Based: Cambridge, with flexible homeworking and travel to other sites and event venues
Rate: £35 - 40K
Basis: 1 year fixed term contract; full-time, part-time, or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK
The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world. It’s a deliberately bold statement of our intent. Since launching our first product in February 2012, we have sold more than 14 million Raspberry Pi computers, and helped kickstart a global movement to get more people involved in computing and digital making. We’ve trained thousands of teachers and engaged hundreds of thousands of young people in our educational programmes, including in our network of more than 10,000 Code Clubs. Our free educational resources are used by millions of people every year. We are also working hard at building our profile and expanding our reach into new audiences of potential digital makers.
To make sure that our programmes and educational resources are accessible and useful to people all over the world, we are looking for a Translation Manager to create and manage volunteer and professional translation processes.
You will work closely with internal teams, external professional translators, and our passionate volunteer translator community - so the ability to communicate with different types of people will be essential.
Managing our translators will keep you busy with tasks such as answering queries, providing guidance and instruction on how to translate our materials, testing projects, and uploading them to our website.
We want to make our translation process easier and more attractive to volunteers, so you’ll be someone who can turn their hand to process design, and to building and supporting a community of people.
Familiarity with using online educational resource platforms and managing translators is key - if you have experience in managing technical translations, this will be considered a huge bonus.
Our wider team is based across two offices, in Cambridge and London, with some people working remotely. While this role is based in Cambridge, you’ll need to be comfortable working with remote team members. The role will sit within the Product Management team, which manages new product development, including localisation of those products.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a unique place to work, with a fantastic team and positive work culture, so we are also looking for the right personality to fit into the organisation.
Management of translators and proofreaders:
- Manage processes for selecting translators, revisers, and reviewers to meet quality standards
- Communicate effectively with translators and proofreaders
- Support translator and proofreader enquiries and research any translation queries
- Manage the entire localisation life cycle for multiple products and resources
- Negotiate deadlines and rates with vendors, ensuring each project is on budget
- Establish and maintain excellent relationships with translators, including our volunteer community
- Perform checks at various stages of the process to ensure quality and accuracy
Improving the translation process:
- Find and implement new creative tools and platforms for translation
- Feed into our translation strategy, focusing on key markets for our materials
- Analyse and report on progress and improvements
Essential skills and experience
- Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; other languages would be an asset
- Experience in project management across teams, and in designing workflows
- Attention to detail, with the ability to multitask, meet deadlines and manage budgets
- Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
- Independence in carrying out assigned tasks
- Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
- Literate in MS Office, Google Apps, and competent in other aspects of an electronic environment
You’ll ideally have experience of:
- Translation and localisation
- Analysing data using tools such as Google Analytics to inform strategic decisions
- Experience of working in GitHub
- Some basic programming skills would be helpful
- Enthusiastic, a self-starter, and excited about our mission and the work we do
- Assertive, and comfortable managing a wide variety of people
- Interested in using your skills to change the world
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 25 days' leave, plus public holidays.
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Pension with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions.
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance.
- Good support for working parents, including family leave policy.
- Cycle to work, season ticket loan, and childcare voucher schemes.
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 9am Monday 14th AugustFace-to-face interviews: From week commencing 21st August.
* Please apply even if you are not available for interview during that week - and let us know in your cover letter - as alternative arrangements can be made for the right candidate.