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We are currently recruiting for 3 vacancies - please see below for details

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 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.  The Access Project is a regional organisation working in London and the 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.

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

Finance and Operations Director (London)

Applications close: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017, 09:00hrs (GMT)  NB: late applications cannot be accepted.

Please note: early applications are encouraged as applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews may be scheduled in advance of the closing date.

Hours: Full-time, permanent

Salary:  c.£38,000 - £40,000 p.a.

Start date:  April - June 2017

About The Role

The Access Project (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. Previous applicants for this role need not apply. Thanks.

To Apply

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

Programme Coordinator (West Midlands)

Applications close: Friday 28th April DATE 17:00hrs (GMT) NB: late applications cannot be accepted.

Hours: Full-time, permanent

Salary: £21,000 p.a. pro-rata (rising to £22,000 after 6 months and £23,000 after 12 months subject to performance)

Academic requirements: University Degree

Start date:  Thursday 8th June 2017

Interview date:  TBC: w/c Monday 1st May 2017

About The Role

Programme Coordinators manage the day-to-day running of our structured 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.

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. CV's cannot be accepted. Please put 'Programme Coordinator (West Mids)' as the subject of your email. Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

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