‘Aspire to HE’ Operations Manager
This post is temporary to 31 December 2018
An opportunity has arisen for a full time fixed term appointment in the Office of the Dean of Students working on the new Aspire to HE National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) in the Access and Outreach team.
You will take responsibility for managing the budget for the Aspire to HE programme, including: the allocation of funding to partners; monitoring expenditure against targets and milestones; ensuring Consortium compliance with HEFCE guidance. You will be responsible for effective evaluation of key activity strands in accordance with the overall Aspire to HE evaluation strategy and ensuring that all activity is appropriately targeted. You will lead and manage a team of staff in support of the Director of Aspire to HE to ensure that all programme strands of activity are co-ordinated, monitored, evaluated and operate within prescribed budget parameters. You will ensure that a high quality, efficient and effective range of administrative support services is provided. You will work closely with the Director in the formulation of operational plans across the Aspire to HE Programme ensuring delivery against targets. You will work under the overall direction of the Director of Aspire to HE.
This is a new and exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the work of the new Aspire to HE consortium that is part of the HEFCE-funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). NCOP aims to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education by 2020. Inspiring pupils and addressing any unfounded pre-conceptions that higher education is ‘not for them’ is crucial to this programme.
Aspire to HE is a fixed term collaborative partnership funded until December 2018 in the first instance with the possibility of continuing to December 2020. It comprises the University of Wolverhampton working collaboratively with Black Country and Telford and Wrekin colleges of further education.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Secondment applications would be welcome.
Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to Daniel Howells, Director of Aspire to HE, by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
If you wish to apply for this post on the basis of an internal secondment, please read the guidelines available on the HR website.