Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Starting salary: £21,000, rising by £1,000 after 6 months and £1,000 after 12 months subject to performance
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

University Access Officers manage the day-to-day running of the 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. The programme has been carefully designed with the intention that all interactions have a positive impact on a student’s chances of getting into a top university. It is the responsibility of the University Access Officer to deliver all the activities which make up our programme. This includes managing tutor and student pairings as well as delivering and recording in-school activities.

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 involves a high level of organisation. It is well-suited to resilient individuals looking to pursue a career in education and/or the social enterprise/charity sectors. UAOs are the sole representative of The Access Project in school and therefore must be comfortable working alone (although they will build relationships and work closely with school staff).

All University Access Officers are line managed by a Programme Manager from The Access Project, who visits the school once per week for line management meetings, as well as being available via email and phone. Each school also nominates a Programme Supervisor, who focuses on the performance of their in-school programme.

Application information:

  • Job Location: From Monday to Thursday: University Access Officers are based in two schools in the Mansfield, Shirebrook and Ashfield area (two days in each school). Friday: University Access Officers work from home, with regular travel to our Birmingham and London offices
  • Contract: Full-time, permanent
  • Starting salary: £21,000, rising by £1,000 after 6 months and £1,000 after 12 months subject to performance
  • Academic requirements: University degree or significant professional experience
  • Start date: Monday 19th August
  • Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 8 July
  • Interview date: Monday 15 July


Employee pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, travel card loan

About The Access Project

The Access Project is an innovative education charity that helps bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain places at top universities. Our volunteers are trained and supported to be effective tutors who work with our 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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

For more detailed information about the role and The Access Project, please see our application portal and our website.

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Posted on: 13 June 2019
Closed date: 08 July 2019
Tags: Support Worker, Vocational/Services

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