We work across the UK, mobilizing the PhD community to support students who are less advantaged to access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there.
Why work for us
The Brilliant Club’s Researcher Development Programme offers PhD and early career researchers a meaningful, professionally developmental, paid tutoring opportunity.
Training with The Brilliant Club and working as a Scholars Programme tutor enables researchers to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience, gain valuable teaching and public-engagement experience, and deepen their knowledge of the UK education system.
Training and development
You will be supported to deliver university-style tutorials to small groups of pupils.
To prepare for your placements, all tutors take part in a pedagogical training programme. We offer a blended approach, combining online training with regional in-person training to build community and allow you to meet your Brilliant Club colleagues.
Our training consists of:
- Core pedagogy sessions focusing on course design, tutorial planning, pupil engagement, and assessment.
- Elective sessions that focus on topics such as the UK school system and teaching sensitive topics.
- Child protection and safeguarding.
- Social events.
What we are looking for
We are looking for PhD students and graduates keen to receive expert training and real experience to develop teaching and other transferable skills.
Our tutors earn from £550 per placement and an additional £121 for designing a new course and travel expenses (plus up to £80 London weighting), and they join a nationwide community of like-minded researchers making a significant impact.
All researchers who work with us are asked on a termly basis whether they are available. The Brilliant Club team will then look to place every available tutor in a local school.
Across the UK
Number of employees
100 full-time staff, 1000 tutors
Main areas of research
University access and success, we welcome specialists in all academic areas
Positions recently recruited for
Tutors across our core programmes: the Scholars Programme, Brilliant Tutoring Programme, Join the Dots and Make your Mark
Desired degree disciplines/class
Master’s degree, current PhD student, PhD graduate
How to apply
Rolling application process, recruiting tutors for 2023/24 academic year
Tel +44 020 3758 3991