Make Happen Project Assistant, Communications and External Relations

Communications and External Relations



  • Posted on: 10th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £22,847 - £26,341 per annum
  • REF: REQ05349
  • Closes: 23rd November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
Make Happen – Communications and External Relations
Make Happen is a Uni Connect Partnership, which 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. Make Happen has been delivering activity since January 2017 and we’re about to embark on phase 3 of the programme.

Duties of the Role

We are seeking an exceptional Make Happen Project Officer to support the development and delivery of a range of outreach projects delivered as part of Make Happen. To develop and deliver a range of outreach activities to students, parents and teachers across Essex in line with Make Happens aims and objectives. The role will also support the delivery and development of the Make Happen Outreach Hub.

Skills and Qualifications required

In order to be successful, you will need experience of arranging 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 school audiences, whilst demonstrating excellent communication and organisational 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 an Enhanced DBS check.

In response to COVID-19 the University of Essex has implemented adjusted working arrangements for many staff, with a significant number working remotely. At the time of a job offer, remote and campus working will be discussed and considered on an individual basis, but you will be expected to deliver in schools and colleges in Essex on a regular basis.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email

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