrate the possibilities of STEMM subjects and careers. This will include outreach activities linked to space education as a partner of the Aldrin Family Foundation.

You will have a high standard of communication, presentation, influencing and interpersonal skills. You will have excellent IT skills as well as outstanding organisational, time management and problem-solving skills. You will be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, and have experience of working to strict deadlines.

You will work with regional and national schools, as well as other international and external stakeholders, to bring the excitement of STEMM education to primary and secondary pupils. You will be enthusiastic, motivated and flexible and have experience of delivering positive outcomes through collaborative working and partnerships. If you have knowledge of STEMM subjects, demonstrable experience of project coordination and can develop and deliver high quality outreach activities and evidence impact, we’d love to hear from you.

This role is based in the Widening Access and Participation Team, part of Home Student Recruitment, a fast-paced, innovative and supportive service. The team is responsible for delivering a wide range of outreach interventions and activities to partner schools to ensure university is accessible to all, regardless of background or any other circumstances. We work with a wide range of prospective students, including those from groups currently under-represented in higher education.

Additional information:

The ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, is a key feature of this role.

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance is required in order to carry out the role.

A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is required.

For any informal enquiries about this role, please contact Wendy Price, Head of Widening Access and Participation by email;

Interviews will be held on 21 & 22 July,

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The University of Sunderland has been awarded the Time/ Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion for 2021, follow the link below to see why!

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.

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