Basis: Full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the UK
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new skills.
The Foundation is part of a consortium that has secured over £84 million in government funding to make sure every child in every school in England has access to a world-leading computing education. Working with our partners, STEM Learning and the British Computer Society, we have established a new National Centre for Computing Education and are delivering a comprehensive programme of support for computing teachers in primary and secondary schools. This includes resources, training, research, certification, and more.
We are looking for a passionate educator with excellent computer science knowledge to join us to produce world-leading computer science resources across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Reporting to the Senior Learning Manager for Secondary, you will work as part of a team to develop units of work and online training course content, aligned to the curriculum in England and used by teachers all over the world.
The ideal candidate will be confident in their knowledge of computing and computer science, and of education related to these fields. They will have experience of implementing sound pedagogy in their delivery of computing education. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to work alongside a talented team that is delivering one of the most ambitious computing education projects in the world.
We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our
mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.
- Develop learning materials for teachers and students of computing at Key Stages 3 and 4 that help to improve the results and engagement of students in secondary computing education
- Develop and support a programme of work to deliver world-class training to computer science educators through an online platform
- Ensure high-quality, accurate, and scaffolded learning content that reflects robust, evidence-based pedagogy
- Ensure accuracy and appropriateness of learning materials, technical information, and tools through robust fact-checking, user testing, and copy review
- Collaborate with other members of the team to uphold high standards and adhere to agreed style guides and best practices
You should have:
- Excellent subject knowledge of computing and computer science at secondary level including GCSE
- An understanding of computer science education and pedagogy at secondary level including GCSE
- A teaching qualification or teaching experience
- Excellent written English, as well as editing skills
- The ability to produce engaging written and recorded materials
- A proven track record of delivering projects that meet the desired objectives
- The ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity
Ideally you’ll also have:
- A degree in a relevant subject
- Proficiency in, or the ability to easily transition to using, collaborative software and productivity tools (e.g. Trello, G Suite, and Slack)
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 25 days’ annual leave
- Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
- Investment in professional development and learning for all employees
- Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
- Generous family leave policy
- Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
- Regular organisation-wide maker days to improve your digital making skills
- Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
- Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, drinks in all our offices
Deadline: 8 May 2020 17:00hr BST
Phone interviews: week commencing 11 May 2020
First and second interviews: week commencing 18 May 2020