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London UAO (Part-Time)

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£15,840 per year (£26,400 FTE)
Part-time (3 days per week)
Job description


  • Closing Date: ASAP 
  • Salary: £15,840 (£26,400 full time equivalent) 
  • Working Pattern: Part time – 3 days a week. For two days of the week the UAO is based in the School and the 3rd working day is Friday (based at home), which is a compulsory working day for training and team meetings.   
  • Contract: Permanent 
  • Job Location: Lambeth, London.  
  • Interview date: Thursday 20th June/ Thursday 27th June 
  • Start date: Monday 19th August 
  • Reporting to: Programme Manager 


About the organisation 

We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and make the most of their education. We’re passionate about reducing the educational barriers our students face, helping them to pursue a career in their chosen field and follow their dreams. 

Our mission is to 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.  

The programme combats educational inequality and improves social mobility by raising students’ grades and supporting them to understand the pathway to a top university. Students who receive support from our programme are more than twice as likely to attend top universities as statistically similar students, according to UCAS.  


Why work at The Access Project 

People who work at The Access Project are motivated by the desire to create a fairer society. We all play an active part in achieving the mission to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds access top universities. At The Access Project, we’re a friendly, collaborative, supportive and inclusive team, with passionate people working together in Programmes, Strategy & Impact, Volunteering, Fundraising & Communications and Operations to achieve our mission.  


In the last year we engaged with staff across our organisation and co-created an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion vision and strategic objectives. Our work on this will develop throughout 2024 to ensure The Access Project can foster an equitable place to work.  

We value every individual who works at The Access Project and we have a wide range of benefits that make this a rewarding place to work. 



Our values 



We support students and our people to develop the skills and knowledge to accomplish their goals. 


We encourage our students and our people to be authentic, innovative and ambitious in order to reach their full potential and deliver our mission. 


We evolve our programmes through an evidence-led approach, supporting our students to achieve their best outcomes. 


We respect and value individuality and engage diverse voices to achieve our mission. 


We hold ourselves accountable in all our actions and efforts. We ask “What can I do to improve my results?” 



Role responsibilities 

  • Engage with students in school and enrol them onto the programme 
  • Match students with volunteer tutors 
  • Monitor student attendance to tutorials and devise innovative solutions to encourage attendance 
  • Assess student progress towards being able to make successful university               


  • Upload information onto the Salesforce database (training is provided) 
  • Monitor the impact of tutorials, and intervene as appropriate 
  • Build and manage relationships with volunteer tutors to ensure they have a positive  

            experience of the programme 

  • Manage tutor relationships and attendance to tutorials through weekly monitoring of systems, emailing and making phone calls 
  • Work with school staff to ensure their cooperation and timely completion of activities  

            contributing to the smooth running of the programme 

  • Chair and present at termly school meetings with Senior Management to report on  

            programme progress. 

  • University Access Officers support the volunteering team by helping to deliver tutor training sessions, and attending university site visits, which take place on occasional Saturdays and weekday evenings (paid time off is provided). 
  • Any other responsibilities reasonably deemed necessary by The Access Project’s   

            Programme Managers or Director 


Person specification 

  • Able to deliver projects and manage administration accurately 
  • Able to communicate and influence with impact at all levels 
  • Able to effectively time manage 
  • Able to lead and manage change to embed the programme in school 
  • Resilient and adaptable 
  • Skilled in building and maintaining excellent relationships 



  • 25 days annual leave p.a. (pro rata) plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure. 
  • PerkBox – offering nationwide shopping discounts, gym memberships, holidays, 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 
  • Travel-allowance for expenses over £10 per day, where applicable 
  • Cyclescheme loans 
  • 3 paid Volunteering Days 
  • Employer’s pensions contributions (3%) 
  • CPD options 
  • The Access Project welcomes requests for flexible working arrangements 


Safeguarding Statement 

The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Equal Opportunities Statement 

The Access Project is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are working towards improvements with equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Disclosure of a Criminal Record 

The Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 1986 applies to posts where there is access to children. This means that applicants for employment that involves working with children and young people must disclose anything listed in their criminal record, with the exception of protected cautions and convictions. All Disclosures are carried out in the strictest confidence and are made only in connection with your application for employment and for no other purpose.   The application for a DBS check at a level appropriate to the job role will be activated before your first day of work. Members of staff who are not eligible for a standard or enhanced DBS check are required to undertake a basic DBS check only in line with legal requirements. If you are selected for appointment to the role, you will be subject to this procedure. 


Present or most recent employment 

It is important to give full information, including the organisation you work in, or most recent employment if not currently working, full dates, address and explanation of any gaps in employment. 



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. 

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Posted on: 11 June 2024
Closing date: 11 July 2024 at 17:00
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work, Teaching