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Widening Participation Advisor

Registry

Salary:  £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 20 May 2021
Reference:  DOE-REG-2021-03

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are looking to recruit an experienced professional to advise us and lead on the development and implementation of strategies to widen access and participation of students from underrepresented groups in collaboration with stakeholders across the School and aligned to other related work such as student experience. They will also be expected to review existing admissions processes to ensure equity throughout.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience working in widening participation (WP), ideally within a post-graduate environment. They will be understanding of issues in WP agenda and/or the wider role of higher education in social mobility, ideally in the context of public health. The post-holder will also have knowledge of the context and challenges for underrepresented groups in accessing post-graduate study.  Further information can be found in the job description.  

The post is full-time and fixed term for 6 months.  The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 5 in the range £34,854 - £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). We have scope to offer a suitably experienced candidate a salary towards the top of the salary scale, subject to review of their current salary and experience. The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the Head of Registry and Student Systems (Helena.Kopecka@lshtm.ac.uk). 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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