Translation Manager

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


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 Role

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.

Main responsibilities
Management of translators and proofreaders:

Project management:

Improving the translation process:

Essential skills and experience

You’ll ideally have experience of:

Personal attributes


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

Timetable for applications

Closing date: 9am Monday 14th August

Face-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.
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