Head of Outreach

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Education and Training
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Higher Education

Head of Outreach

Location: Greenwich

Salary: £56,671

Duration: Beginning of September

Working pattern: 2 days on campus (flexible for 3 as when required) and two days at home

Contract type: One-year Fixed Term Contract - permanent

Adecco is currently recruiting for a Head of Outreach to join a prestigious university based in Greenwich.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Lead on the development, execution, and evaluation of the of the universities schools, colleges, and community outreach strategy, and the pathways and partnerships plan to achieve outstanding results from existing/new channels and pathways development.

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the pre-entry outreach aspects of the Access and Participation Plan.

  • To ensure that projects, interventions, systems, processes, and communications are optimised, tailored to groups/individual audiences, and aligned to providing an effective outreach service to achieve targets.

  • To monitor internal and external developments relating to the pre-entry educational landscape, innovation and technological advances in outreach education, and legislative policy changes to lead on opportunities and proactive responses to these changes.

  • Oversee the delivery and development of a high-quality and innovative physical and digital outreach programme to maximise attainment, enrolments, and successful transition.

  • Manage the education support budget, including monitoring the impact of activities.

  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders in Faculties and Directorates to oversee and coordinate subject specialist outreach activity and pathways development that is applicant focused, inclusive, and supports recruitment and APP targets.

  • To maintain a strong knowledge and professional level of expertise of the University portfolio and to be fully conversant with pre-entry safeguarding, and procedures to ensure compliance with external and university policies.t

  • Overall responsibility for the effective performance and team management of Education Support.

  • To assist more widely in the development of appropriate Directorate and University strategies to improve recruitment and support the University's objectives.

  • Represent the Directorate on various working groups, committees and programme boards as and when required.

  • Support wider university projects including Open Days, Confirmation, Clearing and Welcome.


  • Act as a leader and demonstrate the University's shared values (Inclusive, Collaborative, Impactful) every day.

  • Must have effective communication skills both verbal and written to ensure that effective partnerships are forged and maintained using appropriate communication which is understood by all parties.

  • Must be a senior ambassador for the University Brand.

  • Must be competent and comfortable when explaining to customers/stakeholders why a particular approach has been used which is evidence based and easily understood.

  • Set team objectives against functional area and monitor progress

Managing Self:

  • Actively seek awareness of own world view, positive attitudes towards cultural differences, and knowledge of different cultural practices to inform cross-cultural working, communication and problem solving.

  • Maintain a professional approach at all times through the application of effective leadership and management skills.

  • Manage work effectively and deliver under pressure.

  • Working with other staff effectively to maximise their performance.

  • Lead regular and timely team meetings to ensure that the team delivers against strategic objectives set by the Director of Communications and Recruitment.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please upload your most up to date CV. We will contact all short-listed candidates.

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