This role supports the establishment of our new Brilliant Tutoring Programme, for which we are currently bidding for funding as part of the Government’s National Tutoring Programme. We will only make final offers for this role if our funding is confirmed, which we will know by the end of October. If like us, you’re passionate about helping students to make up the learning lost as a result of school closures this year, we’d love to hear from you.
The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. We do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its expertise with state schools. We recruit, train and place PhD researchers to work with state schools: either part-time as tutors through The Scholars Programme or full-time as classroom teachers through Researchers in Schools (RIS). In 2018/19, The Brilliant Club worked with over 700 state schools and 13,000 pupils across the UK.
In line with government guidelines, we are working from home at the moment. This role will, however, be partially office-based in London, Leeds or Birmingham, when this becomes possible.
The Brilliant Club is planning to be a provider for the National Tutoring Programme to support the national catch up effort in England following school closures in response to COVID-19 and have submitted a bid to the Education Endowment Fund. If successful, The Brilliant Club is looking to recruit two dynamic and driven individuals as NTP Managers. As a leader within the Brilliant Tutoring Programme (BTP) team, this role will play an important part in managing programme delivery, including ensuring that the goals and targets agreed with the Education Endowment Fund are met. Both BTP Managers will directly line manage a team of up to six BTP Programme Officers, who each manage a cluster of School-PhD Tutor relationships. The two BTP Managers will work closely alongside each other to lead and support the wider BTP team of Programme Officers and a BTP Coordinator. The BTP Managers will ensure excellent programme management from the Programme Officers. They will work closely with the Scholars Programme recruitment, school partnerships and regional teams and work collaboratively with Scholars Programme Regional Managers to manage Brilliant Club School relationships and ensure PhD tutors are recruited and trained to deliver placements. Each BTP Manager will also take on responsibility for a specific programme oversight: course development and quality assurance and programme delivery systems.
The Brilliant Club exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. 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.