HeppSY is a Uni Connect Programme (UCP) funded by the Office for Students. As a UCP, HeppSYs role is to reduce the gap in higher education participation between the most and least represented groups. We help young and adult learners from underrepresented groups to make an informed choice about their options and the full range of routes into and through higher education. Its our role to help unlock potential and we work in schools and colleges with young and adult learners but more usually Year 9 to Year 13.
We strongly believe that higher education should be an option for anyone who aspires to go, and we want to ensure that all students have the knowledge and confidence to progress into higher education regardless of their background, gender or ethnicity.
What better way to do this than to provide students from our regions schools and colleges with relatable role models and real-life examples demonstrating that individuals from all backgrounds can progress and succeed in higher education. You could be an integral part of a team that inspires the next generation to progress into higher education.
We have opportunities available working within either the HeppSY central delivery team or on placement at a sixth form or college centre. You will be part of our dedicated team working on an initiative that makes a real difference, ensuring that significantly more people in the region progress into higher education, and improving the life chances of young people from underrepresented groups.
In this role you will:
- co-ordinate the delivery of activities and events for HeppSY cohorts from either our central team or whilst
in a sixth form or college setting
- promote higher education progression to HeppSY cohorts
- contribute to research, development and the preparation of materials for use by HeppSY
What experience and skills does a Higher Education Engagement Assistant need?
The ability and confidence to engage an audience of young people is essential, alongside excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills; a positive and flexible approach; and the ability to work accurately and independently.
If you are offered this post you will be subject to an enhanced with barred lists check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at Sheffield Hallam University but its relevance to the duties of the post will need to be assessed before the appointment is confirmed.
Do you want to make a difference to young peoples futures?
Have you seen the value of higher education and now want to promote this to school/college students?
Are you interested in gaining experience on an exciting and innovative regional programme?