Job – DANCOP project officer

The University of Derby require an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the DANCOP (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme) team as part of the Office for Students (OfS) funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).

NCOP aims to identify and address issues around progression into Higher Education. In particular, it seeks to undertake outreach activity in specific local areas where HE participation is low overall and lower than expected given GCSE attainment levels.

The Project Officer role is to co-ordinate the effective operational development and delivery of projects and activities that support the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme (DANCOP), as directed by the Lead Project Officer and the senior management team.

You will be experienced in designing educational programmes of activity for young people; ideally focussed around raising aspirations to Higher Education. You will be required to work closely with delivery hub colleagues to ensure targeted provision is relevant and successfully delivered, monitored and evaluated.

The role also requires the Project Officer to liaise with third party providers of activity, and other DANCOP stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have the following skills –

  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • Adaptable and flexible attitude to work
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to interact with a wide range of people.

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. 

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Details and Application

Full time, £27,161 to £28,240 per annum
Location: Kedleston Road, Derby
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31/07/2021
Job reference number: 0579-19

For more information and to apply on-line by 1st October 2019, please click here.