Since launching in 2013, we’ve worked with over 2,000 young people on year-long programmes that improve academic attainment for some of our most vulnerable young people while, crucially, supporting students’ social and emotional development and wellbeing. We are a small but perfectly formed team of four based in London and our reach stretches from schools in Cumbria down to Penzance.

Having consolidated our work over the last few years, working with partners including Teach First, Nesta, Big Change and the Fair Education Alliance, we are now ready to take things to the next level. We are seeking a deeply committed and eager CEO to drive the organisation forward in terms of scale, depth and breadth of impact.

As CEO, you will lead on the strategic direction and growth of the organisation while also overseeing Franklin Scholars’s day-to-day operations, including making sure that our income grows in line with our ambitions for scale, that all team members are happy, productive and always developing, and that all programmes delivered are of the highest quality.

You will be responsible for exploring and implementing the best strategies for scaling around the country. You’ll manage the organisation’s finances and operating procedures, making improvements to ready us for further scale. You’ll explore strategic opportunities for partnerships and fundraising to support our growth and sustainability. You’ll represent the organisation at conferences and events to raise awareness of our work and further our social mission.

Please download the job description at the link below, and feel free to get in touch if you'd like to have a conversation about the role.


The Franklin Scholars are a school’s most promising Year 10s, who we recruit and train to provide a year-long programme of mentoring and academic support to Year 7s who have struggled in the transition from primary to secondary school.

We are seeking an eager and affable Programme Deliverer to lead Franklin Scholars training sessions in a number of our partner schools. We are looking for a creative communicator and diligent team member to contribute to the impact of an organisation that is excited about building its reach across schools in the UK.

Our training sessions are fun and energetic, immersive and research-based. We have built them to help coach the Franklin Scholars to be better mentors, but to also have an impact on their social and emotional skills, academic attitudes, and attainment in school. Our sessions are very varied – with plenty of team-building games, scaffolded activities, and engaging content.