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Vacancy - Study Higher Driver and Junior Project Assistant

Tuesday 05 February 2019

Duration of Post - Fixed term until July 2019 with a possible extension until July 2021

Salary Range - £18,688 - £20,863

Location - High Wycombe

Person Specifications:-

Fixed term until July 2019 with a possible extension until July 2021 – subject to external funding and approval from Study Higher 

Full time - 37 hours per week 

Bucks New University is part of Study Higher partnership, the Office for Students (OfS) funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon. The partnership is part of a nationwide programme that aims to provide programmes of collaborative outreach in specific, local areas where higher education participation is low overall and lower than would be expected given GCSE (KS4) attainment rates, with the intention of boosting HE participation rates by young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds. 

As part of this project we are currently recruiting for a motivated and proactive Study Higher Driver and Project Assistant. This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of Bucks New University’s collaborative offering with Study Higher, to increase participation in Higher Education (HE) for students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in HE. The post holder will work on multiple collaborative projects, liaising with target students, schools, colleges, teachers, parents and community groups. 

The post holder will also play a key role in supporting the delivery of Bucks New University’s core Study Higher project ‘Simulate Your Future’. The project consists of a series of school visits using transportable, immersive and interactive, simulation technology. This role will be the lead driver and go-to team member for vehicle or technical issues. There will also be a requirement to deliver some presentations and workshops to focus on demystifying higher education and particular careers, however, content will be provided and training offered. 

For further information about this post, please contact Francesca Carey, Head of Student Recruitment via email at 

All applications are to be made online. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CVs or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details. Please ensure the application form is filled out in full. 

Job Ref: 19/21037
Closing Date: Tuesday 12th February 2019 
Interview date: Monday 25th February 2019 

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Bucks New University will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EAA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment. 

Bucks New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.