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Higher Education Parent/Carer Champion

Salary range: 
£27,025 - £29,515 pa, pro rata

Required fixed term for 12 months, part time (33.3 hpw/0.9 fte)

Are you passionate about widening participation and have the skills and/or experience to make a difference to the lives of young people through building a network of parent ambassadors? 

The University of Suffolk is starting an exciting new project and is seeking to recruit someone to take it forward. This is an opportunity for the successful post holder to use their skills and creativity to develop a network of Parent and Carer Ambassadors. The Ambassadors will work with other parents and carers across Suffolk in order to encourage underrepresented groups and young people in the region to progress to higher education (HE). The Higher Education Parent/Carer Champion will be responsible for recruiting and training the parent ambassadors, as well as developing opportunities within the community to promote HE. The post holder will be excellent at relationship management, experienced in developing projects and working independently.  

The post is jointly funded by the Ipswich Opportunity Area and The Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO).  

For further information about the role, please contact Robyn Van Ryssen, Student Recruitment & Outreach Manager on 

Interview date: Friday 7th June 2019

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 17:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

EITHER return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title in the email subject heading
OR by post to:

The Human Resource Team
University of Suffolk
Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay
Ipswich IP4 1QJ

After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

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