Online Tuition Coordinator

The Access Project
13 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
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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 Online Tuition 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, already working with schools in London and the West Midlands. We are excited to launch our Online Tuition and face to face tuition programme in the West Midlands (Birmingham) and East Midlands (North Nottinghamshire) from September 2017.

About the role

As part of our launch into the East Midlands, we are seeking a highly motivated individual to spend 3 days per week coordinating The Access Project's Online Tuition programme in our new partner schools in Mansfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, as well as our existing schools in Birmingham and the Black Country.

The Online Tuition Coordinator will 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.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to help 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. It will be offered as 1 year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of extension.

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 w/c 7 August 2017.