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About The Access Project ("TAP"):

We work with high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing in-school support and personalised tuition to help them gain access to selective universities.

The Access Project is an education charity that works with schools in which 30% or more of pupils are on free school meals (50% or more of students receive pupil premium), to pair graduate volunteers with disadvantaged students for weekly one-to-one tutoring and an intensive programme preparing students for university applications.

The programme combats educational inequality and improves social mobility by raising students’ grades and supporting them to understand the pathway to a top university.

The Access Project has a network of over 900 volunteer tutors and works with more than 900 students in 20 schools in London and in the West Midlands.

University Access Officers - about the role:

University Access Officers manage the day-to-day running of the programme in The Access Project’s partner schools. They work closely with students, staff at all levels, tutors, and with the rest of The Access Project’s team to ensure that the delivery of the programme is optimised. They enjoy a significant degree of autonomy. They may also take responsibility for managing senior stakeholders at our corporate partners.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on the ‘front line’ of addressing educational disadvantage, as well as benefiting from opportunities to become involved in the wider work of The Access Project as it continues to expand.

This is a challenging role, which is well-suited to resilient individuals looking to pursue a career in education and/or the social enterprise/charity sectors.

University Access Officer - London

About the role

  • Applications close: Tuesday 26th June 2018 (midnight)
  • Interview date: Week commencing 9th July
  • Start date: Monday, 20th August
  • Location: Monday - Thursday - UOA's are based in one or two schools in various London locations. Fridays UOAs are based in TAP's Head Office in The Dock, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF
  • Contract: Full-time-permanent
  • Salary: Starting salary of £21,000 (plus £2,000 London weighting)Rising by £1,000 after 6 months and £1,000 after 12 months subject to performance
  • Academic Requirements: University Degree

For more detailed information, and to apply please submit an application via: our online application system

University Access Officer - West Midlands (part-time)

About the role

  • Applications close: Sunday 24th June 2018 (midnight)
  • Interview date: Week commencing 2nd July
  • Start date: Friday 17th August
  • Location: UOA's are based in a Birmingham School two days per week Mon-Thurs (days TBC), Fridays UAOs are based in TAP's Birmingham office in the Impact Hub, 58 Oxford Street, B5 5NR (with occasional travel to our London office) 
  • Contract: Part-time-permanent, 3 days per week, two days Monday-Thursday (days TBC), and Friday mandatory
  • Salary: Starting salary of £21,000 FTE pro rata, Rising by £1,000 after 6 months and £1,000 after 12 months subject to performance (pro rata)
  • Academic Requirements: University Degree

For more detailed information, and to apply please submit an application via: our online application system

Volunteer Coordinator - London

About the role

  • Applications close: applicants by 9am, Monday 25th June will receive priority, but this may be extended to 9am, Monday 2nd July 2018
  • Interview date: Week closing 6th July.
  • Start date: ASAP - July 2018
  • Location: TAP's London Head Office in The Dock, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF
  • Contract: Full-time-permanent
  • Salary: £25,000 p.a.
  • For more detailed information, and to apply please submit an application via: our online application system

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