Access and Participation Plan Project Manager

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university



Academic Registrar’s Division


Access and Participation Plan Project Manager


Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa with potential to progress to £48,168 pa inclusive of London allowance.


This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years.



LSE (‘the School’) is one of the world’s leading social science institutions, established for the betterment of society. The School is committed to widening access to and participation in higher education and ‘developing LSE for everyone’ is a key objective of the our LSE 2030 strategy.


We are seeking an Access and Participation Plan Project Manager, to play a crucial role in the development, delivery and monitoring/evaluation of the School’s Access and Participation Plan (APP) regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). 


The role holder will coordinate and support a range of programmes, activities and initiatives across the School that lead towards greater equality of opportunity for students, building strong relationships with staff from professional services divisions and academic departments, as well as the student body. They will be responsible for developing and monitoring action plans to deliver on strategic objectives within the LSE2030 strategy as outlined in the APP, and lead on specific projects related to access and participation for students from under-represented groups.


This is a varied and influential role, involving the project management of key strategic priorities, acting as Secretary to a School-wide Steering Group and ensuring that all internal governance and external regulatory requirements relating to the APP are met, by working closely with colleagues in the Finance Division and Secretary’s Division.   


The role-holder will report to the Head of Widening Participation and will be based within the Widening Participation team.  However, as the APP is a cross-School strategic priority, the role-holder will be expected to work independently and liaise regularly with senior leaders, including the Pro-Director, Education.


Candidates should have:


  • Knowledge of the UK higher education system and regulatory landscape
  • Excellent written and report writing skills, including an ability to write succinct and focused committee papers and reports
  • Excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills, with an ability to negotiate and influence where appropriate
  • Strong organisational skills including the ability to develop project plans, delegate tasks and set up effective monitoring processes to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Ability to creatively and effectively resolve problems when an immediate solution is not apparent


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Informal enquiries about the role are encouraged and can be addressed to Jess Bond, Head of Widening Participation, via


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 3 July 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews will take place on Monday 11 or Wednesday 13 July 2022.