Molly Cottrill

Pronouns: she/her

Molly joined Action Tutoring in April 2023 as Fundraising Coordinator (Campaigns, Events and Individual Giving).

Molly organises and coordinates fundraising events, such as sponsored runs. She also focuses on increasing individual giving to the charity through campaigns, awareness raising and stewardship.

My favourite thing about working for Action Tutoring is the team-centric mindset. There will always be someone on hand to help you with anything, no matter how big or small. I feel really supported by my colleagues and, equally, I have time and space to support them too. We have such a diverse workforce here at Action Tutoring and everyone has a rich range of experience, skills, and ideas to share.

The thing I love most about my role is the varied nature of it. One minute I can be planning social media posts for a campaign, or writing a blog on an inspiring fundraiser’s challenge, the next I can be calling a donor to thank them for their support. The best part of my job is speaking to fundraisers who have done amazing challenges for us and hearing all their good news, how much they raised, and the personal achievement they succeeded in.

The Department for Education believes it will take a decade to return the attainment gap to pre-pandemic levels. COVID-19 lockdowns and school closures have affected pupil’s learning drastically, and supporting young people facing disadvantage is more important than ever. I’m looking forward to Action Tutoring making more noise at the national level such as campaigning for long term tutoring support in schools and for the government to implement policies that tackle the effects of poverty on academic attainment.