Job vacancies

We are currently recruiting for these positions:

Student Programmes Coordinator

Contract: Permanent.

Location: Bedford Square, Central London.

Reports to: Head, Nuffield Research Placements

Salary:  circa £30,000 per annum, dependant on experience

The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance social well-being through funding research in education, welfare and justice and our student programmes; Nuffield Research Placements (NRP) and Q-Step.

NRP provides post-16 students an opportunity to work on a 4-6 week research project alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Over 1000 placements are available across the UK and are aimed at students who come from low income households and do not have a family history of going to university. Our other student programme, Q-Step, aims to create a step change in the development of undergraduate quantitative social science skills in the UK.

We are now seeking an experienced Programme Coordinator to shape and assist in all aspects of the monitoring and coordination of our student programmes

The post holder will play a central role in facilitating the work of the regional NRP coordinators and manage the online application system. They will also be able to influence the development of pilot programmes to complement both Q-Step and NRP and will be expected to represent the Foundation externally. The post holder will work closely on a day-to-day basis with the Head, Nuffield Research Placements, the 2 other members of the Student Programmes team and the wider grants operations team.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent people and programme coordinator with good data-handling skills (including financial information). Candidates with a good working knowledge of the UK education system, science or mathematics education or employer engagement in education would bring notable additional benefits to this role.While the role is varied in nature, there is a strong emphasis on system management and data analysis.

This is a great opportunity to join an exciting organisation and a dynamic team to work on student programmes that make a difference to young people. For full details see the job description.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 10.00 am on 26 April 2019