Friday Featured Vacancy – Graduate Intern – University of Cumbria, Marketing and Recruitment Team

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Widening Participation (WP) Access Graduate Intern (36868) Full Time, Fixed Term

Open to UoC Alumni who have graduated in the last 2 years.

Vacancy Description

1.0fte, Marketing and Recruitment, Lancaster, Fixed Term until 31 August 2017, £15,015


The University is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and skilled graduate to contribute to the development and delivery of a number of initiatives and interventions targeting Widening Participation (WP) students.  You will work alongside other colleagues on the implementation of the University’s new Office for Fair Access (OFFA) Agreement and post 2012 approach to Widening Participation.

The post of WP Access Graduate Intern is located in the Marketing & Recruitment Service, in UK Recruitment. The role-holder will work alongside the WP Access Officers and UK Recruitment Officers in the development and delivery of Access initiatives in schools and colleges within Cumbria and Lancashire; as well as with community groups, in order to raise aspirations and achievement and support progression to Higher Education. The role holder will spend one term in each of the 3 key areas: events, schools & colleges liaison and widening participation projects.

The post offers University of Cumbria graduates an exciting opportunity to gain valuable work experience as members of a team with a strong commitment to supporting prospective students at all stages of the journey to HE study and beyond.  As part of the role, a training and development plan will be offered to the successful candidate and you will also have the opportunity to study a University of Cumbria Post-graduate Certificate qualification with fees waived and study time allowance for the duration of the contract.

Applicants will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a positive and flexible approach to work, good IT skills, and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

You can find the job description here.

Informal enquiries should be directed to: Mike Siddall, Widening Participation Access Manager, via email: or via telephone: 01228 616274.

The closing date for this post is Midnight on Monday 08 August 2016.

Reference: 36868

It is anticipated that interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at Lancaster campus.