This is an exciting time to join a fast-growing edtech start-up and a friendly team of ex-teachers working hard to make an impact! At VotesforSchools, we are dedicated to giving young people from all backgrounds the skills they need to become informed and active citizens who are part of a cohesive society. As one of three Content Developers, you will work closely with the team to design cutting edge SMSC and British values resources that bring topical issues to life, whilst driving our impact through partnerships and data analysis.
Skills and experience:
- Passionate about young people having a voice and helping them understand the world around them.
- Independent in your work ethic yet able to support other members of the team, both leading your own projects and assisting others when necessary.
- Able to communicate with a variety of stakeholders; from school leaders to partner charities, influencers and politicians.
- Able to work to tight deadlines and manage your time effectively.
- Excited about shaping the direction of a start-up with huge potential.
- Driven to initiate new projects that are informed by research and evidence.
- Adaptable and open to taking on new roles. The business is likely to expand in the coming years and you are likely to take on more responsibility quickly.
- Ambitious and creative in your vision for the future of education.
- Experience teaching primary aged pupils
- A passion for and knowledge of current affairs, global issues and British politics.
- A drive to improve the learning / life outcomes for young people around the country.
- A broad knowledge of teaching strategies, softwares and resource formats.
- An up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and assessment developments, specifically in PSHE, Citizenship, RSE, SMSC, British values and Prevent.
- A high level of proficiency in producing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
- Experience of data analysis.
- Experience using gDrive components (docs, sheets etc).
The Content Developer will work very closely with the Content team and the Director of Education to:
- Design, create and distribute weekly lesson materials that ensure teachers are fully equipped to cover sensitive or controversial issues, as well as bespoke resources on targeted issues, e.g. substance abuse, consent, gangs.
- Develop ideas for improving and developing the current materials, so that they lead the industry in SMSC and British values delivery.
- Research future curriculum / inspection developments and adapt VotesforSchools resources to fit these criteria.
- Gather meaningful feedback from pupils, teachers and leaders, by visiting schools regularly and creating reliable channels for feedback.
- Pinpoint policy areas or campaigns in which young people’s voices could make an impact and develop partnerships with relevant charities, individuals or businesses who can support us to achieve this.
- Develop assessment materials and supporting resources that help school leaders measure the impact of the VotesforSchools’ programme.
- Analyse the Voterdata from our young people on a weekly basis and come up with creative ways to visualise and publicise it.
- Maintain expertise in the areas of SMSC, British values, Prevent and general pedagogy, as well as knowledge of the competition in our sector.
Other important things:
- As a subscription service that delivers weekly resources, we work to tight deadlines week-in, week-out.
- Teamwork and collaboration are highly valued at VotesforSchools. You will have the opportunity to be involved in all levels of decision making and equally, you are encouraged to innovate and drive your own projects.
- Our office is based in Central London.
- There is flexibility when it comes to working from home.
- Holiday allowance is a generous 28 days, plus a week at Christmas.
Start Date: Asap. We are looking for someone to start before September.
Closing Date: Sunday 30th June.
How to apply:
Please send a CV and a cover letter/email (500 words max) explaining why you think you would excel in this role, to email@example.com The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 30th June. Interviews will be held on the week commencing the 8th July.
|Location||London, with work from home flexibility|
|Deadline||Sunday 30th June 2019|