The Access Project
About The Access Project
The Access Project is an innovative education charity that helps bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain places at top universities. Our volunteers are trained and supported to be effective tutors who work with our students for an hour a week to raise their grades. In addition, a dedicated school-based staff member mentors the students so they have the knowledge and support to make strong university applications. Our results show this approach works.
About the role
The Access Project is experiencing planned rapid growth, currently operating in London, Birmingham, the West Midlands, East Midlands and more recently expanding into Bradford, West Yorkshire. We have core staff in offices in London and Birmingham and staff in each area who are based in schools Monday-Thursday. We have a high calibre staff body and a positive, mission-oriented culture. We are now seeking an experienced HR professional to work with our Operations Director to help us develop thoughtful processes to make the most of these assets, which will guide us through our next period of growth. They will work closely with the Operations Team to ensure the rollout and implementation of best practice around all aspects of HR.
Duties and responsibilities
Work closely with the Operations Director to lead the delivery of a comprehensive HR service for the organisation:
Policies and procedures
Acting as a senior leader within the organisation
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the job holder may be required to perform other duties as assigned by the Operations Director or Chief Executive Officer from time to time.
To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stuart Sheldon (Operations Director) on
Essential characteristics and experience:
Experience of implementing a diversity & inclusion strategy would be beneficial.
Applicants must be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
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.