Curriculum Lead Teacher

1851 TrustPortsmouth

We are looking for a new member of our team to help deliver the 1851 Trust’s key education programmes and be responsible for developing new teaching resources and programmes.

An exciting opportunity for a teacher to work in the charity sector alongside elite sports teams

We are seeking a forward-thinking and motivated teacher with Key Stage 3 maths, science or design technology experience to join the 1851 Trust team as out curriculum lead teacher.

Office location: Remote working but with regular visits to the Base at INEOS TEAM UK in Portsmouth

Are you:

  • Motivated by supporting peers to help them raise the aspirations of their students,
  • Passionate about ensuring lessons are engaging and inclusive to all students and at the cutting edge of current thinking in educational pedagogy,
  • Excited by the power of sport and role models being used to inspire young people?
  • If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

About the 1851 Trust

The 1851 Trust is a game-changing specialist education charity working with sporting world champions. Having taken our programmes, led by, across the UK, this is a fantastic opportunity to join us to achieve exciting ambitions to go global and into new elite sports.

We are a small team, but we have high profile supporters and a reputation for excellence. Accordingly, we are seeking someone with a ‘can do’ attitude to tackling tasks and a willingness to go the extra mile. In return, we offer you an exciting environment in which to work, excellent chances to exceed expectations, and the support of a team committed to delivering outstanding educational opportunities for young people.

Main Purpose

  • To develop new resources for our learning hub, to deliver face to face teaching and to help develop further STEM education programmes.
  • Develop new resources and contribute to future resource planning for our online learning hub .
  • Deliver teaching both online and face to face during STEM Crew events
  • Contribute to teacher CPD of the STEM Crew community and support for teachers at partner schools.
  • Engage with STEM Crew audiences and other education initiatives to provide insights on the use of digital resources in schools and opportunities to maintain STEM Crew’s high quality reputation.
  • Input into organisational strategy to help shape the direction of our education focus.
  • Promote the Trust’s education programmes to new audiences and partners to increase adoption by teachers and schools (including through digital channels)

Project-based responsibilities to support the development of new content and functionality:

  • Developing further education projects for the Trust, e.g. awards, competitions or partnerships with appropriate STEM organisations.
  • Work with the Head of Education to develop new educational resources and programmes for other partners and funders and which improve the Trust’s educational offer
  • Manage a small team of teacher contractors when needed. (leader)

Desired skills, experience, approach to working

  • Fully qualified teacher in maths, science or DT (Key stage 3 experience).
  • Full working knowledge of safeguarding legislation and able to advise and act upon safeguarding procedure within the Trust.
  • Experience within a school environment, or in an educational environment outside of the classroom.
  • Understanding of the KS2, KS3 and KS4 STEM curriculum, with working knowledge of at least one key stage.
  • Able to both develop and deliver STEM lessons using the inspiration of elite sporting and sustainability contexts and the current curriculum to a high standard.
  • Experience or understanding of promoting education initiatives to schools.
  • Innovative and creative, able to help the Trust develop further education projects.
  • Confident, able to build relationships with schools and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledgeable about local STEM networks and National STEM initiatives
  • Ability to interact professionally on social media platforms and seek out education accounts aligned with the values of the 1851 Trust.

Personal skills

  • Committed to the 1851 Trust’s aims and objectives of providing opportunities to young people
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of professionalism when working with partners, schools and stakeholders
  • An enthusiasm to keep abreast of new developments in education
  • Creative, able to think out of the box and try new things
  • Strong team player but able to work largely unsupervised
  • Willing to travel to regional and national meetings and events, including out of office hours

Please note: The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in line with our Child Protection and Safer Recruitment Policies.

How to apply:

Please visit for more information on the 1851 Trust.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter setting out why you’d like to join us, to Beverley Smith ( Closing date 14th January 2021.

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