VACANCY: University Liaison Officer

Role: University Liaison Officer


3 days a week.

Usually 8:30 until 4pm but flexibility with hours and working days is essential to meet the needs of the role. The role may require working some evenings/weekends.


£25,000 pro rata

Starting September 2019

1-year contract (potential for renewal subject to funding)

Job Overview:

Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University are looking to recruit a smiley, warm and self-motivated person to join our team. The University Liaison Officer (ULO) will act as a direct link between University of Hull and HEY Children’s University and will work with both organisations to deliver educational experiences to young people in the city.

The ULO will work alongside the Children in Care team to support children between the ages of 11 and 19. They will be responsible for the development and delivery of a new and exciting project, “Step Up, Move On”. “Step Up, Move On” provides children living in Foster Care with the opportunity to learn about higher education and the opportunities available to them once they leave the care system. Between years 7 and 13, children will have the opportunity to visit different university campuses, learn about the different courses available, have a sneak peek at student accommodation and learn about finances and the wide range of support available to them.

The ULO will also be responsible for maintaining and developing the links that HEY Children’s University has with The University of Hull. They will work with the different departments of the university, developing new and exciting learning experiences for primary school groups to take part in. They will also be responsible for recruiting new volunteers on campus and organising fundraising activities with students and academic departments.

Roles and responsibilities

  • To recruit children in Foster Care to engage in the “Step Up, Move On” (SUMO) programme
  • To plan and deliver outreach SUMO learning experiences, alongside of the Schools and College Liaison Service, ensuring that the interests of each young person are taken into consideration
  • To form positive relationships with young people, schools, colleges and universities who are engaging in SUMO.
  • To work alongside the Schools and College Liaison Service in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme in order to sustain future funding
  • To promote the SUMO programme by attending Designated Teacher meetings and fostering events
  • To support the Children in Care Team with the delivery of learning experiences during the busy summer holidays period
  • Planning new and exciting University learning experiences for both the Children in Care and the primary schools that take part in the main HEY Children’s University Programme
  • To recruit student volunteers to support with HEY Children’s University learning experiences
  • To organise fundraising events on campus alongside students and University of Hull staff


  • Experience working in Education sector (Teaching or TA qualification required)
  • Experience leading out of classroom activities
  • A passion for achieving positive outcomes for children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Flexible working hours/days
  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to a car
  • Strong Administration and ICT skills


  • Experience working with secondary school aged children
  • Experience working with children living in the Care system
  • Experience working in the charity sector

CV and covering letter to be sent to:

Closing date for applications:  Monday 1st July 2019 at 4pm. Late applications will not be considered.

Group Interviews: Tuesday 16th July 2019, University of Hull

One to one interviews: Thursday 18th July 2019, HEY Children’s University Office.

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