Widening Participation Officer (Stamford College)

Job Overview

UCP is part of IEG group. Higher Education provision operates at Stamford and Peterborough. This role supports widening participation activity in collaboration with a number of partners.

The role will provide administrative/ project support to a HE Engagement Officer based at Peterborough in the day-to-day running of the widening participation project within the colleges.  This aims to increase the progression to HE among students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and under-represented groups.  They will also work closely with Lincs Higher.  Their main base will be Stamford but there will be times that attendance at Peterborough is required.

The post holder will be passionate about promoting and broadening access to Higher Education (HE) alongside possessing excellent administration skills. This position includes a variety of activities and schemes that will need to be organised, implemented and monitored for a successful outcome and funding. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the aforementioned skills as well as being a good team player and communicator.


Candidates require a minimum of Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy (GCSE English Language and Maths (Grade C/4 or above) or other Level 2 equivalent qualifications. It is desirable that candidates be educated to Degree level or equivalent and have a Level 3 administration qualification.


18.5 hours per week, 34 weeks per year


22.3% employer contribution through Local Government Pension Scheme

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At IEG we are passionate about creating environments where can people can be themselves at work, where individuals are respected and valued for the differences they bring, where people fit together in effective teams, rather than seek to fit in. If, you think differently don’t let that be a barrier to applying for a role with us.

We thrive through embracing our differences including our culture, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion and sexual preference.

Our commitment is to reflect the diversity of the students we support in both our workforce and other stakeholders. Our goal is to create an environment where those we employ are supported whatever difference they bring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Normal working hours of 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday

Yes extensive free parking is available at all our locations.

Sponsorship and financial support to achieve Degree Level and Professional qualifications is available upon application.

We have an on-site nursery at our Peterborough Campus, and also offer childcare vouchers to support nursery fees here and at other locations.

Our generous holiday entitlement starting from 41 days of paid leave for full-time employees also hugely supports our working parents, and for some roles, term-time only contracts are available.

You will also find above-average occupational maternity and adoption benefits with up to 12 months off work, and access to paternity and shared parental leave scheme.

The Senior Leadership Team truly care for the wellbeing of staff and students and are actively involved in not only ensuring professional training is available, but that support for personal and professional problems is also accessible. Our free ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ offers access to a wide range of wellbeing resources and programmes including a counselling helpline if required.

Aside from delivering above-average generous holiday and pension benefits, we offer awards and vouchers, and encourage contribution to recognition schemes to ensure staff feel valued and appreciated.

Both locations offer impressive on-site gym and fitness suites, free-parking, well-stocked libraries, and a number of eateries including a Costa at Peterborough and a Starbucks at Stamford.

Peterborough College also has an on-site nursery rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.


Stamford College
Point 22, £24,493 per annum (actual £9,850 pa)
Part-time, Permanent, Term Time
Term Time Only