Based: Cambridge, or partly remote (UK only)
Rate: £35500 – £40500, dependent on experience
Basis: 18-month contract, part-time (3 days per week)
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK
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 Foundation is part of a consortium that has secured more than £82 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.
As part of this work, we are undertaking a ‘Gender Balance in Computing’ research project to explore new initiatives to enable more girls to engage with and study computing. The project will include the development of online learning materials, resources, teacher training events, and collaborations with partner organisations to run programmes in schools. We are now looking for a Learning Manager who will help our team deliver this exciting project.
Reporting to the Director of Informal Learning, you will be responsible for developing a range of learning materials to support the interventions we have planned. You’ll be passionate about broadening access to computing education across the UK, and you’ll have a good understanding of computing education in schools.
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.
- Devise, develop, and collate high-quality learning materials for computing education
- Develop and facilitate online and face-to-face courses for teachers of Computing involved in research trials
- Work with the ‘Gender Balance in Computing’ research team to develop teaching and learning materials for interventions as part of the wider project
- Ensure accuracy and appropriateness of learning materials, technical information, and tools through robust fact-checking, user testing, and copy review
- Collaborate with other Learning Managers to uphold high standards and adhere to agreed style guides and best practises
- Use insights gained from feedback and analytics data to adopt a continued improvement approach to the materials, tools, and our digital platform
- Maintain good communication within the team, and more widely with partners across the programme
Experience and personal attributes
You should have:
- An understanding of computing education and pedagogy in education
- A proven track record of delivering projects that meet the desired objectives
- The ability to produce engaging written and recorded materials
- Experience of content production for digital platforms
- An interest in computing pedagogy and assessment
- The ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity
Ideally you’ll also have:
- A teaching qualification, or teaching experience
- An interest in, or experience of, evidence-based teaching and research
- An understanding of digital content production processes, SEO, and agile methodology
- Proficiency in, or the ability to easily transition to using, collaborative software and productivity tools (e.g. Trello, G Suite, Slack)
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 25 days’ annual leave pro rata
- Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
- Investment in professional development and learning for all employees
- Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
- Generous family leave policy
- Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
- Regular organisation-wide maker days to improve your digital making skills
- Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
- Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, drinks in all our offices
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 17:00 BST, 21 June 2019
Face-to-face interviews: 25 and 26 June 2019