THE ACCESS PROJECT
Closing Date: Monday 18th July 2022 (9am) – We encourage you to apply now if you are interested in the vacancy, as we will be shortlisting candidates as applications are received, and we may close the advert early.
Salary: £35 hourly rate.
Contract: Flexible weekly hours
Job Location: UK Based
Reporting to: Senior Attainment Coordinator/Head of Programme Development
Interviews: 11th – 29th July 2022
Start date: September 2022 (with some onboarding in August 2022)Training day (one of: 23rd, 25th, 26th August 2022)
About The Access Project
We support high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain access to 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. Our results show this approach works.
According to our 2021 Impact Report, 92% of our students applied to a top University and 86% were offered a place at a top University. The Access Project students gain up to six months of extra progress after two years of tuition. Our ambition is to reach more young people whilst maintaining this exceptionally high impact.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity for experienced tutors with a love of learning to support disadvantaged students to reach their full academic potential whilst still earning a competitive market rate for their tuition expertise.
As part of our commitment to raising student attainment we are in the third year of piloting a new approach to tuition for A Level students enrolled on The Access Project’s programme. This pilot tests the feasibility and the impact of small group tuition (3-4 students) delivered by experienced tutors. Tutors that deliver the pilot will have a strong association with our mission to widen access to top universities as well as being high quality tutors.
Successful applicants will deliver tuition via our online platform to small groups in either English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, or Psychology A Level. Tutors will responsively plan their lessons to suit their groups members’ strengths, weaknesses and learning preferences.
There will be the opportunity for flexible working but applicants should have a minimum of three hours per week to devote to tutoring The Access Project students.
Duties and responsibilities
To organise, plan and deliver weekly 1-hour long group tuition sessions to groups of A Level students (Year 12 or 13) via The Access Project’s bespoke online platform.
To complete weekly online student attendance forms and liaise with the Senior Attainment Coordinator to ensure the smooth running of the pilot.
To contribute to the development of The Access Project’s attainment raising pilot through feedback sessions and focus groups.
To adhere to The Access Project’s finance and remuneration process by supplying monthly invoices.
Two years of tutoring experience required or qualified teacher status (tutoring references from at least two previous employers or parents of tutored students preferred)
Evidence of the ability to tutor English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, or Psychology to A Level standard
Familiarity with and strong knowledge of exam specifications and relevant exam boards
Must have achieved a minimum of Grade B at GCSE in Maths, English and Science
Motivated and resilient. Excellent time-management
Strong written and verbal communicator. Confident in working with young people
Positive and flexible approach
Committed to The Access Project’s Mission and ways of working
Values and Safeguarding
About our values
Community – We build a community of schools, volunteers and partner organisations that share a common vision.
Motivation – We harness and reward motivation.
Development – We promote a culture of excellence, improvement and innovation.
Academic Excellence – We help students achieve their potential by matching them with tutors who have been given excellent resources and training.
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 does not apply to posts where there is access to children. This means that applicants for employment which involves working with children and young people must disclose any criminal record. If you are selected for appointment you will be subject to this procedure. 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 an Enhanced Disclosure will be activated before your first day of work.