University Access Officer - Part-time (London)

London, England, United Kingdom · Programme Delivery


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About the role

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. They enjoy a significant degree of autonomy.

The successful candidate 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 is well-suited to resilient individuals looking to pursue a career in education and/or the social enterprise/charity sectors.

Duties and responsibilities of our University Access Officers:

1) Coordinating The Access Project’s programme in one of our partner schools

i) Building and maintaining relationships with staff and students to drive awareness of and enthusiasm for the programme.

ii) Working with school staff to ensure their cooperation and timely completion of activities contributing to the smooth running of the programme.

2) Managing and improving one-to-one tutorials

i) The University Access Officer will:

(1) Recruit students to the programme and match them with volunteer tutors.

(2) Proactively support both students and tutors.

(3) Use the school’s existing reporting on students’ academic and pastoral progress to monitor the impact of tutorials, and intervene as appropriate.

(4) Use The Access Project’s additional reporting lines to manage the tutorials. This often includes liaising directly with students, teachers and tutors.

3) Delivering The Access Project’s programme of university support activities at the school

i) Delivering intensive one-to-one support to all Access Project students, and assessing their progress towards being able to make successful university applications.

ii) Delivering group activities such as workshops and assemblies (e.g. around subject choice guidance).

iii) Building strong relationships with students to support them on their journey through GCSEs, A Levels and university applications.

4) Reporting to the schools and The Access Project

The University Access Officers are based in our partner schools but they spend 1 day each week in The Access Project’s London office undertaking training and feeding into internal projects to improve the quality of delivery of the programme.

The University Access Officers are line managed by The Access Project. Each school also nominates a Programme Supervisor, who focuses on the performance of their particular in-school programme.

5) Any other responsibilities reasonably deemed necessary by the Access Project’s Programme Managers or Director.


Person specification

We are seeking applications from individuals who are:



Please note, as a minimum requirement, applicants will:

Notice period

University Access Officers can terminate their employment by giving written notice at least two months before the end of term in the autumn and spring terms, and at least three months before the end of the summer term. We highlight this as it is a standard notice period in schools but more unusual in the charity sector.

Safeguarding statement

"The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the all volunteers and staff to share this commitment."

Essential characteristics

Applicants must be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the all volunteers and staff to share this commitment.

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 your application is successful, you are required to make these disclosures and consent to The Access Project verifying the accuracy of your response with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application form

Complete this section fully. All successful applicants will be required to produce documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK*. Verification of identity is required before confirmation of appointment.

Present or most recent employment

It is important to give full information, including the organisation you work in, or most recent employment if not currently working, full dates, address and explanation of any gaps in employment.


All appointments are subject to verification of employment and suitability of the candidate for the post applied for. We reserve the right to approach any previous employer for a reference and to verify their identity, but will request your permission before doing so. If you have experience of working with children please include this as one of your references.

Previous employment

Ensure that you put in full dates, names addresses and your job title. Be careful not to leave any unexplained gaps. Details of part time and relevant voluntary work should also be entered.

Education, Qualifications and Training

If you require further information, please see our website via the link below or contact The Access Project on 020 3960 6592.


PLEASE IGNORE THE NOTICE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE AS LinkedIn Resumes CANNOT be accepted. We can only accept applications that have fully responded to the questions in the application form. Thank you for your understanding.

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