Band 8 (17-22) - 18.5 hours per week - Term time only plus 2.5 days  (fixed term until July 2023)

Are you passionate about making a difference and helping young people benefit from Higher Education (HE) Can you act as a positive role model and share your experiences? 

Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY), a partnership of 13 Higher Education Providers in West Yorkshire, is looking to appoint a Go Higher Progression Officer to support the delivery of our Uni Connect programme, funded by Office for Students.

Uni Connect identifies and addresses issues which prevent learners entering Higher Education. We work with learners living in areas where progression to Higher Education is low overall, and particularly low when GCSE attainment is taken into account.

Working with a selected group of Key Stage 4 and/or Key Stage 5 students you will support their aspirations, applications and transition into Further and Higher Education. You will ensure that all who have the potential to succeed, have the opportunity to do so. 

You will be responsible for the development of a sustained and progressive programme of activity for your target learners, ensuring the effective involvement of parents/carers, school staff and others in the project. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the programme, liaising with staff to arrange events and activities which respond to the needs of your target group. This will include working closely with the Senior Leadership Team, teaching staff, careers staff, the wider GHWY Uni Connect team and external providers of activity. 

You will be required to work on a flexible basis, which will include some evening, weekend and school holiday work.

Closing date:   9.00am on Thursday 30 June 2022
Interviews:   Friday 8 July 2022
Required for: asap

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required

This role is customer facing and therefore in line with the Immigration Act 2016; all applicants must be able to demonstrate fluency of the English Language to the level defined in the job description.