Dental Work Experience Project Officer

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Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Dental Work Experience Officer at the School of Clinical Dentistry. In this role, you will be to responsible for coordinating a new Work Experience Hub to support potential applications to dentistry and to meet the University’s Widening Participation (WP) objectives, working with currently under-represented groups in Higher Education.

You will specifically contribute to the development and delivery of a programme of work experience activity for students of the Post-16 age group, working alongside colleagues from the School of Clinical Dentistry, liaising with partner Dental Practices, and working with the University’s Student Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing team. You will be liaising with dental practices, potential placements, colleges and schools and pupils and their parents to build and maintain professional relationships, to support our aims to overcome perceived barriers of studying dental subjects in Higher Education.

This is a new project, generously funded by an alumni of The University, who is passionate in supporting groups of young people, in the North of England, to progress into professional careers. You will be joining a team in the Dental School that has been involved in the development and running of widening participation activities for nearly 20 years. Your work will also have strong links with the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team, alongside colleagues who manage a range of activity across The University.

Responsibilities will include day-to-day liaison with partner dental practices, the creation of age appropriate supporting resources, and collection of evaluation data. You will be responsible for the recruitment of a cohort of students as they begin their Y12 study and as they progress through Y13 and the UCAS application process. The ultimate goal being that they will decide to apply to, and study, a dental subject in Higher Education (and at the University of Sheffield). You should have a good honours degree (or equivalent experience).

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

Contract Type: Fixed-term available immediately until 31 August 2025.
Working Pattern: Part-time: working 21 hours per week (working pattern to be agreed).

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