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Vacancy - Study Higher Project Manager

Tuesday 05 February 2019

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

Salary Range - £33,199 - £37,345 pro rata

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 

Part time – 18.5 hours per week (across at least 3 days per week, exact pattern to be agreed with post-holder) 

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 looking to recruit a highly motivated Project Manager to manage 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 provide direction and co-ordination on the delivery of the University’s National Collaborative Outreach Programme projects from planning phase through to fruition, project launch and delivery. They will engage with all stakeholders to ensure that project objectives are delivered, NCOP targets met or exceeded, and return on investment is demonstrated. 

The successful candidate will need to have project management experience through the full project lifecycle, managing challenges involved in complex projects and resolving complex issues. Experience in making and delivering informative presentations, networking and building relationships with key stakeholders and knowledge of issues facing the UK Higher Education sector is essential. 

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: 19/21039
Closing Date: Tuesday 12th February 2019 
Interview date: Thursday 21st 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.