Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer

Northern College
Barnsley [South Yorkshire]
£21,978 - £24,265 Per Year
21 Jun 2022 15:50
05 Jul 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
PR / Marketing / Communications
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer


Are you passionate about improving adult skills? 


Enjoy education?  Passionate about making a difference? Then come join our friendly team. We want to work with you to take your skills and experience to the next level. 


We are seeking Outreach and Student Recruitment Officers who can develop and support student recruitment through community and stakeholder engagement, internal and external events and partner referral routes. 


About Northern College 


Northern College, the only adult residential college in the North, supports anyone aged 19 or over who wants to return to learning to gain a new skill, get a new job, progress in their current role or even make a complete career change. 


Our mission is to inspire positive change through adult education, and working closely with our community, voluntary and employer partners we provide outstanding teaching and learning on our campus based in the grade 1 listed Wentworth Castle and surrounded by 500 acres of National Trust gardens and parkland.  Find out more at www.northern.ac.uk  


We have recently modernised our brand, launched a new website and new course offer for adults. We are also expanding our partnership and employee engagement programme. 


We have exciting vacancies that will be at the heart of delivering our aims.  If you are passionate about enabling adults to achieve the skills they need to reach their potential, and you meet the requirements below, then we look forward to receiving your application. 


Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer 

Salary: £21,978 - £24,265 per annum 

Post 1 - Full time: 36 Hours per week, 52 weeks per year  

Post 2 - Part time: 18 Hours per week, 52 weeks per year 

Location: Wentworth Castle, Barnsley, South Yorkshire  


Key duties: 

  • Develop and deliver an Outreach / Student Recruitment plan which allows the College to achieve and maximise its funding allocations and opportunities.  

  • Monitor feedback and outcomes from the Outreach / Student Recruitment plan, gathering feedback and making recommendations using lessons learned.  

  • Maintain a detailed understanding of the College’s curriculum and recruitment priorities acting as an ambassador for the College promoting the college offer at every opportunity.  

  • Work with the Marketing & Recruitment Manager to co-ordinate and provide representation at external recruitment events, career fairs and meetings.  


To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • A relevant Level 4 qualification or relevant equivalent experience  

  • A minimum of Level 2 English and maths (i.e. GCSE Grade 4/C or above) or an equivalent qualification. 

  • Proven experience of forming, developing and sustaining effective partnerships with community organisations and Statutory organisations.  


What we can offer you: 

  • Access to the SYPA pension scheme with generous employer contributions 

  • Up to 38 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays) plus college closure between Christmas and New Year 

  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including access to Occupational Health services and EAP 

  • Career development and progression opportunities and access to support for professional development 

  • Flexible working opportunities 

  • Free on-site parking 

  • Free access to 500 acres of surrounding National Trust gardens and parkland 


How to apply 

To find out more information about the college, view the job description and person specification and to download an application form please visit the jobs page at www.northern.ac.uk/jobs. Please complete the application form fully including supporting information.   For any queries about these vacancies please contact the HR team on 01226 776000 or by email at [email protected]


Application forms must be submitted by: 5 July 2022 

Interviews will be held on: W/C 11 July 2022 


Northern College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment.  We strive to be an equal opportunities employer and actively welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Northern College promotes the welfare of all students and is fully committed to safeguarding and to fulfilling its obligations under the Prevent duty.  The college expects all staff to share these commitments.  Please note that all applicants will be subject to a DBS check. Evidence of qualifications will be required at interview. 


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