Teacher Support and Ogden Isaac Fellowship Manager, Cambridge

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Start date: As Soon AS Possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Teacher Support and Ogden Isaac Fellowship Manager

Isaac Physics is a National project funded by the Depart for Education England and The Ogden Trust that is directed by staff of the University of Cambridge. The project's aims are to widen participation in Physics and encourage students to go on and study Physics at the next stage of their career, from GCSE to University. Isaac offers attainment raising resources but our ideology is to "learn by doing", that is to understand by solving physics problems not by memorisation and regurgitation.

The teacher support manager is crucial to the project meeting its key performance indicators in activity and quality assuring the delivery of our events. Isaac's success is measured by its impact on its users, but it is also evaluated on the numbers of teacher and students it engages at face to face events and online. It is the responsibility of this role to monitor and improve these numbers. The role holder will also be expected to support project teacher ambassadors and to provide personal support for teachers to promote their engagement with the OPAL (open platform for active learning).

Isaac is looking for a dynamic and resourceful individual, who uses their initiative and can respond calmly under pressure, to deliver and develop strategies to increase teacher and student engagement while maintaining the projects ideology. The role holder will have used Isaac Physics as a teacher and experienced a face to face event. They will have excellent attention to detail, be able to solve physics problems at first year university level, have taught physics or mechanics in the English education system and have advanced IT skills. The teacher support manager must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, feel comfortable delivering continuing professional development to teachers, face to face and online, and have experience of delivering large scale events (e.g conferences) for students and teachers. Finally, the role holder should be prepared to work extended days and weekends at intensive periods during the academic year and be willing to undertake some travel.

We would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible after the 1st November 2019 and the tenure of this role will be 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Please contact Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright ljw21@cam.ac.uk if you have any queries relating to the role.

Please quote reference KA20624 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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