Vacancies | Aimhigher West Midlands


Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £20,488 to £21,868, with potential progression once in post to £26,603
Full Time/FTC until July 2022
Closing date – 29th July 2021

Role Summary:

This post will form part of the team responsible for delivering the University’s activity for the Office for Students Uni Connect programme, delivered through our Aimhigher Partnership. The purpose of Uni Connect is to deliver a range of activities and interventions in order to increase the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds entering higher education. The post is line managed by the Outreach Officer (Uni Connect). The post holder will work with two different local schools. This might be two days a week in each school, or through online contact, as required; and one day either in the Outreach Office or working from home.

An Aimhigher Plus Progression Ambassador (APA) will combine their knowledge and enthusiasm for higher education, and insight into the student experience, to work directly with selected, disadvantaged students from Year 9-13 across a range of activities, with the aim of positively influencing their future plans regarding higher education. This post will require working proactively with their schools to ensure that a programme of activities is delivered; this will require both considerable skill in developing rapport and building trust with young people who have traditionally resisted engagement with such activities, and effective negotiation with busy school staff, requiring tenacity, tact and sensitivity to the demanding environments in which they will be working.