United Learning is developing a coherent, ambitious and aspirational curriculum to support our growing number of primary teachers across England. The curriculum will help to reduce our teachers’ workload and will help to make sure that all of our pupils receive an excellent education.
We are therefore recruiting a team of four curriculum writers, who will each be responsible for designing and developing our English, Mathematics, Science or Geography curriculum.
As a primary curriculum writer for English, Mathematics, Science or Geography, your main responsibility will be to develop outstanding resources for half termly units, such as teacher subject knowledge packs; assessment materials; and knowledge organisers, as well as slides and resources for individual lessons. You will work alongside primary teachers to test, refine and improve the resources, and the resources will be shared with all of our schools through our bespoke curriculum website.
You will join a team which includes a Regional Director for Primary Education, a curriculum project lead, and other curriculum writers. This an exciting opportunity to work alongside the wider curriculum design team, to help shape our vision for the curriculum, and to develop resources that will have a very tangible and positive impact for teachers. The roles will be line managed by the curriculum project lead.
The roles are offered as part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed-term, one-year contracts. They are predominantly home based, but some travel to our schools and our main office locations in London or Peterborough may also be required from time to time. As such, these exciting roles will also allow you a large degree of flexibility.
Interviews for the Geography and Science roles will take place in London on Friday 8th November. Candidates will be notified of an invitation to interview on Monday 4th November.
Interviews for the Mathematics and English roles will take place in London on Friday 22nd November. Candidates will be notified of their invitation to interview on Thursday 14th November.
You will have a passion for your subject and have proven expertise in sequencing core knowledge across a unit and within a lesson. You will be able to work autonomously and should have experience in delivering at pace to agreed timelines and project plans. Teaching experience in your subject (at primary or secondary) is required, and a degree in your subject is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to leverage influence at all levels of an organisation, and to work effectively in a wider team of curriculum writers. They will be able to demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm for their subject and be able to inspire this in others. They will also have expertise in responding to feedback from teachers and should be able to combine rigour and high expectations with personal tact and discretion.
You will be aligned to United Learning’s values and embody our ethos of bringing out ‘the best in everyone’, and will demonstrate this in all that you do, be it developing resources or visiting schools to test and refine them.
Rewards and Benefits
- A competitive salary
- Excellent additional benefits
- A commitment to your career development
- A wide range of CPD opportunities
- Opportunities to network
- A dynamic welcoming team
- The opportunity to change children’s lives.
United Learning is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
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United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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