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TAP's vacancies currently recruiting:

  • Designated Child Protection Officer (London or Birmingham)
  • Online Tuition Coordinator (Midlands)

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About The Access Project ("TAP"):

The Access Project is a groundbreaking charity that helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top universities. This is an issue that matters: at present the most affluent young people are 7 times more likely to attend a highly selective university than their less privileged peers. Unsurprisingly this is a significant factor in the decline in social mobility in the UK in recent years, and we are working to fix it.

The main way we address this issue is by helping students from less affluent backgrounds to achieve better grades: we match our students with a volunteer graduate who tutors them for an hour a week. We also have a team of talented University Access Officers who work directly in schools to deliver university support that enables our students to progress to competitive universities.  

We have a track record of success: our students place at top universities at 15 percentage points higher than a UCAS control group of similar students.

The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect our staff to share this commitment.

The Access Project is a regional organisation, already working with schools in London and the West Midlands. We are excited to launch our Online Tuition and face to face tuition programme in the West Midlands (Brimingham) and East Midlands (North Nottinghamshire) from September 2017.

Designated Child Protection Officer (Birmingham or London)

  • Applications close: Monday 24 July, 5pm - NB: late applications cannot be accepted
  • Contract: Permanent, part-time, 2.5 days per week (0.5 FTE)
  • Salary: £26,000 + £2,000 London allowance p.a. (pro-rata)
  • Interviews: Wednesday, 26th July
  • Start date: Friday, 1st September 2017

About The Role:  The Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO) is key to promoting best practice in relation to child safeguarding, which is one of our highest priorities. This role maintains TAP’s safeguarding policies, procedures and practices. The DCPO is responsible for scaling safeguarding procedures to work with 2500 children.

The DCPO is the first point at TAP for any safeguarding or child protection concerns. They are required to provide practical advice and support to colleagues and volunteers regarding any safeguarding matters that may arise. This is a challenging role, which is well-suited to a resilient individual looking to pursue a career in education and/or the social/charity sectors.

To apply:   Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for further information. Please send a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to recruitment@theaccessproject.org.uk. Please put "Designated Child Protection Officer" as the subject of your email.

Online Tuition Coordinator (Midlands)

  • Applications close: Tuesday 1st August 2017 (9am) - NB: late applications cannot be accepted
  • Hours: Part-time, 3 days per week 
  • Contract: 1 year fixed-term (with the possibility of extension)
  • Salary: £21,000 (FTE), rising by £1,000 (FTE) after 6 months and £1,000 (FTE) after 12 months, subject to performance
  • Interviews: w/c 7th August 2017
  • Start date: w/c 29th August 2017

About The Role:  As part of our launch into the East Midlands, we are seeking a highly motivated individual to spend 3 days per week coordinating The Access Project’s Online Tuition programme in our new partner schools in Mansfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, as well as our existing schools in Birmingham and the Black Country.

The Online Tuition Coordinator will 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.

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.

To Apply:   Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for further information. Please send a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to recruitment@theaccessproject.org.uk. Please put "Online Tuition Coordinator" as the subject of your email.

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