SUN Progression Mentor, Portsmouth

Highbury CollegePortsmouth
Date posted:
Start date: December 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,000 - £27,000
Contract term: Fixed Term

 The Southern Universities Network (SUN) comprises a number of higher education providers, further education colleges, schools, and other organisations in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It is part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) initiative. Funded by the Office for Students, NCOP aims to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Higher Education by 2020.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to join the programme. You will be based at Highbury College and working under the overall direction of the Careers and Progress Co-ordinator, with regular liaison with SUN Further Education Project Leaders within the SUN Central team at the University of Southampton. 

You will be responsible for leading and developing the college’s engagement in the NCOP. The post-holder will act as the point of contact for targeted students, working with them on a 1-2-1/small-group basis, to enable them to realise their aspirations, supporting their social and academic progress through to level 4 study, and encourage students to engage in local and national education and employment initiatives.

The post-holder will work with staff within Highbury College to raise the profile of SUN and NCOP and will work with colleagues to submit funding bids to develop their own SUN-funded, NCOP-focused projects. You will work closely with Highbury College staff to support the development and implementation of a project programme that supports the overall aims of the NCOP.

This will also require the post-holder to draw together resources from individual partners, training providers, third sector organisations, LEPs and employers to create subject/industry-specific opportunities spanning education and employment.

For further information on this role, please download the Job Description. 

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity - The deadline for this vacancy is 16 November 2018.

Please note: If you require any additional support with the completion of your application please contact the HR department on 02392 328910 or hr@highbury.ac.uk 

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