We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as an ACES Project Officer within our Access and Recruitment Team, to deliver specialist sector-leading outreach and guidance work relating to access to the high demand professions named below. This is a fixed-term appointment for 1 year effective from 3rd January until 31st December 2024.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to help increase opportunities available to pupils at schools across Tayside and Fife who would benefit from advice and practical support in order to access degree-level study in these specialist, high-demand areas.
The post is rewarding and demanding in equal measure, requiring the Officer to use initiative to support up to around 500 young people and stakeholders annually through this high-impact, well established project, that has run since 2010. This post specifically focuses on Architecture and Art, Design related programmes.
Your priorities will include:
- Lead and develop the ACES project
- Create, plan, lead, manage and direct delivery of aspirational HE awareness-raising activities in local schools
- Create new working relationships / outreach models and activities to increase overall participation in the projects from target WP schools and groups.
- Continuously co-develop the project through regular and annual feedback
Who we're looking for:
- Experience in Scottish and UK Higher Education sector, together with a sound understanding of widening participation issues
- Experience of supporting and advising school-age applicants particularly those who meet the ACES project criteria
- Experience of logging activity, creating and presenting reports towards impact assessments and operational planning
We are one of the UK's leading universities, internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine, and engineering, amongst many others. Our purpose is to transform lives, locally and globally, which we do as a community of staff (Professional Services and academic Schools), students and alumni. Professional Services directorates are key to delivering the University strategy and driving change across the University.
For further information about this position please contact Calum Fraser at email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th December.
The diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our talented staff and students help to drive the University of Dundee's global success and research innovation. We are proud to hold memberships of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall, and we offer networks for BME, LGBT and disabled staff, a range of disability and counselling services, and flexible, hybrid and family-friendly work policies, ensuring our community enjoy a welcome, supportive and inclusive workplace.