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Widening Participation Advisor


Salary:  £35,377 to £40,611 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 21 September 2021
Reference:  DOE-REG-2021-03-R2

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a leading postgraduate institution worldwide for research and postgraduate education in 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. 

Founded in 1899, the School has expanded in recent years at its two main sites on Keppel Street and Tavistock Place. Our staff, students and alumni work in more than 150 countries in government, academia, international agencies and health services. The School’s multidisciplinary expertise includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, social scientists, molecular biologists and immunologists, and we work with partners worldwide to support the development of teaching and research capacity. 

Our education provision has expanded to more than 1,000 Master's and Research students, 3,000 studying postgraduate courses by distance learning, and 1,000 each year on short courses and continuous professional development. 

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 an extensive experience working in WP, ideally within post-graduate environment and with a track record of developing fair admissions practice by working with academic admissions tutors. 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. With knowledge of the context and challenges for underrepresented groups in accessing and realising their potential in post-graduate study. 

The post is available as either full-time, Fixed-Term (6-8 months) or Part-time 0.5FTE, Fixed-Term (12-14 months). The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 5  in the range £35,377 - £40,611 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). 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 online via our website at Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the Head of Admissions ( 

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 giving one or two brief examples of how each criterion is met. 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 “Yes” or "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. Previous applicants need not apply.

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.



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