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Applications for 2024/25 Join the Dots and Scholars Programme placements are now open!

The deadline for this wave of applications, for tutoring in the Autumn term, is Sunday 16th June.

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 / Join The Dots - Application Form

Personal Details
The following information is solely used for internal purposes, including processing your application, and evaluating our recruitment processes. This information does not affect the success of your application as a Brilliant Club tutor and is handled in strict accordance with equal opportunities legislation.

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.



Please select the region where you live and would like to deliver placements. If you are unsure what to select, please check this list.

(Please note, we are not currently recruiting tutors in Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Right to Work

You must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK in order to work as a Brilliant Club Tutor. Please check your eligibility HERE before proceeding.

We require all of our applicants to be eligible to work in the UK.

If you are still unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at apply@thebrilliantclub.org.

You can save your progress at the top of the application form.
National Insurance Number

Criminal Convictions

The Brilliant Club provides enhanced disclosure DBS checks for all its PhD tutors. These show all unspent convictions, and certain spent convictions.

Whilst having a conviction does not automatically disqualify anyone from working as a tutor, we consider convictions on an individual basis through conversations with our PhD tutors and potential placement schools.

If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to tutorhr@thebrilliantclub.org, and our team will gladly discuss this further

Section 2: Contact Details

Please use your primary email address. If you are due to graduate from your PhD soon, please use your personal email address so that we can still contact you once your PhD has been completed.

Preferably your mobile number. Please do not use any spaces.



Additional Personal Details














** 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.



Programme Preferences
Please select the programme or programmes you are applying to tutor/ coach on.

Please note, that if you apply for tutoring on The Scholars Programme, you will also be eligible to tutor on our Join the Dots programme. If you apply for coaching on Join the Dots only, you will not be eligible to tutor on any other programmes.

For more information on The Scholars programme, please click here.

For more information about Join the Dots, please click here.
Postgraduate Education
PhD
All Scholars Programme and Join the Dots tutors must either be currently studying for, or have completed their PhD



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".



















Please note we recruit from all universities - if your institution is not listed here, please write it in "Current University (Other)" below.



Master's and Undergraduate Degree








A-Levels

Employment History
The following section asks you to identify your previous and current employment history. There should not be any un-explained gaps in your employment history. Please ensure to include any employment gaps in the employment gaps section. If you do not have any previous employment, please also provide an explanation in the employment gaps section

Current Employer



Previous Employer 1





Previous Employer 2





Previous Employer 3





Previous Employer 4





Previous Employer 5





Please explain any gaps in your employment history.

Please include start to end date, and full reason for all employment gaps.
Application Questions
Each question has a 200 word limit, which we encourage you to use fully. We value developed answers that showcase your strengths and suitability for the role.

Q1a) The Scholars Programme: Why do you want to work with students in state schools who face barriers to accessing higher education?

Q1b) Join the Dots: Why do you want to work with undergraduate students who face barriers to transitioning to, or succeeding at, university level?
** Please answer both 1a and 1b in the space below if you are applying for both The Scholars Programme and Join the Dots, or just the relevant question if you are applying for a specific programme. **


3a) The Scholars Programme: What do you believe creates excellent teaching? How would you plan to deliver excellent tutorial sessions as a Brilliant Club tutor?

3b) Join the Dots: What do you believe creates excellent coaching? How would you plan to deliver excellent coaching sessions as a Brilliant Club tutor?
** Please answer both 3a and 3b in the space below if you are applying for both The Scholars Programme and Join the Dots, or just the relevant question if you are applying for a specific programme. **

How did you hear about The Brilliant Club?
Please click on all relevant options.


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 will retain your application data in line with our data retention policy. 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.

Recorded Training and Monitoring
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.