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Outreach Development Manager (Fixed Term - 1 year Maternity Cover)

RVC Access
Location:  Camden, North London
Salary:  £45,794 to £58,601
per annum including London Weighting
Closing Date:   Monday 15 July 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 23 July 2019
Reference:   RVA-0124-19

An opportunity is available for an Outreach Development Manager to cover a maternity leave. The right candidate will continue to deliver the existing sessions offered for young people from Widening Participation backgrounds, whether as part of their school experiences or attending individually during school holidays. 

The post holder will have an excellent track record of inspirational teaching and devising sessions, and there is scope to develop new workshops and programmes; for example as part of our Junior and Teen Vet Club days, as well as our popular public engagement events ‘Night at the Vet College’. In addition, the post holder will be expected to contribute to the sustainability of programmes through identifying sources of funding for public engagement.

Communication with a wide range of stakeholders is vital to the success if this role. The candidate will be responsible for line managing two members of staff, and will be expected to have an informed voice in the long term strategy of the Widening Participation Team through engaging with our Theory of Change, and bringing in knowledge of schools and teaching to inform future directions.

Externally, they will be expected to confidently liaise with pupils, teachers and parents for effective delivery of the Easter and Summer schools, workshops and Teen Vet Club for secondary pupils, and the Junior Vet Club and Homework club for primary pupils. This will involve recruiting, managing and training student ambassadors, and advising about Child Protection including DBS check management.

The Office for Students will be monitoring all universities’ progress towards equality for under-represented groups, and the candidate will be involved in working with targets and data to report on this. Periodically, reviews of public engagement activity will be required for external reporting and government statistics.

This post will suit a creative and energetic individual who values social mobility and is interested in facilitating new opportunities for disadvantaged young people to pursue science careers.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jon Parry, Head of Widening Participation ( ), or Dr Grace Mackintosh, Outreach Development Manager ( )

We offer a generous reward package.

For further information and to apply on-line please visit our website:
Job reference RVA-0124-19

Closing date: 15 July 2019
Interviews will be held on: 23 July 2019

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:     Conditions of Employment   Job Description   Person Specification

The RVC fully embraces modern day living and aims to balance the diverse needs of the business with those of our staff.  We will therefore carefully consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job-share basis where possible.