- Applications close: 9am, Monday, 23rd November 2020 (late applications cannot be accepted)
- Please note: It is advisable to submit applications early, as we may need to close sooner than the deadline above due to high numbers of applicants.
- Salary: £25,000 p.a. (including London weighting)
- Contract: Full time, Permanent
- Hours: 37.5 hours per week (flexible working options offered to the right candidate)
- Job Location: London-based (location TBC), but currently working from home until further notice
- Interview date: Week commencing 30th November 2020
- Start date: As soon as possible
About The Access Project
The Access Project is an innovative education charity that helps bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds beat the odds and gain places at top universities. Our volunteers are trained and supported to be effective tutors who on average, work with our aspiring students for an hour a week to raise their grades. In addition, a dedicated school-based staff member mentors the students so they have the knowledge and support to make strong university applications. Our results show this approach works.
About the role
The Access Project is a high impact charity with ambitious plans to grow. Business partnerships are at the heart of our plan to help more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds reach top universities. Our business partners already provide approximately 20% of our income and a significant proportion of our volunteer tutors, as well as crucial pro bono support. Our volunteer offer is central to our programme and so creates a strong incentive for companies to work with The Access Project to make a real difference to social mobility.
This is a great opportunity for someone looking for their second role in corporate fundraising or seeking to make a sector change from a sales-based role. The role supports much of the wider team administrative duties, Account Management of our Corporate Partners (stewardship and reporting) as well as supporting research for Trust & Foundation applications. You will have the opportunity to work on established partnerships as well as developing a portfolio of warm leads and driving new business.
You will be joining The Access Project at a time of growth and opportunity, where you will be part of a friendly and collaborative partnerships team and one of two people working on business relationships.
Duties and responsibilities
Team Administrative Management
- Contribute to partnerships materials and communications.
- Generate ideas for wider fundraising opportunities and strategy.
- Attend and support the organisation of TAP cultivation and stewardship events.
- Undertake regular reporting related to business partnerships and other income streams.
- Undertake other duties pursuant to wider partnerships objectives and commensurate with the level of seniority of the role.
Account management and stewardship
- Account management of portfolio of corporate relationships.
- Provide recognition and stewardship opportunities to businesses in line with our corporate partnership levels.
- Use corporate partnership levels to incentivise businesses to increase their financial contribution where possible.
- Information building and gathering
- Developing application writing skills leading to small level grant applications
- Identify new Trusts and Foundation potential.
Trust and Foundation Research
Development and strategy
- Identify potential ‘flagship’ partnerships within your portfolio, and devise strategies to develop these.
- Develop high quality materials to support corporate partnerships.
- Devise new and imaginative strategies to engage businesses and maximise their potential for support.
- Work closely with the volunteer team to maximize the number of volunteers from businesses.
- Work with staff in other regions to ensure coordinated business stewardship approaches, providing input where needed.
Essential characteristics and experience:
- Experience in a corporate fundraising role, or transferable experience in a sales or other relevant role securing support from businesses.
- Demonstrable success in securing new business to grow a fundraising or revenue stream.
- Superb written and spoken communication and presentation skills.
- Excellent relationship-building skills.
- Ability to understand and articulate the needs of businesses and how relates to The Access Project.
- Experience of meeting targets.
- Competent in relevant financial reporting.
- Commitment to the cause, mission statement and aims of The Access Project.
- Experience using a CRM system, particularly Salesforce.
TAP’s vision is that every young person, regardless of background, can make the most of education - unlocking their potential & creating a fairer society.
We support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities, through a unique combination of tuition and in-school mentoring. We work with them to make good applications, get the grades and transition to university.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications for all suitably qualified persons. However as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals are currently under-represented within the organisation, which does not reflect our diverse student body, we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates. All appointments will be made on merit.
- TAP offers:
- A great working environment!
- 25 days annual leave p.a. (pro rata) plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure.
- PerkBox Perks - offering nationwide shopping discounts, gym memberships, holidays, freebies, learning and much more.
- Employee Assistance Programme, a 24 hour helpline for staff
- Online Medical assistance - access 24/7 to a qualified GP within minutes, with referrals and prescriptions available same-day.
- Interest-free travelcard loans
- Cyclescheme loans
- Employer’s pensions contributions (3%)
- CPD options
- TAP welcomes requests for flexible working arrangements
- Monthly work-from-home days (when not in lockdown, obviously!)
"The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the all volunteers and staff to share this commitment."
Applicants must be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the all volunteers and staff to share this commitment.
Disclosure of a Criminal Record
The Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 1986 does not apply to posts where there is access to children. This means that applicants for employment which involves working with children and young people must disclose any criminal record.
All appointments are subject to verification of employment and suitability of the candidate for the post applied for. We reserve the right to approach any previous employer for a reference and to verify their identity, but will request your permission before doing so. If you have experience of working with children please include this as one of your references.
Ensure that you put in full dates, names addresses and your job title. Be careful not to leave any unexplained gaps. Details of part time and relevant voluntary work should also be entered.
Education, Qualifications and Training
Ensure you give all the information requested, including dates, establishment where you studied and make clear the level of any examinations e.g. GCSE, GCE 'O' Level or 'A' Level or equivalents etc. and the grades you obtained. Also include here any skills training you have had. You will be required to produce original documentary evidence of any qualifications relevant to the job, and these will be detailed on the person specification.
Proof of qualification is required before the appointment is confirmed.
For further information about The Access Project, please see our website.
Please ensure that you complete all of the application form questions. Resumes and CVs will not be considered.
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