The Access Project - Programme Coordinator - West Midlands
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.
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.
We are seeking applications from individuals who are:
- Able to communicate with impact at all levels.
- Able to manage projects and administration.
- Able to lead and manage change.
- Passionate about educational disadvantage.
- Resilient and adaptable.
- Able to work some Saturdays.
- Knowledge / experience of working and/or volunteering in schools or the education sector.
Please note, as a minimum requirement, applicants will:
- Have a university degree
- Have the right to work in the UK
For further information, including how to apply, please click on the Apply button on this advert to be redirected to The Access Project's website and job listings.