Learning Manager (Secondary - focus on KS4)

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom expand job description ↓


Learning Manager (Secondary)

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

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 now looking for an exceptional Learning Manager to support this programme, specifically the delivery and management of CPD training and classroom resources for Key Stage 3 and 4 educators.

This new role, reporting to the Senior Learning Manager (Secondary), is responsible for the development and facilitation of online courses for teachers of GCSE Computer Science. You’ll be passionate about improving the quality of, and broadening access to, GCSE computer science education across the UK. You will also come equipped with a wealth of experience and 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.

Main responsibilities

  • Design, create and facilitate online learning courses to support secondary computing and GCSE computer science teachers
  • Ensure the 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
  • Develop and implement a schedule for maintenance and continual improvement of materials
  • Contribute to the facilitation of online courses using the delivery platform, including offering support to teachers
  • Utilise the insights gained from the embedded measurement framework to form a deep understanding of impact and user behaviour and adopt a continual improvement approach to the materials, tools, and digital platform
  • Support colleagues who are providing in-person CPD courses and creating online learning content
  • Establish good communications within the team, and more widely with partners across the programme
  • Contribute to the wider user research community, including presenting at meetups and writing blog posts

Experience and personal attributes

You should have:

  • An understanding of the Computing curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4
  • Experience of developing learning materials for students and/or teachers
  • Excellent writing and spoken English, as well as strong editing skills
  • Hands-on experience with content management systems (e.g. WordPress)
  • The ability to produce engaging written and recorded materials
  • Content production experience for digital platforms
  • An interest in computer science pedagogy within UK schools
  • A proven track record of delivering projects that meet the desired objectives
  • The ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity

The following attributes are desirable, but not necessary:

  • A teaching qualification, or teaching experience


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: 08 March 2019
Face-to-face interviews: 15 March 2019

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