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Higher Education Community Engagement Officer (EL756FX)

Higher Education Community Engagement Officer (EL756FX)

Salary: £25,205 – £28,282 per annum pro rata

Contract Type: Fixed term until March 2025                    

Hours: 37 hours per week – Part Year working (38 weeks)

Location: Crewe Campus

We are seeking a Higher Education Community Engagement Officer to join our team at our Crewe campus with the flexibility to travel across all campuses.

This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative officer to build and sustain successful relationships with local communities, organisations and their stakeholders. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To take lead responsibility for the recruitment of students in particular communities and groups;
  • To establish and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders and community leaders to develop a sustainable pipeline of prospective students; and 
  • Contribute to and support curriculum teams to achieve challenging student recruitment targets through high quality activities. 

Key Person Specification Requirements: 

  • High Level Vocational Qualification Level 3 or above ;
  • GCSE Grade C (4/5) in English and Maths;
  • Understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in work and the learning environment; 
  • Up-to-date experience; and 
  • Enhanced DBS check 

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further details.

If you’re interested in this new opportunity, you can apply by sending a completed application form to by 9am on 6 May 2024.

The selection process will take place in week commencing 13 May 2024.


  • Access to world-class facilities
  • Access to new qualifications to support your career in education such as short online courses in the areas below. If you’re interested in learning more about this, please email
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Information, Advice and Guidance
    • Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
    • Principles of Customer Service
  • Financial support offered to obtain your teacher qualification
  • Extensive upskilling and professional development opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities
  • Employee benefit platform
  • Onsite Costa, café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon
  • Free onsite parking

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the role prior to making an application, then please email where arrangements will be made for a discussion with the relevant department.  

About Us 

Cheshire College – South & West is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region, offering exciting opportunities to over 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices, who all have access to world-class facilities as a result of a £160m investment in the latest technology and real working environments, at modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.  The College is in the process of implementing a £30m capital investment programme to ensure learners continue to have access to the best possible resources and environment.  

Cheshire College is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, which provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study, encouraging them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy. 

There is a fantastic atmosphere at our three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, providing an environment to get involved in exciting activities and an opportunity for learners to make new friends. 

The College is proud of its strong links with local Employers such as Bentley Motors, Vauxhall Motors, SP Energy Networks, Ecolab and Unilever to ensure learners have access to work placements and industry professionals as well as ensuring the curriculum offer remains current and relevant to local, regional and national needs.  

Crewe Campus  

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning.  As well as our modern classrooms, the Crewe Campus boasts:  

  • A multi-purpose sports hall; 
  • Climbing wall; 
  • Fitness gym; 
  • TV and radio studios with specialist equipment; 
  • Mock aircraft cabin; 
  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy; 
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons; 
  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops; and 
  • New Institute of Technology (Construction beginning 2024)

Cheshire College South and West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure, Right to Work evidence and original qualification certificates. Online checks will be carried out and references will be sought.



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