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About the role

The Higher Education Outreach Network (HEON) is looking to appoint a Graduate Outreach Assistant on a 1-year contract starting in August 2024.

As HEON Graduate Outreach Assistant, you will work with integrity to do the right thing, individually and collectively by designing and delivering interactive workshops and taster sessions for pre and post 16 school/college students. You will contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of the programme. You will also support the team with residential and large-scale events, conferences and collaborative initiatives for school/college students, teachers and advisers; support the development of relationships and activity with external organisations who work with under-represented groups; Support the team with certain administrative tasks; and create social media content and maintain up keep of the HEON website.

About HEON

HEON is a partnership of local organisations including universities and colleges working in Surrey and North East Hampshire. Through both a programme of targeted and strategic outreach, we aim to support young people to make informed decisions about their future education, support the raising of attainment in local schools and increase the rates of young people from local areas accessing higher education. HEON is funded and supported by the Office for Students (OfS) as part of the Uni Connect Programme.

How the role can benefit you

In addition to the valuable experience you’ll gain working for a busy team in a world-leading institution, you will have access to internal development opportunities, devised and delivered by Learning and Development in collaboration which includes:

  • Access to all internal staff development workshops and career development services
  • Access to learning pathways on Surrey Learn & Linkedin Learning

About your application

We are looking to receive applications from final year undergraduate students from all backgrounds and nationalities from any HEON Partner Institution. Your application/CV should demonstrate competent IT skills and technical capability, with familiarity of Microsoft Office, Teams, use of databases. A high level of numeracy and literacy, attention to detail, accuracy and the ability to prioritise tasks is a key requirement. We are also looking for you to evidence your ability to convey facts and information to colleagues, stakeholders and clients, both verbally and in writing.

Please apply with your CV and cover letter on the university website. Further information can be found in the attached job description, and if you have any questions, please contact Nathan Simpson, Senior HEON Officer – n.simpson@surrey.ac.uk.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.