Learning Manager (Post-16 Education)
Learning Manager (Post-16 Education)
Based: Cambridge or partly remote (UK only)
Rate: £35500 – £40500, dependent on experience
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
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 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. We are now looking for a Learning Manager with expertise and interest in post-16 education as it relates to computer science to help us deliver this exciting programme.
Reporting to the Senior Learning Manager (Post 16 Education), you will work in a team responsible for creating, collating, and managing learning materials for A Level computer science. You will work closely with developers and researchers implementing the resources, so you’ll need to be an excellent team player.
The ideal candidate will be confident in their knowledge of computer science and also have the ability to approach it from a student’s perspective. You’ll be passionate about improving quality of, and access to, A-Level computer science education across the UK and have a good understanding of computing education within 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.
- Develop learning material for students of computing at Key Stage 5, to be delivered through an online platform and at events across the UK
- Contribute to the development of materials for teacher CPD in computer science
- Through content, online features, and tools, co-design pathways that encourage continued learning
- Ensure accuracy and appropriateness of learning materials, technical information, and tools through robust fact-checking, user testing, and copy review
- Devise and produce physical computing resource packs
- Collaborate with other Learning Managers to uphold high standards and adhere to agreed style guides and best practices
- Develop and implement a schedule for maintenance and continual improvement of materials
- Represent the Raspberry Pi Foundation at stakeholder and other events
- Utilise data insights to gain a deep understanding of our impact and of user behaviour, and use this understanding to continually improve our materials, tools, and digital platform
- Contribute to regular output of content, such as newsletters, website updates, and reports
- Establish good communications within the team, and more widely with partners across the programme
Experience and personal attributes
You should have:
- Excellent subject knowledge of computer science at A Level, and preferably beyond
- An understanding of computer science education and pedagogy at A Level
- Excellent written English, as well as editing skills
- The ability to produce engaging written and recorded materials
- Experience of content production for digital platforms
- Hands-on experience with content management systems (e.g. WordPress)
- A proven track record of delivering projects that meet the desired objectives
- The ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity
- Willingness to learn, and an interest in developments in the field
Ideally you’ll also have:
- A teaching qualification, or teaching experience
- 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, and Slack)
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 25 days’ annual leave
- 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: 28 November 2018
Face-to-face interviews: 10 December 2018