Job: Researcher (Social Sciences), The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award winning charity that recruits, trains and places doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in low participation schools to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials to small groups of high performing pupils. Over the course of this academic year we will place over 200 researchers to work in schools across London, the South East and the Midlands, where they will work with around 5000 high performing pupils. We are now looking forward to our next round of placements, which will see Brilliant Club tutors work with hundreds of talented young people as they begin to prepare for university.

The Brilliant Club is looking for a researcher working on Arts, Humanities or Social Science topic to deliver programmes in London, the South East and the Midlands. Payment is up to £450 per placement (with several placements available) with travel expenses covered.

We will place a successful candidate in a non-selective state school, where they will work with eight high-performing 16-18 year old pupils, delivering a series of tutorials that takes them beyond the curriculum and helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and ambition necessary to secure places at top universities. Successful candidates typically design a course based on their own research, with recent programmes as varied as ‘Fighting Cancer with Sound Bullets’ and ‘Free Will, Luck and Moral Responsibility’.

A Brilliant Club summer placement offers tutors the chance to complete meaningful and well-paid summer work, whilst communicating their research to a non-specialist audience (increasingly a requirement for research council funding). As well as gaining teaching experience, tutors will deepen their knowledge of the UK education system, helping them understand the backgrounds of the undergraduates studying at their institutions. Our training programme is delivered by qualified teachers and focuses on learning theory and teaching technique, as well as providing practical support for tutors who choose to design their own course. All tutors also take part in a professional induction, including an Enhanced Disclosure DBS Check.

Please find more information by clicking here.

To apply to be a Brilliant Club tutor this summer, please find further information and an application form on our website, www.thebrilliantclub.org, and send the completed form with a copy of your CV to Dr Mary Henes at apply@thebrilliantclub.org

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