Birmingham, West Midlands (Hybrid)
Cardiff, Cardiff
Leeds, West Yorkshire
London, Greater London
£30,829 per year (plus £2000 London weighting if applicable)
Contract, 12-month fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description

We are excited to be recruiting a Programme Officer to join the Programme Management Team for The Scholars Programme. You’ll work with this team to deliver the goals set out in Join the Club, our ambitious strategy for 2021-2026.  

The Programme Officer role is essential to the delivery of high-quality Scholars Programme placements. Each Programme Officer in the team manages a cluster of placements, working with teachers to arrange programme logistics and a team of PhD tutors to deliver their courses in schools. Building and maintaining excellent relationships with stakeholders and securing high data returns to help track pupil outcomes are key priorities for this role. Programme Officers are also involved in the direct delivery of aspects of the Programme (e.g. PhD tutor training and university events) and oversee the renewal of school partnerships. This role involves a mix of weeks that are mainly desk based and weeks that involve travel across the UK. It requires a driven and dynamic team player, with successful experience of school teaching, academia or programme management. The postholder will be positive and proactive, with a commitment to delivering excellent standards. They will champion the charity’s values and embody them in interactions with colleagues and partners. They will be comfortable building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and managing logistics through our online CRM system.

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 

Time and Resource Management

  • Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities 
  • Ability to identify opportunities to save time/resource  
  • Manages projects, with appropriate levels of time and resource input

External Stakeholder Knowledge and Management

  • Confidence handling enquiries from external stakeholders and adapting approach to meet different needs
  • Actively shares useful information about stakeholders with internal colleagues at all levels 


  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Confidence presenting and delivering teaching to a range of audiences including school-aged children and adults

Initiative and Problem Solving

  • Proactivity in seeking to enhance processes and identifying emerging risks  
  • Ability to spot inefficiencies in systems and suggest or implement improvements
  • Responds quickly to solve problems, seeking input from relevant internal stakeholders

Developing Self and Others

  • Self-reflective and committed to own professional development

Role Specific Knowledge and Skills

  • Essential – Knowledge of educational interventions, including impact management 
  • Essential – Knowledge of the school and university sectors, including the university access agenda
  • Desirable – Teaching skills, including delivering training to adults
  • Desirable – Stakeholder management skills that include selling programmes to school leaders

Role specific Experience and Qualifications

  • Desirable – Qualified teacher (QTS or above) or academic research experience (PhD or above) or substantial experience of delivering a university access programme
  • Desirable – Experience of managing education programmes, incl. design or delivery
  • Desirable – Demonstrable experience in university access
Posted on: 11 July 2022
Closed date: 25 July 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Admin, Project Management

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