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TAP is currently recruiting for two vacancies - please scroll down to see our Volunteer Coordinator (East Midlands) role

Finance and Operations Director - London

Applications close: Monday, 13th March 2017, 09:00hrs (GMT)
NB: late applications cannot be accepted.

Hours: Full-time, permanent
Salary:  c.£38,000 - £40,000 p.a.
Start date: Flexible - April to June 2017
Interview date TBC: 

About The Access Project ("TAP")

TAP 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 6 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 Programme Coordinators who work directly in schools to deliver university support that enables our students to progress to competitive universities. TAP is a regional organisation, working with schools in London and the West Midlands.

One of the things that makes us unique is the way we work in close partnership with schools, ensuring that our tutorials become a teaching aid that teachers use to help their students do better.

TAP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About The Role

TAP is looking to grow significantly over the next three years, growing revenue from c.£1m to £2.5m and its staff team from 30 to c.70. The Finance and Operations Director (F&OD) will be central to helping us achieve this growth by leading the enabling functions necessary for our Programme team to achieve their ambitious goals.

The F&OD is a critical supporting role to the Director. At a strategic level the F&OD will work with the Director to realise TAP’s strategy – this will include defining core business processes to allow effective planning for and management of business functions. They will also have significant functional responsibility, with oversight of finance, office management, safeguarding, HR and technology.

Please note that a high standard of written and spoken English is required in order to carry out this role. Please see the full job description for further information about the role and its responsibilities, available to download below.

To Apply

Please send a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to recruitment@theaccessproject.org.uk. CVs cannot be accepted. Please put ‘Finance & Operations Director’ as the subject of your email. Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

Volunteer Coordinator - East Midlands

Applications close: Monday, 13th March 2017, 09:00hrs (GMT)
NB: late applications cannot be accepted.

Duration: Fixed term to 31 December 2018

Hours: Full-time
Salary: c.£23,000 p.a.
Start date: Flexible - ASAP
Interview date TBC:  w/c 20 March 2017

About The Role

The Access Project is at an exciting stage of its development. From September 2017, we will be working in 20+ schools in Greater London and five schools in Birmingham and the Black country as well as expanding to work with three schools in North Nottinghamshire, around the Chesterfield and Mansfield area. We are aiming to work in 70 schools by 2020, to enable even more disadvantaged students the opportunity to study at one of the UK's top universities.

In Nottinghamshire, we will be building a community of volunteers from the city and local area who donate their time to helping students improve their grades. Therefore, recruiting and training volunteers effectively is absolutely fundamental to our impact on students and growth as an organisation.

The post holder will join our growing Midlands team working with the Head of the Midlands to recruit new supporters to our organisation, such as schools, donors, trusts, companies and volunteers. They will also interact regularly with our Volunteer Coordinator in the West Midlands and the Volunteer Manager and Coordinator in London. The role will require a high level of autonomy, as the Regional Manager covers both the East and West Midlands and will not always be in the office, other staff are based in school for 4 days a week.

This is a varied role and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and define volunteering in a new region. The right candidate for this role will combine meticulous organisation skills with a skill for communication and an understanding of the business and volunteer sector.

The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the Volunteer Coordinator to share this commitment.

To Apply 

Please send a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form to recruitment@theaccessproject.org.uk. CVs cannot be accepted. Please put ‘Finance & Operations Director’ as the subject of your email. Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

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