Aspire to HE: Outreach Hub -Partnership and Strategy Manager
Temporary post until 31st July 2021
The Aspire to HE partnership is one of 29 consortia nationwide formed as part of the Office for Students (OfS) funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). Aspire to HE’s work is integral to the University of Wolverhampton’s strategy for delivering Access and Outreach activities and support the ambitious, informed decision making about higher education of young people in local schools and colleges. The aim of the programme is to inform and motivate targeted Year 9 to 13 students about the many and varied opportunities that are available to them in higher education and to provide support and motivational experiences at different stages of their educational journey. Aspire to HE provides Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and engaging events and activities for young people in schools/colleges and in higher education environments through sustained programmes of support for students.
NCOP is a four year externally funded programme which began in January 2017 with funding extended for Phase 2 of the programme from August 2019 - July 2021. There is potential for the funding for NCOP to be continued beyond 2021, subject to OfS approval.
As part of Phase 2 of NCOP, consortia are required by the OfS to establish Outreach Hubs, representing a broader approach to NCOP from August 2019- July 2021. You will play a crucial role in developing Aspire to HE’s Outreach Hub strategy and relationships with key partners. All Outreach Hubs must:
- help teachers and advisors find out about the outreach activity which is available across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Telford and Wrekin.
- pro-actively support schools and colleges in areas of low participation to access higher education outreach.
- provide a platform for other local collaborative activity through engaging strategically with local authorities, local enterprise partnerships, employers and others.
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.