Director of Educator Support, Cambridge or partly remote (UK only)

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Raspberry Pi FoundationCambridge or partly remote (UK only)

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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £55500 – £65000, dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Director of Educator Support

Based: Cambridge or partly remote (UK only)
Rate: £55500 – £65000, dependent on experience
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK

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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 a Director of Educator Support to drive this  programme forward.

This new role, reporting to the Chief  Learning Officer, is an exciting opportunity to help us expand our  existing work to support educators who are teaching computing in  schools. You will manage a team working on projects related to content  development, online learning, and face-to-face training for primary and  secondary school computing teachers. You will also lead our work to  develop and engage a community of educators, including through our  termly magazine.

We’re looking for a highly motivated and  effective leader who is able to head a new area of the Foundation’s  work. You’ll be passionate about improving the quality of, and  broadening access to, computing education across the UK, and you will  have have a good understanding of primary and secondary school computing  education. 

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

  • Lead  a team that is focused on supporting the teaching and learning of  computing for both primary- and secondary-age children in formal  education settings
  • Oversee the development of world-class educational materials, online courses, and face-to-face training
  • Lead  on the development of evidence-based pedagogy and assessment in school  computing, disseminated through a series of publications for teachers
  • Take responsibility for KPIs measuring engagement and delivery, reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage a substantial budget and ensure effective financial management of related areas of work
  • Work collaboratively with a wide range of partners and subcontractors
  • As a member of the leadership team, contribute to the overall mission, strategy, and direction for the Foundation
  • Represent the Raspberry Pi Foundation to external audiences and stakeholders

Experience and personal attributes

You should have:

  • Experience of teaching computing in primary or secondary schools
  • Understanding of the computing curriculum in primary and secondary education
  • A proven track record of delivering projects that meet the desired objectives
  • Experience of leading and supporting a team
  • Experience of managing budgets effectively
  • The ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity
  • A supportive and collaborative approach to leadership
  • Willingness to travel, primarily within the UK

You’ll ideally also have:

  • An understanding of education and education policy in computing or STEM
  • A degree in a relevant subject

Benefits

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: 19th December 2018
Face-to-face interviews: 10th & 11th January 2019



Job location

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