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.
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 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.
The Brilliant Club is planning to be a provider for the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) 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 a Recruitment Officer to join our new National Tutoring Programme team. The Brilliant Club has a commitment to delivering consistent outcomes for our pupils, as outlined in The Path to Outcomes strategy. Ensuring that we recruit strong new tutors is essential to the effective set up of our new Brilliant Tutoring Programme and the Recruitment Officer will play a core role in this.
The role requires a proactive, driven candidate who is well-organised and able to balance a variety of different workstreams. The Recruitment Officer will work with the Area Director for Tutor Engagement and the Brilliant Tutoring Programme team to ensure that tutor recruitment is delivered effectively. They will be managing several aspects of tutor recruitment, from initial campaigns through to tutor onboarding and will be supporting both the National Tutoring Programme and Scholars Programme teams to ensure there are tutors available across all regions and for both programmes. We think this is a great opportunity to join The Brilliant Club as we implement a new programme, ensuring that we continue to deliver consistent outcomes whilst continuing to expand our partnerships with schools and universities.
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.