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Higher Education Progression Officer

Elliott Hudson CollegeLeeds

16-19 years. Number on roll: 1075                                            

Required to start ASAP 

Higher Education Progression Officer

C2 (Fixed SCP 17) £24,491

Actual Salary: £17,615.88

Contract: 29.6 Hours over 4 days, Term Time Only +15 days 

Temporary Fixed Term in the first instance until 31 July 2022

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

In Partnership with Go Higher West Yorkshire, we are looking to appoint a Higher Education Progression Officer to support the delivery of The Uni Connect programme, funded by Office for Students (OfS).

The Uni Connect Programme (formally known as the National Collaborative Outreach Programme – NCOP) identifies and addresses issues which prevent young people entering Higher Education and aims to:-   

  • reduce the gap in higher education participation between the most and least represented groups  
  • support young people to make well-informed decisions about their future education  
  • support effective and impactful local collaboration by higher education providers working together with schools, colleges, employers and other partners   
  • contribute to a stronger evidence base around 'what works' in higher education outreach and strengthen evaluation practice in the sector  

Go Higher West Yorkshire work with young people, parents, schools, colleges and communities in areas across West Yorkshire where progression is low overall, and particularly low when GCSE results are taken into account. 

Working with a selected group of students from across Elliott Hudson College you will support their aspirations, applications and transition into Higher Education. You will ensure that all who have the potential to succeed have the opportunity to do so. 

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

You will be based within Elliott Hudson College.

Elliott Hudson College is a 16-19, co-educational college which opened in 2015 and now has a student population of 1075 Year 12 and 13 A-Level students. The college is housed in brand new, state-of-the-art accommodation at The White Rose Office Park, Millshaw Park Lane, Leeds, LS11 0LT.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, driven professional to join an outstanding post 16 college.

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, Elliott Hudson College has a mission to ensure that its students receive an exceptional education.  

We are looking for professionals who want to work in a college that focuses on high expectations, challenge and rigor but aligned closely with personal responsibility and pastoral care. Together these values will instill in young people a self-belief that enables them to access the highest standard of higher educational provision and employment.

Through this approach Elliott Hudson College is becoming a catalyst for social change, transforming opportunities for the young people in the communities it serves. We are determined through the establishment of this college, to ensure that poverty and deprivation should in no way limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise.

Additional information 

Find out more about Go Higher West Yorkshire please visit 

An application pack is available to download direct from our website at by email to  or by telephone to Linda Dunn on 0113 323 9777.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 23 September 2021 (midday)

Applications should be returned to:

Interviews will take place: Thursday 30 September 2021

(Subject to 6 Month Probationary and references)

The GORSE Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

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