University of Essex
graduate job
Expires8 days

Make Happen Outreach Assistant

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Make Happen is a collaboration between a group of Higher Education (HE) Institutions, Further Education (FE) Institutions, schools, Local Authorities and charities with a single purpose - to raise aspirations and widen participation in higher education throughout Essex.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team with a commitment to really make a difference. We are looking for two Make Happen Outreach Assistants (x1 for Harlow College and x1 South Essex College) to act as the main point of contact for identified target students within the college, providing support to enable them to engage in initiatives offered by Make Happen. You will assist with building and maintaining links with staff across the college.

What we are looking for

In order to be successful, you will need experience in working on education projects, activities or events, and experience of working with diverse groups of young people. You will have experience of public speaking, preferably to a range of schools/colleges audiences, whilst demonstrating excellent communication skills. It is important that you have a flexible and adaptable approach to working, as well as having the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Due to the requirements of the post, you will have the willingness to travel within the county of Essex and to work outside normal office hours when required. This appointment is subject to a criminal record check, known as a Disclosure.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Applications should be made via the website, please click Apply and you will be directed to the application form.

If you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email

Please indicate as part of your application, your preferred location, South Essex College or Harlow College. If you would like to be considered for either location, please state this.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 26 September 2021

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Closing date:  26 September 2021

Expires8 days

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