Widening Participation Officer

Job Title: Widening Participation Officer
Contract Type: Part-time
Location: Bath
Salary: Starting from £26,243, rising to £32,236
Job Published: January 15, 2019 11:43

Job Description

Widening Participation Officer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £26,243, rising to £32,236

Grade 6

Placed on Friday 11 January 2019

Closing date Sunday 10 February 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SJ6436

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Widening Participation Officer in Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Bath has an established tradition of ‘theoretically informed applied psychology’. We have recently completed a significant expansion to a new purpose-built £30-million building, whilst driving forward impactful teaching and research.  The Department was ranked 1st for Psychology in The Guardian University Guide 2018, 2nd in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, and 2nd in the Complete University Guide 2018.  

We have a strong ambition to diversify participation in our programmes. Working with the Director of Engagement in Psychology, Science Outreach Manager (Widening Participation Office), academic staff, and technicians, the postholder will support and develop outreach projects and activities to encourage under-represented groups to apply to Bath. This will include work on a number of University-wide programmes, such as On Track to Bath and the programme of summer residentials for Year 12 students, as well as activities for younger age groups. The postholder will be responsible for coordinating and delivering departmental outreach, while offering expertise in schools to support academic colleagues with planning and administering their events and projects.  

More information about the Department can be found at  Fifteen minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford, the University is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and is part of the Great Western Four group of Universities (with Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). Bath is also a member of the Economic and Social Research Council South West Doctoral Training Centre.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Director of Engagement in Psychology, Dr Janet Bultitude,; +44 (0)1225 385514, or to the Head of Department, Professor Greg Maio, +44 (0)1225 384647.  

Both the Department of Psychology and the University of Bath have a Bronze award from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment.

An appointment to this vacancy will be made subject to Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance being obtained.

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