Jobs at Leeds Arts University

Widening Participation Coordinator




Full time (37 hours)



Closing date

Sunday 12 May 2024 at 11:59pm

Leeds Arts University is the only specialist arts university in the North of England. We have contributed significantly to the development of arts education for over 170 years, and have developed a national and international reputation based on the achievements of our students and staff.

A vacancy has arisen for the role of Widening Participation Coordinator. This is an exciting role which will involve designing, coordinating, delivery and evaluation of activities to encourage participation from all who would benefit from studying the creative arts at University. You will be required to deliver activity alongside managing a team. This role will include evening, weekend and non-term-time working.

Applicants should hold a degree or equivalent qualification in the creative arts; possess strong communication, administrative and organisational skills; the ability and willingness to engage with schools, college and community audiences; as well as understanding of matters related to progression into higher education and equality, diversity and inclusion.

A full list of the essential criteria that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate can be found in the job description.

Please note we do not require assistance from recruitment agencies for this position.

Interviews will be held in person on Thursday 23 May 2024.

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the Application form and Equality and Diversity form below. Please also see our Application Guidance for more information.
Please note CVs will not be accepted for this position.
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Application Pack

Leeds Arts University is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all learners and expect our staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be made on merit, and as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. In recognition of our commitment to create a diverse team that draws from our widest talent pool, we would particularly encourage applications from groups who are currently under-represented at this level, which in this case is our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants.

We are committed to offering a flexible approach to staff with regards to their work, for which we operate home working principles to facilitate a hybrid mode of site/remote working. The primary location for work is the University campus in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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