Remote
City of London, Greater London
£30,000 - £35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Position: Learning Manager 

Closing date for Applications: Monday 8th November 2021

Interviews: Rolling basis

Location: Remote with some travel to London 

Start date: ASAP 

Gross Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience

Job type: Full time permanent (open to flexible working)

 

Job description

We are looking for someone to join our team and continue the legacy of creating exceptional learning content that will continue to enrich classrooms across the UK and beyond. 

 

Who we are

Apps for Good is a small independent charity giving young people the skills they need to thrive. For 10 years we’ve worked with teachers to unlock the potential of over 220,000 students around the UK and beyond. Our programmes support young people with the skills and confidence they need to thrive and empower them to be the purposeful innovators of the future.

We’re now embarking on an exciting new chapter. Young people, especially those with experience of disadvantage, are not learning the skills they need to create innovative solutions to climate change. We are creating a new programme, building on our existing methodology, experience and networks, so that young people can thrive in a transformed post-carbon economy.

 

The team

We are a charity with a start-up mindset. We are a small, close-knit, highly ambitious and energetic team who all believe strongly in our mission and values. If you believe in the power of technology and education to transform lives, then you will be the perfect fit.

 

The role

We’re looking for a new Education Content Manager. An integral part of the team, you will take the leading role in creating and maintaining our course content, learning resources and training materials, working closely with the wider Apps for Good team. 

We’re looking for someone to join our team and continue our track record of creating world-class resources. The ideal candidate will be confident in their knowledge of computing and computer science, and have experience or interest in implementing project based learning. One of your first challenges will be to create version two of our new climate action and wellbeing course based on feedback from students and teachers who are taking part in our initial pilot. You’ll also help improve our current training offer for our existing courses. Your work will be vital for us to reach more young people and grow our impact for those who need us the most.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with the Senior Management Team to set the content creation strategy and roadmap

  • Implement the content creation strategy, developing and producing high quality learning resources

  • Develop educator support materials such as CPD/training, curriculum mapping, assessment frameworks, schemes of work, lesson plans and primers 

  • Develop and deliver online and offline CPD / training sessions 

  • Work with our educator, expert and student communities to ensure our learning materials are meeting their needs

  • Support the development and ongoing evolution of our courses, including advising on trends and recent research and monitoring the education sector to ensure we respond to educator needs

  • Produce visual media (video, presentations, webinars) for our learning platform

  • Upload content to our Content Management System

  • Deliver external presentations and workshops to introduce stakeholders to our methodology, courses and content  

 

Requirements

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrable experience working with schools in a teaching, training or support capacity.

  • Experience of creating educational content for young people.

  • Proficiency in computing and digital making, including programming and physical computing. 

  • An understanding of computer science education and pedagogy. 

  • Knowledge of the UK education systems.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Creative thinker who likes to take on new challenges.

  • Excellent researcher and self-directed learner who is happy to explore new subject areas.

  • Outstanding organisation skills and attention to detail.

  • Great interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to work across the team and deliver on shared projects. 

  • Positive, communicative and proactive approach to work and problem-solving. 

  • Effective time management skills.

  • Great self-starter who can independently oversee projects from start to finish.

  • Enthusiasm for Apps for Good’s mission and strong belief in our pedagogy and methodology to empower young people.

 

Desired

  • Experience of delivering educational content to young people 

  • Understanding of the computing education ecosystem and curriculum 

  • Understanding of climate change education

  • Experience of delivering Apps for Good content 

 

Benefits

This is a permanent role, working remotely with regular travel to meet stakeholders as required, when safe to do so. It’s full time but could be four days per week and we’ll consider other working patterns. We’ll aim to meet in London as a team each month. We offer flexible working, health care insurance, 24 days holiday and extra days off over Christmas, plus you get your birthday off.

 

We are committed to developing our team and supporting their career aspirations. We are incredibly proud that colleagues have gone on to work for organisations such as Pearson, the Government Digital Service, Tech UK, University of Salford, checkout com and Times Higher Education.

 

We have a long history of flexible and remote working across our team and believe everyone should have a good work/life balance while contributing to work they care about. Learn more about working at Apps for Good from current and former team members here.  

 

We embrace a diverse range of perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge within Apps for Good. Joining a small collaborative team means you’ll contribute to a variety of projects and everyone across the team has their voice heard and contributes to our strategy and operations. 

 

Posted on: 12 October 2021
Closed date: 08 November 2021
Tags: Management, Teaching