CEO for Project Access UK
Passion and drive trumps experience!
Do you want to systemically change the game in university access?
Are you ready to build our organisation to ten times its size in the next three years?
Like many startups, Project Access started in a dorm room, with four driven students deciding that it was within their means to create a scalable solution to the access problem that could systemically change the playing field in university admissions. Since then we’ve grown our mentor network to over 1,000 students and helped over 600 applicants so far.
Having grown Project Access UK from a student movement to a tech-enabled charity with university revenue streams and huge growth potential, our CEO, Anna, is ready to move on.
We’re looking for a hungry, impact-driven individual who wants to make this organisation reach its true potential. In the next three years we think we can revolutionise the access space in the way that Teach First revolutionised the teaching space, or in the way that the Brilliant Club changed academic study in schools. We’re now looking for the individual to take on that challenge.
You’ll work closely with Anna during the first month to learn the ropes, and then set out to recruit the team you’ll need to help you build this up. You’ll have the support of the amazing international team to help you with strategy as well as a strong trustee board to guide you as you take this to the next level.
The right candidate for this role will
Have a passion for solving the access issue and ensuring that all students, regardless of background, have the tools they need to apply to a top university when that is what they want
Have a drive to get things done and grow quickly
Get excited rather than overwhelmed by a highly ambitious goal
Taking this on will be like starting your own charity start-up, but with a well-developed starting point and user base. It will not be easy, and you will have to take charge and shape everything according to what you think will be the best path for the charity – from making growth predictions and budgets, to hiring a team, to pitching to new university partners and working with a tech team to ensure the platforms serve our mission in the best way possible.
You’ll have a lot of support and a great community around you, but the decisions, direction and growth will ultimately be in your hands. If this sounds exciting to you, then you may be the perfect fit!
Location: Bush House, 30 Aldwych London
Salary: Competitive salary for someone 2-3 years into their career
Application deadline: Sunday 5th of May
Interviews: to be held on the 9th and 10th of May (final round on the 17th of May)
Start date: June
What you’ll need to apply:
CV and LinkedIn link
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