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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 Officer / Midlands University Events Officer

  • Applications Close: 5pm, Wednesday 21st February 2018
  • Job Location: University Access Officer: Shirebrook Academy / Midlands University Events Officer: West Notts College with some flexibility to work from home
  • Contract: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Fixed-term until August 31st 2018, with the potential to be extended to permanent, dependent on funding
  • Starting salary: £21,000, rising by £1,000 after 6 months and £1,000 after 12 months (subject to performance)
  • Academic requirements: University degree
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Interview date: W/C 26th February 2018

No CVs please. Please complete the application form via: https://the-access-project-1.workable.com/j/4896278C9B

Partnerships Director (London)

  • Applications close: Monday 26 February (12 noon)
  • Hours: Permanent, Full-time, flexible working options
  • Salary: £40-45,000 including London Weighting

A big role in a small but growing charity ideal for someone wanting to help lead and shape the next stage of our growth.

The Access Project (TAP) is a ground-breaking charity that helps bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds win places at top universities.  We recruit, train and support volunteer graduates to tutor a 14-18 year old for an hour a week to help raise their grades.  And we work with the tutored young people in their schools to build their knowledge of universities and courses, arrange visits and speakers, and provide support and advice on applications and interviews

And we are good at what we do.  We were the first charity to be validated at Level 3 on Nesta’s Standards of Evidence: this means we can demonstrate we have a direct impact on our young people’s outcomes.

As Director of the Partnerships Team you will be crucial to our success with responsibility for setting the strategy and leading delivery of the work that manages all our partnerships and secures all our funding from sources spanning high net worth individuals, universities, partner schools, grants, foundations, and businesses.  Your team is a successful and growing one who have exceeded their income generation targets in each of the last two years.  They also set up our partnerships with new schools and build and maintain ongoing relationships with businesses like KPMG, Linklaters and Barclays, who contribute both financially and by recruiting volunteer tutors for our students from amongst their staff. The team also manages our non-financial partnerships.

If you are looking to step up into a bigger role both leading a team and sitting on the Executive with shared responsibility for the overall direction and running of the charity we’d love to hear from you.

No CVs please. Please complete the application form via: https://the-access-project-1.workable.com/j/74DB7DEC1B

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