Content Specialist

Education Endowment FoundationWestminster

About Us 

We are the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), an independent grant-making charity that is committed to ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.

We offer grants to a variety of organisations, such as schools, local authorities and charities, to trial new projects aiming to help 3 – 18 year olds succeed, whether that’s improving their educational performance, giving them valuable life skills or preparing them for the world of work or further study.

High quality research and evaluation is at the heart of our work. We look for projects with evidence that they have the potential to raise attainment. We then commission an evaluation, largely using randomised controlled trials, to build on and extend the existing evidence.

We are now offering secondment opportunities for a new team of Content Specialists to join us on a part-time basis from mid/late August for one year fixed-term and to cover the following domains of expertise: maths, literacy, science, learning behaviours, SEN, and the early years.


About the Role

We know this is a difficult time for schools and teachers. It has been a tough year of partial closures, grappling with providing remote provision and face-to-face teaching, and there are likely more challenges ahead. If you are interested in supporting schools across England as they rise to this challenge, using evidence to inform their teaching and support for pupils – especially the most disadvantaged- these roles could be for you…


About You

As a Content Specialist, you’ll be a crucial link between the actual experience teaching in schools and the research evidence.

You’ll play a vital role across the EEF in making sure our work is relevant, accessible, and ultimately useful to teachers.

As experts with a deep understanding of practice, with some experience of supporting other teachers, along with using high-quality evidence to inform your work, you’ll have the opportunity to influence both practice and national policy.

We will support you to succeed in this exciting and ambitious role. You can be based anywhere in England, and we’d expect most of these roles to be on a secondment, part- time basis (current content specialists teach and lead in their schools). 

For more information on the roles, and what we are looking for, along with examples of what the current team have achieved so far (before they head back to their schools), please see the full job description.  


How to Apply

If you’re seeking a challenge with the potential to create a positive impact as a Content Specialist, head over to our recruitment portal to download the full job description and submit your application.

As part of the application, you will be invited to complete an Equal Opportunities section. Completing this aspect of the application is not mandatory and will not affect or be linked to your application.

Please note the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The closing date for this role is midnight, 3 March 2021, with first-round interviews taking place from the week commencing 15 March 2021.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on our ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time-frame.

All applicants must already have the right to work in the UK as we regret that we are unable to sponsor visas.

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