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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is recognised as a world leading centre of excellence for creative learning and vocational training within the performing arts and creative economies. A founding member of the Federation of Drama Schools and accredited by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre, we enjoy an international and national reputation for the quality of our teaching, our world class facilities and an enviable track record of graduate employment and alumni successes.
We are looking to recruit a Widening Participation Assistant who will be part of a small team of staff working with schools and colleges to provide outreach and fair access activities, which raise awareness of, and aspirations to, Higher Education and encourage applications to LIPA from groups which are under-represented at university-level.

The post-holder will provide day-to-day administrative support for our Widening Participation team, supporting with various tasks related to the co-ordination of a wide range of widening participation activities, including outbound and inbound school and college visits. There will be a key focus on creating and maintaining accurate project and financial records, as well as communications with a diverse range of prospective students, their parents, staff, and teachers.

The ideal candidate will have strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills alongside proven experience and understanding of administrative and office work in a busy environment. You will be an effective multitasker who is able to work flexibly and independently when given instruction. Knowledge and experience of secondary education and/or Higher Education would be beneficial.

In return we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, pension, generous holiday entitlements, and complimentary tickets to our inhouse productions.

We are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible. Any job offer is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 09:00am on Monday 3rd April 2023
Interviews: Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Please send your completed application form to

CVs will not be accepted as we are a Higher Education Institute.

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunity’s employer, LIPA is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

As part of our Strategic Plan for 2023-2026 we are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, people with disabilities and those identifying as female, non-binary or trans-gender.
Appointments will always be made on merit.

LIPA - a registered charity No. 1001565.