Director of Computer Science Education

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Description

Director of Computer Science Education

Based: Cambridge or partly remote (UK only)
Rate: £55500 – £65000, dependent on experience
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
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 the power of computing and 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 computing and digital making.

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 computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.

The role

The Foundation is part of a consortium that has secured over £78 million in government funding to make sure every child in every school in England has access to a world-leading computing education. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way we teach computing and computer science.

Working with our partners, STEM Learning and the British Computer Society, we will establish a new National Centre for Computing Education, and deliver a comprehensive programme of support for computing teachers in primary and secondary schools. This will include resources, training, research, certification, and more.

We are looking for a Director of Computer Science Education to lead a substantial part of this exciting programme of work. Reporting to the Chief Learning Officer, you will manage a team working on projects relating to content development, online learning, and face-to-face training. You will be responsible for the success of those projects, working with relevant stakeholders and partners.

We’re looking for a highly motivated and effective leader who is able to head this new area of the Foundation’s work. You’ll be passionate about improving the quality of, and broadening access to, computing education, and you’ll have a good understanding of school computer science.

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.

Main responsibilities

Experience and personal attributes

You should have:

Benefits

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

Timetable for applications

Closing date: 19 December 2018
Face-to-face interviews: 10th & 11th January, 2018

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