Access and Engagement Administrator

  • Job Reference: 21000831
  • Date Posted: 7 October 2021
  • Employer: Durham University
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  • Location: Durham, County Durham
  • Salary: £20,092 to £22,254
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: 8 Months

Job Description

The Department and role purpose:

A maternity cover post has become available within the Engagement side of the Access and Engagement Office.

Access and Engagement is part of the Academic Office. The Academic Office provides a professional administrative support service to staff, students and potential students of Durham University.

The Academic Registrar is the head of the department and is responsible to the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) for its management. The following services fall under the remit of the Academic Office:

  • Access and Engagement
  • Curriculum, Learning and Assessment
  • Recruitment and Admissions
  • Student Immigration and Funding
  • Student Registry

All of the services are based at either the Palatine Centre or Mountjoy Centre in Durham City.

Access and Engagement supports the Higher Education choices of young people who are traditionally underrepresented at university and encourages anyone with academic ability to consider applying to Durham, regardless of background. The service is based within the Academic Office, which is part of the University's Education Division.

The Access and Engagement Administrator will perform a range of clerical duties to provide essential support to the access and participation activities performed by the team. The post holder will be responsible for supporting Access and Engagement Managers in delivering widening participation strategies and fulfilling the requirements of the University's Access and Participation Plan.

The role holder will specialise in one of the following areas:


Access includes projects to support admissions pathways to the University. This includes projects such as Supported Progression and the Sutton Trust Summer School Programme.


This area involves working with schools and colleges to support recruitment of students from under-represented backgrounds.