Programme Manager (Midlands)

Recruiter
The Access Project
Location
West Midlands
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jun 2017
Expires
21 Jun 2017
Sector
Childcare
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.

About the role

The Access Project is at an exciting stage in its development. Having initially developed and grown in London, we have successfully established our programme in the West Midlands (in a mixture of Birmingham and Black Country schools) over the last three years. We are currently preparing to launch in the East Midlands in September 2017, where we will be working across 3 new schools.

The Midlands Programme Manager position will oversee delivery of the programme in five West Midlands schools (in Birmingham & the Black Country) through three University Access Officers, and three East Midlands schools (in Mansfield, Shirebrook and Kirkby-in-Ashfield) through two University Access Officers. Working closely with the Head of Programme Delivery to ensure successful implementation of the programme in the East Midlands, and continuation in the West Midlands, this role is accountable for delivery of KPIs, school relationship management, and University Access Officer line management. This role will involve travelling to The Access Project's partner schools across the Midlands on a weekly/fortnightly basis.

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

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 Wednesday 12 July 2017

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