Schools Liaison Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Schools Liaison Officer at Trinity College Cambridge. The post is fixed-term for three years and is available from 1 July 2018.

The Officer is responsible for developing the College’s programme of engagement with schools and colleges across the UK, and communicating this programme both to the wider public and to members of the College. The post-holder will report to the Director of Admissions in order to develop, implement and oversee an exciting outreach programme to attract the widest possible field of student applications, particularly from under-represented groups. This will involve working with and arranging events for school students of various ages, school teachers and the parents of school-age children. It may also involve assisting with some administrative and clerical tasks within the Admissions Office, and other widening participation activities as required.

A primary responsibility of this Officer’s post is to arrange and host visits to the College from schools and colleges from around the UK. The hosting role involves coordinating and training volunteers from among our current students. The Officer will also be responsible for managing and updating the Widening Participation area of the website and admissions-related databases. The role involves the monitoring and evaluation of existing programmes, including through the use of the Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) for which training will be supplied. There will also be regular travel to schools and colleges across the UK, although the primary responsibility for this lies with the College’s other schools liaison officer. Our two schools liaison officers are expected to liaise closely with each other as well as with the Access Officer of the Trinity College Students’ Union (TCSU).

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised individual who is educated to degree level, or equivalent. A measure of flexibility is encouraged, as our events sometimes occur at evenings and over weekends and may occasionally involve overnight stays. It is essential that the successful candidate has excellent interpersonal and presentational skills as they must be able to build good working relationships and communicate with tact and discretion with a wide variety of groups and individuals, and often to audiences. The successful candidate must have up-to-date IT skills as well as accurate verbal and numerical abilities. Knowledge of University admissions would be desirable.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Salary: £22,928 per annum plus additional benefits

Applicants should submit a completed application form and equal opportunities form to jobvacancies@trin.cam.ac.uk

Further details of the role can be accessed here:  job description and employment details

For any queries relating to the application process, please contact admissions@trin.cam.ac.uk

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 9 May 2018.