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Access, Participation & Outreach Officer

Vacancy details

  • Company: Backstage Academy
  • Department: Academic
  • Location: Production Park
  • Reporting to: Director of Student Experience
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Application Closing date: 1st September 2021
  • Hours: Total of 40 hours per week (typical working day 0830-1730)
  • Salary range: £30,000-£36,000 (Subject to experience)


This post has a central role in delivering on our targets as laid out in Backstage Academy’s Access and Participation Plan and will have a key role within the Student Experience department. They will be responsible for developing and delivering an effective & targeted programme that encourages and supports a diverse range of applicants, particularly those from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds locally and nationally.

The Access, Participation and Outreach Officer will make a significant contribution to the on-going monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of student recruitment and student progress once enrolled. Maintaining a supportive role for students once recruited. We also anticipate this role will play some part in Open Days, recruitment events and School & College visits. The role will work closely with student representatives and the academic, marketing, student support and admissions teams.

We ensure the success of our courses through constant meaningful collaboration with the wider creative industries, on Production Park - Where Live Industry Lives

Benefits of joining the Backstage Academy team: 

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays 
  • Pension 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Employee Lunches provided 
  • Voluntary Health Cash Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 mental health & wellbeing support, financial advice & legal information, childcare support & family issues advice etc.) 
  • Free car parking 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Staff development and training opportunities

Backstage Academy is uniquely positioned right at the heart of Production Park, Europe’s leading Live Industry destination. We provide the best possible training for the live events sector, with fantastic industry links and state-of-the-art production facilities. 

As a privately funded organisation, we bridge the gap between industry and education, working closely with leading professionals to respond quickly to current skills shortages and write training programmes in line with specific demands. We provide relevant, up-to-date training so that students get a real taste for what life is like in the backstage entertainment industry, with a focus on employability.

Backstage Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, nationality or ethnic origin.

Backstage Academy considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete the Vacancy Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Form and email to by no later than 9am on Wednesday 1st September 2021.


If you have any questions about this role, please contact us on 01977 659880 or email