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Role: NCOP Outreach Officer

Fixed Term until end July 2021


37 hours per week 


Bradford College is a dynamic College in the heart of West Yorkshire, offering further education and higher education to its diverse learners. The College has a strong commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience through a broad and inspiring curriculum


Bradford College has an exciting new opportunity for an Outreach Officer. This fixed term funded post will be responsible for championing and ensuring the success of the Office for Students (OfS) funded Go Higher West Yorkshire National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) project in University Centre Bradford College. The National Collaborative Outreach Programme aims to reduce the gap between the most and least represented groups in terms of progression to Higher Education.


The successful candidate


We are seeking to appoint an experienced and confident person who can bring knowledge and experience of working with key influencers and in communities and of higher education, to develop innovative and effective activity to help meet project targets. 


The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of outreach work. This involves schools liaison, event and project management. You will be knowledgeable about widening participation and groups under represented inhigher education.


Degree qualified you will have a track record of successfully completing a similar role in an educational environment. 


You will help ensure the effective involvement of key stakeholders in the project and work within the wider team to set, progress and meet Programme targets and objectives. You will be highly motivated, able to work on your own initiative and solution oriented. You will be capable of managing a high workload and be able to prioritise and delegate effectively in order to ensure all deadlines are met.


This post requires a proactive and self-motivated individual, who can operate in a flexible manner.


As NCOP Outreach Officer you will:

Deliver the objectives of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) by:

· Being the principal contact and champion for the project within your institution, engaging academic and other staff in Go Higher West Yorkshire NCOP activities and fully supporting the Partner Agreement.

· Arranging, delivering and project managing one-off events, presentations, workshops or longer schemes of activity, to support engagement and progression of participants. These may take place at your institution, at a partner institution, school/college, employer or community location. This will include both direct delivery and making necessary arrangements for delivery by others (for example academics or student ambassadors).

· Maintaining and updating management information and data as required for your institution for Go Higher West Yorkshire and Office for Students evaluation and review.

· Developing and monitoring appropriate activity to ensure satisfactory progression of the project against agreed targets including preparing action plans and progress reports as required.

· Maintaining excellent contact with Go Higher West Yorkshire project staff (based in the GHWY central team, at partner institutions or school/colleges) and other partners (e.g. LEP, community organisations, employers) to progress collaboratively delivered activity, including providing reports and updates as required.

· Representing your institution and/or Go Higher West Yorkshire NCOP as appropriate at internal and external meetings and events.

· Monitoring project expenditure and other resources allocated to your institution working alongside the manager accountable for the funding.

· Effectively communicate with all stakeholders, Go Higher West Yorkshire staff and other delivery partners to ensure the success of the project and support the participants into Higher Education.

· Ensuring appropriate Health and Safety and safeguarding procedures are followed at all times.

· The list above is by no means comprehensive and is designed to give you an idea of the wide ranging tasks you may be asked to undertake.

If you think you meet the above criteria and are interested in finding out more, then please apply now to be considered for the position.


We are offering attractive benefits packages including a lucrative pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, training & development opportunities and numerous money saving options with local organisations.


Closing date: 19th November 2019.