Job Opportunities

Access to University Coordinator

Hours: 3 days per week
Salary: £16,200 (£27,000 full-time equivalent) + up to 7% contributory pension.
Contract: 1 year initial contract

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Higher Education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit”. In this exciting role you will help make this a reality for people forced to flee war and persecution.

In the UK people seeking asylum are locked out of university. They are treated as international students and asked to pay international fees, yet do not have access to student finance and are not allowed to work. In addition, many refugees and asylum seekers find the UK university system difficult to navigate and struggle to get the help they need to do so.

STAR has been campaigning for equal access to university for the past 10 years and is part of a successful and growing movement of organisations and activists. Thanks to this work there are now 75 universities offering scholarships and the guidance and support available for people seeking asylum and refugees has been hugely improved. In this role you will lead on STAR’s exciting access to university work including:

1. Working with Higher Education Institutions to support them to develop scholarships and access programmes
2. Empowering and supporting lived experience activists, students and staff to campaign for scholarships and raise awareness of the issue.
3. Raising awareness and advertising scholarship places and access programmes to potential applicants through outreach work
4. Working with NGOs and partners to deliver policy change on access to HE for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and to promote the UK work internationally

To apply:

Please download the application pack below, complete and return to [email][/email]:

AUC job description and person specification

AUC application form

Equality and diversity monitoring form

Deadline for applications is 10am Monday 6th July
Interviews will be held online on 16th July