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Reference: 74863

Date Added: 5 March 2020
Closing Date: 30 March 2020

Job Title: University Access Officer

Working For: The Access Project

Location: London

Salary: Starting salary: £21,000 (plus £2,000 London weighting), rising by £1,000 after 6 months and £1,000 after 12 months subject to performance

Job Details

About the role

  • Contract: Full-time, permanent
  • Job Location: From Monday to Thursday, University Access Officers are based for two days in their first school and two days in their second school/ Friday: University Access Officers are based in The Access Project Head Office: The Dock, Tobacco Quay
  • Academic requirements: University degree or significant professional experience

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.

 For further details, please see https://www.theaccessproject.org.uk/join-our-team 

Closing Date: 30 March 2020

Interview/Start Dates

Applications close: 9am

Interview date: Tuesday 7th April – Thursday 9th April
Start date: Dependant on role. One is required ASAP, the others will be from Mon 18th May onwards.

Application Details

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The application form plays a crucial part in the selection process, both in deciding whether you will be invited to an interview and at the interview itself. It is vital that you complete this form as fully and accurately as possible. We will not make any assumptions about your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job.

Read the full vacancy details on our website carefully before you start.


Website: https://www.theaccessproject.org.uk/

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