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DANCOP Aim Higher Project Officer

Derby, Derbyshire
Derby College
Part Time
£24,000 per annum, pro rata
19th October 2020
Start Date
As soon as possible
3rd November 2020 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Fixed term contract
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  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
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  • Job ID: 1118639

Derby College is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the DANCOP (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme) team working 22.2 hours per week.

DANCOP aims to identify and address issues around progression into Higher Education. In particular, it seeks to undertake outreach activity in specific local area where HE participation is low overall.

The successful candidate will be experienced in developing and delivering activities for young people, ideally focussed around raising aspirations to Higher education. You will be required to work closely with school staff to ensure targeted provision is relevant, and successfully delivered, monitored and evaluated.

The successful candidates will have the following:

Excellent Communication skills and an ability to interact effectively with young people and school staff professionals.

Knowledge of higher education progression routes and the UCAS application process.

Networking skills, ideally with knowledge of local education provision.

An understanding of the barriers to progression that young people for a wide range of backgrounds may face.

Safeguarding Statement:

Derby College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.