Applications are now closed for 2023/24 Join the Dots and Scholars Programme placements.

Our 2024/25 recruitment cycle will begin in March 2024. Any applications submitted before then will be held in a pool.

For support with your application form, please refer to this guidance document.

If you have any queries or require further information, please email our Recruitment Team at apply@thebrilliantclub.org. If you would like to discuss your access requirements ahead of applying to work with us, please contact Rosa Smith (Director of Tutor Engagement) at apply@thebrilliantclub.org.

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The Scholars Programme - Application Form

We will use this to place you in a school in your region if you are running an in person placement.

If you are unsure what to select, please check this list of which Local Authorities we allocate to each region.

We are not currently recruiting tutors in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Section 1: Personal Details
We use the following information for tracking your application and evaluating our recruitment in line with equal opportunities legislation. The information given here is not shared with anyone else and in no way affects the success of your application to work as a Brilliant Club tutor.

This is the first name on your legal documents, e.g. birth certificate/passport.

This is the last name on your legal documents, e.g. birth certificate/passport.

This is the first name you would like to be called.

This is the last name you would like to be called.

This helps us understand the best way to address you. For example, choose ‘She/her’ if you would like us to say, “She’s celebrating her birthday today!” on your birthday.

** We work with fantastic tutors with disabilities and want to continue to do so.  We are asking for this information in order to best support your application and any future work with us and will never make a decision on your suitability to work as a tutor based on this disclosure.

Please note The Brilliant Club processes your personal data in order to assess your needs, to identify support required and to put this support in place, including recommended adjustments for assessment centres and tutorial delivery. If you require external services, for example, taxis or interpreter services, we will be required to provide limited personal data to the third party to set up the service.
All your personal data is stored confidentially and in accordance with The Brilliant Club’s Privacy Notice.

Section 2: Contact Details

Preferably your mobile phone number. Please leave no spaces.

Please separate lines by commas, e.g. Flat 7, 14 Woodland Road, London.

Section 3: Academic History


Enter the date you completed, or will complete, your PhD

Please select the university where you are currently studying or teaching. Please note we recruit from all universities - if your institution is not listed here, please write it in "Current University (Other)" below.

Please select the university where you are studying for your PhD, or where you completed your doctoral research. Please note we recruit from all universities - if your institution is not listed here, please write it in "PhD University - other".

Master's Degree

Bachelor's Degree

A Level

Section 4: How did you hear about The Brilliant Club
Please click on all relevant options.

Section 5: Employment and Placement Details

You must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK in order for us to process your application to work as a Scholars Programme tutor. The following groups will typically be eligible: UK citizens, EU nationals and international students residing with a Tier IV visa. If you do not fit into one of these groups then please check your eligibility HERE before proceeding.

Unfortunately you won't be able to apply to be a tutor, as all applicants must have legal Right to Work in the UK.

Thank you for your interest

Please outline your professional/ employment history to date.
Please include the name of each place of employment and the dates you were employed there.                                        

e.g. Employer 1: October 2017-August 2018
      GAP due to childcare: September 2018 – September 2020
      Employer 2: October 2020- present

There shouldn't be any gaps that you haven't accounted for in the dates you have provided. If you have not been in any previous employment, please state 'No previous employment.'

Employer 2

Employer 3

Employer 4

Employer 5

The Brilliant Club provides enhanced disclosure DBS checks for all its PhD tutors. These show all unspent convictions. A conviction does not necessarily mean we will not be able to place you in a school, however an unspent conviction can make it more challenging to place a PhD tutor in a school. We approach these on a case-by-case basis in discussion with the PhD tutor and potential placement schools. If you have any questions on this, please contact tutorhr@thebrilliantclub.org, and the team will be happy to set up a phone call to discuss this further.
Section 6: Assessment Questions
Please provide developed responses to the questions below. We encourage you to utilise the 200 words word limit.

Programme Preferences

For more information about The Scholars Programme please click HERE

Applications are now closed for Join the Dots for 23/24 and will reopen in April 24/25

For more information about The Brilliant Tutoring Programme please click HERE

(If you are applying for the Brilliant Tutoring Programme, please ensure you meet our eligibility criteria.)

For more information about Join the Dots Programme please click HERE
Privacy Policy

At The Brilliant Club we take your privacy seriously. By ticking this box, you confirm that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy, and that you are consenting to The Brilliant Club using your personal information for the purposes of administering your account and providing the products and services you have requested from us.

By completing this form, you agree that The Brilliant Club may retain your application data for up to 2 years. We do this in order to be able to report to our partner universities on recruitment trends and to improve our understanding of our recruitment processes. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting data@thebrilliantclub.org specifying in the subject field that you wish to withdraw consent.

Some of our Assessment Centres are recorded for training and monitoring purposes. Recordings are stored securely and will not be shared beyond The Brilliant Club staff involved in assessing candidates. The legal basis on which we collect this information is legitimate interest, as doing so assists us in ensuring that our interview process is fair and effective. If you are invited and do not wish for your assessment centre to be recorded for the above purposes, please contact apply@thebrilliantclub.org ahead of your scheduled date.