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London Outreach Officer

Fixed-term contract (20 months) with possibility of renewal subject to funding

The Role

Gonville & Caius College is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join its growing outreach team. This is a new and exciting opportunity which involves coordinating the College’s widening participation efforts across its seven linked London boroughs (Barnet, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Newham, and Waltham Forest), working with students, schools, colleges, and other organisations working in the educational sector.

You will be based in or near to one of the above boroughs, and will make regular monthly trips to Cambridge, becoming a firm part of the community at Caius and the outreach community at Cambridge as a whole.

You will have opportunities to work with and mentor students in a sustained manner, supporting them from year to year and working with them through school milestones right through to the Cambridge application process.

Experience of teaching at a UK state school or college, or extensive experience in the outreach sector, is essential. Some knowledge of Cambridge and its admissions processes may be desirable but is not essential and can be taught.

You will be proactive and have excellent planning and organisational abilities to develop and run programmes which reflect the College’s aims to attract more applicants from groups with less history of representation at Caius and Cambridge, and to increase the number of applicants to Caius from state schools and colleges in its link areas. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, working confidently with children across a range of age groups, members of teaching and HE support staff, parents and communities, strategic partners within educational organisations, and students and academic staff at Caius and across the University.

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. The salary will be £32,000 per annum plus a London weighting of 15% (£36,800 in total). An annual London Travelcard across relevant zones will be provided as a benefit, and travel between London and Cambridge will also be covered. Additional benefits include membership of the USS.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within the College at this level.

To view the full job description and person specification, please click here.

The College

Gonville and Caius College is one of the largest colleges in the University of Cambridge. It is an educational charity and its mission is to provide a place of education, religion, learning and research, in conjunction with the University that is recognised internationally as being of the highest standard.

The College is an academic community comprising some 600 undergraduate students, 250 graduate students, and 110 Fellows (lecturers, professors and other senior academic researchers and teachers) and almost 200 staff. It plays a significant role throughout the University. Our students come from all over the world and our undergraduates study all the subjects offered in the University. Our postgraduates play a vital role in the research activities of the wider University. Our Fellows have globally renowned research expertise ranging from Ancient History to Cosmology and are all recognised as leaders in their fields. The students who graduate from the college form an alumni group of approximately 11,000 individuals. They have achieved recognition in many walks of life and are resident in all continents. More information and virtual tours are available on

Equality of Opportunity

Entry into a position with the College will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of the post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

During the applications process candidates are requested to complete the Equality & Diversity section as part of our Equal Opportunities Policy and monitoring process. The contents of this form will not be disclosed to the selection or interview panels.

The Applications Process

The applications process is online and should include an up-to-date CV and covering letter.

To register and apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm BST on 20 July 2021, long list interviews will be held virtually on 28 July, with short listed candidates invited to the college for final interview 2 - 4 August.

If you have any questions in relation to an application or you require any adjustments during the applications process, please contact or call 01223 332395.