Student Recruitment and Access Officer Sponsorship Available

April 10, 2024
£34.0 - £43.9 / year

Job Description




Are you aware and passionate about higher education and the benefits it may provide? Do you wish to inspire young people to realise their full potential? Join the University of Reading’s UK Recruitment and Outreach team to support prospective students and candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups in higher education.

In this role, you will have three key areas of activity: As part of our larger school information advice and guidance programme, you will be in charge of delivering strategic, regionally based outreach, recruitment, and conversion (post-application) activity in Berkshire, with a focus on identifying, targeting, and working with prospective students and applicants from underrepresented groups.

Second, you will be in charge of project-based activities to help Year 13 pupils transition (Access Reading). These initiatives include building and monitoring online transition and study skills materials, as well as hosting an in-person event for students with relevant offers.

Third, collaborating with the Henley Business School to assist their widening participation and undergraduate recruitment goals by conducting subject-specific activities such as presentations in schools/colleges, subject-specific tours to campus, and taster days.

The function entails working autonomously, strategically, and aggressively; managing projects and resources; and planning, developing, and delivering activities and events. You will also be personally representing the University to prospective students, parents, and teachers, as well as developing and maintaining strong internal and external stakeholder networks, notably with schools and colleges.

Your initiatives will directly increase applications and acceptances to the University of Reading from this area, notably from underrepresented groups.

You’ll have:

  • A first-degree or equivalent
  • Experience working in a post-16 setting in a UK student recruiting or outreach job, or something comparable
  • Understanding the broadening participation agenda in a higher education setting
  • Ability to work independently and meet targets with minimal supervision.
  • Experience organising events
  • Experience working with external stakeholders and creating partnerships.

The post will be situated in Reading, but there may be some travel to UCAS or third-party events.


Informal contact details

Contact Role:

Student Recruitment & Access Manager

Contact Name:

Amy Fairbrother

Contact email:

Closing date: May 8, 2024

Interviews will be place on May 23, 2024.

Sponsorship may be available under the Skilled Worker Route based on the applicable SOC code for this role. Applicants for the SWR must meet the points criteria before applying. For further information, visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

The University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce, endorses the Athena SWAN Charter for Gender Equality and the Race Equality Charter, and promotes LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-sharing, part-time, and flexible working arrangements are encouraged and will be considered based on business needs.