University Access Officer (East Midlands)

Recruiter
The Access Project
Location
West Midlands Region
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jun 2017
Expires
21 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
About The Access Project

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.

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

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

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 launch our programme from scratch in new partner schools in the East Midlands. They will also enjoy working 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 view on our website.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 6 July 2017.