Digital Making Workshop Facilitators

Woking, England, United Kingdom


Location: Surrey or Bournemouth
Salary: £100 per day
Basis: Fixed-term contract, approx. ten weeks; beginning July – beginning September, with training in June; part-time, two days a week for consecutive weeks
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK

About us

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.

In October 2015 we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest sustained global efforts to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.

The role

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a youth programme for 15- to 17-year-olds, designed to help them build confidence and abilities. It runs in three phases, the second of which focuses on building participants’ skills. Following a successful pilot to include digital making in Phase Two of the NCS programme, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is partnering with the National Citizen Service Trust to offer digital making to more participants this summer.

We are looking for facilitators to deliver instruction and support to participants during these digital making workshops, helping them to learn basic coding skills and build digital projects. You will deliver the two-day digital making activities for participants at one of our two locations in Surrey or Bournemouth in tandem with another facilitator. We will provide training on the activities that you will be running, as well as on NCS programme specifics. In addition to teaching some Python basics to the participants, you will support them in building digital projects that meet the need of a community group they have met on the NCS programme.

You will need to be comfortable speaking in front of a group of up to 100 young people, though primarily you will work with smaller groups. In addition, you should have intermediate knowledge of Python, since you will need to debug beginners’ code and navigate StackExchange with a degree of confidence.

The NCS workshop programme will run in two-day sessions throughout summer, usually with one session per week from early July to early September.. Therefore, we are looking for facilitators to work with us for as much of the summer as possible. You will also need to attend a two-day training session in May/June (this will be scheduled around your availability). If you are interested but unable to be present for all the workshop sessions, do still apply, as we may be able to fit you into the schedule.

Main responsibilities

Experience and personal attributes

You should:

You’ll ideally have:

Timetable for applications

Closing date: 17.00 BST, 27th April, 2018
Face-to-face interviews: w/c 7th May, 2018

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