Based: Cambridge, with travel to other sites and event venues
Rate: £35,000 - £45,000 p.a.
Basis: 12 month fixed contract. Maternity cover, with potential to become a permanent role
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK
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 over 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 our network of over 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.
We’re looking for a Content and Curriculum Manager to join a team of passionate people to help advance the mission of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
You’ll be responsible for developing content and curriculum to help people learn about digital making and computing. This will include authoring new content, testing and reviewing its effectiveness, and adding to our online curriculum. You will also be helping to support our online and face-to-face teacher-training initiatives through delivering training sessions and engaging with educators before, during, and after the training.
We are looking for someone who has experience in writing educational resources to teach young people how to make with technology, including how to program in both visual and text-based languages, and how to build projects with electronics. We do a lot of our work online, so you should be effective in an electronic environment.
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 in with the organisation.
- Develop educational projects, tutorials, videos, and curriculum that help people learn about digital making and computing
- Collaborate with colleagues and users on project pedagogy and outcomes to ensure a high standard of learning materials
- Proofread and fact-check resources to ensure that technical information is accurate, up to date, and appropriate to the audience
- Maintain high quality online learning materials for hardware, software, and electronics including user documentation, quick reference guides, learning resources, and some content in other languages
- Ensure user experience is of a high standard by gathering feedback from a range of sources, and use feedback to drive improvements in content
- Respond to and help resolve technical feedback through GitHub
- Use analytics and report insights about usage
- Support the development and delivery of both our online and face-to-face teacher training programmes
- Represent The Raspberry Pi Foundation to external audiences, including writing blog posts and magazine articles, attending outreach events, giving talks, and leading workshops
Experience and personal attributes
You should be:
- Passionate about technology, education, and digital making, and familiar with the ecosystems and communities that surround these fields
- Experienced in writing and developing educational materials within a curriculum
- Equipped with a high level of literacy in English including excellent spelling and grammar
- Willing to travel, with the skills to organise travel plans
- Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
You will ideally have:
- At least three years of experience working in education, or for an educational organisation, or in the voluntary sector
- An understanding of education and education policy in computing or STEM
- Experience of creating content for online video
- Experience of working with online collaboration tools such as Google Docs and GitHub
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 0900 GMT Monday 2 October 2017
Face-to-face interviews: Week beginning 9 October 2017