Programme Assistant

We are looking for a passionate programme assistant to help us change the lives of hundreds of young people from around the UK.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation funded by both governments to promote educational exchange between the US and the UK. The Commission offers prestigious Awards for postgraduate study and academic research in the US, as well as an Advisory Service. As part of the EducationUSA advising network, the Advisory Service is the only official source of US study information in the UK.                   

As part of our advising mission, we deliver the Sutton Trust US programme. Working in partnership with the Sutton Trust, one of the UK’s leading social mobility charities, the ambitious programme gives highly talented, deserving state school students a taster of US culture and higher education through an annual programme of support, including London-based residentials and a week-long summer programme at a US university campus. Those students interested in pursuing a full undergraduate degree in the US receive one-to-one guidance and application support from the team throughout the admissions and financial aid process in the autumn. 

This role supports three programme managers and the director to work with the students, by helping to administrate the programme – including supporting programme selection, residential coordination, US admissions advice, through to pre-departure programming before students enrol at a US institution. The programme is administered by the Fulbright Commission, and the assistant sits in the Advisory Service team within the Commission. 

You will offer a passion for higher education and a willingness to learn. You’ll have a great eye for detail, be organised and be efficient. You’ll be able to spot problems before they arise and excel at ensuring processes are followed – all while being sympathetic to our students. Given the mission of our organisation and the nature of the Sutton Trust US Programme, candidates with personal experience with the US higher education system will be at a strong advantage. Also helpful for the role will be experience of working with young people either in a professional or volunteering capacity.

In return, US-UK Fulbright Commission offers exceptional opportunities for people interested in international education and you will be able to develop and hone your skills. You will join a small but dynamic and highly-motivated team of colleagues who are passionate about their work. Our staff benefits scheme includes a 20 days annual leave in addition to days the office is closed.

Please note, you must have the prior legal right to work in the UK. 

Location: Central London

Salary: £25,100 (includes London weighting)

Closing date:  Monday, 30 October 2017 (9am GMT)

How to apply:

  1. Complete an application form and send it, along with a copy of your CV, to with the subject line "Job Application – Communications Manager & Educational Adviser"
  2. Complete an Equality Monitoring Form

Your application will only be considered if you complete both steps.