Head of Student Engagement and Achievement Ref: 4368

School/department: Student Experience
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 4368 
Salary: Starting at £51,034 to £59,135per annum (pro rata if part time)
Placed on: 11 November 2020
Closing date: 03 December 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 10 December 2020
Expected start date: As soon as possible.


Job description 

To help support the delivery of the University’s strategic framework, in particular with leading the implementation of the University’s strategy for the on-course success and progress strands (of our Access, Success and Progress programme as set out in our OfS approved Access and Participation Plan) and associated operational plans. 

The post-holder will be responsible for the delivery of agreed objectives against the University’s OfS Access Agreement commitments overseeing the development of a number of major work strands including: 

The review of our existing on-course support and progress work, including benchmarking against key competitors; oversight of work in this area to support delivery of the University’s Access and Participation Plan objectives; support for major Student Experience projects such as the development of the Connector Programme (co-creation) delivery of a student award and working with colleagues to support retention, progression and attainment of underrepresented groups across the University.   

An exciting and varied leadership role we are seeking an innovative, driven and passionate individual who can see, develop and deliver a vision through to completion.  A multi-tasker who is able to work on multiple projects simultaneously whilst supporting a very talented team.  

Key Working relationships: Students from across the University, Connectors in co-creation roles, Director for the Student Experience Development,  Pro-Vice Chancellor, Education and Students, Head of UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation, Heads of School, Directors for the Student Experience (school based) Professional Services staff and the Access, Success and Progress Group. 

Please contact Wendy Tozer at w.j.tozer@sussex.ac.uk and she can arrange an informal conversation with the Associate Director.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 4368 [PDF 121.45KB]


How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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