Birmingham, West Midlands (Hybrid)
Cardiff, Cardiff
Leeds, West Yorkshire
London, Greater London
£24,598 per year plus £2,000 London weighting if applicable
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

In 2021, The Brilliant Club launched its new five-year strategy; Join the Club. An essential strand of the new strategy is the charity’s work with its communities (including pupils, parents and PhD researchers). We are looking for a candidate to take on an exciting new role which will play a vital role in this work. 

This role will require a positive, proactive, and well-organised approach. The successful candidate will join the growing Communities team, working on projects which focus on listening to those with lived experience of barriers to higher education and working with them to create change. You will play an integral role in building our alumni network through the development of engagement opportunities, as well as strengthen connections to our alumni though administration of our Ambassadors and Experience Experts schemes. You will also support our sector-leading Parent Power chapters and brand-new PhD Changemaker programme.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working in an efficient and high-performing team. As well as having this flexibility, they will also be driven, creative and motivated to share the stories of the communities the charity works with. This is a great opportunity to join The Brilliant Club team as we become the UK’s largest university access movement. We are looking forward to meeting great candidates who are excited to join us as we support more young people to progress to university and thrive when they get there.

We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at The Brilliant Club, and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity

Person Specification

External Stakeholder Management 

  • Understands the complexity of the different audiences The Brilliant Club works with and how to tailor communications to different audience needs 
  • Proactively engages with external stakeholders and identifies opportunities to build networks and share community stories 


  • Confidently adapts content, tone and delivery of communications based on the audience and the communication mechanism 
  • Uses high attention to detail to create quality copy, capture information accurately, spot errors and identify issues. 

Initiative and Problem-Solving 

  • Proactive in seeking feedback to enhance processes       
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and be accountable for spotting and solving problems within these projects 

Time and Resource Management: 

  • Manages own time and workload, with strong prioritisation skills  

Developing Self and Others 

  • Self-reflective and committed to own professional development 

Technical Skills

  • Confident in using digital systems for delivery
  • Capable of adapting quickly to new systems and interfaces

Role Specific Knowledge and Skills

  • Essential – Able to take a people-focused approach to working with a diverse range of communities
  • Essential – Experience of managing projects or organising events
  • Desirable – Experience of community organising or working within a community environment
  • Desirable – Experience of CRM systems, such as Salesforce, and email platforms such as MailChimp
Posted on: 15 June 2022
Closed date: 11 July 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Project Management, Business Development

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