FIX-831-2023 – LiNCHigher Community Events and Projects Officer (Fixed-Term)

Bishop Grosseteste University

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£22,681 to £25,138
per annum
Closing Date:  
Thursday 14 September 2023
Interview Date:  
Friday 22 September 2023
Reference:  FIX-831-2023

This is a full time, fixed term position until 31st July 2024. Funding permitting the position may be continued.

Based at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), the LiNCHigher Uni Connect Partnership is one of 29 partnerships based in England. LiNCHigher is a consortium of local educational institutions including Bishop Grosseteste University as lead institution, University of Lincoln, Lincoln College, Stamford College, Grantham College, Grimsby Institute, Bishop Burton College (Riseholme Campus), Boston College & Lincolnshire County Council. This collaborative project is part of a wider national initiative funded by the Office for Students (OfS) called Uni Connect. Its objective is to increase aspirations amongst young people, and target cohorts of underrepresented learners around the country, with the overall aim being to meet government objectives of improving access to and through Higher Education.

We are looking to appoint a Community Events and Projects Officer within the LiNCHigher team.  

The successful applicant will work with internal and external teams, consortia partners, strategic partners, school and college stakeholders and Uni Connect partners to develop and implement a range of educational programmes and events.

A key part of the role is building working relationships and networks with Community organisations, partner agencies, schools, colleges, young people and parents to ensure the LiNCHigher programme is demonstrated and promoted across the entire county.

The successful applicant will produce and provide helpful, accurate and expert training materials for team members, student ambassadors and academic staff. They will ensure that the delivery of activities is appropriate and accessible for the range of students involved in projects and activities and adheres to the project’s high standards. Work involves ensuring LiNCHigher events and activities are innovative, ambitious and engaging. You will exercise your creative flair to create exciting and memorable experiences.

The successful candidate will contribute to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on outcomes and impact. This will include collecting and analysing data, keeping accurate up-to-date records and producing written reports to inform decision making and to meet the reporting requirements of our funders. Duties will be undertaken as part of a supportive, friendly and highly committed team of professionals who develop and deliver productive partnerships with educational organisations and community groups throughout Lincolnshire.  

BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:

• 25 days holiday for Grades 1-6

• 35 days holiday for Grades 7+

• Plus 3 additional discretionary days annual leave over the Christmas period

• A Teachers Pension scheme offering up to 23.68% Employer Contribution, and a 10% voluntary contributory pension BG Flex scheme.

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

• 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free online GP services and face to face counselling sessions

• Agile Working Scheme to support employees work-life balance

For informal enquiries regarding this position, please contact John Herbert (LiNCHigher Project Manager) via email at [email protected]  

Further details:

Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

BGU is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment and aspires to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that could potentially prevent people from succeeding.

BGU is a place where diversity is recognised and valued. We want to enable everyone in our community to feel a sense of belonging, contribute, and reach their full potential.

We warmly welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented groups regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identities or expressions from the LGBT communities, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation.

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