Programme Associate: Curriculum and Delivery
Do you want to be part of creating a more just and equitable society? Facing History & Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Join our growing team to help us ensure more young people grow up to be critical and empathetic thinkers, who are equipped to stand up against injustice and play their role as active responsible community members. As part of our growing programme team, you will help us to bring Facing History’s approach and resources to a growing number of educators and provide support to them as they implement our work in their classrooms.
Closing date is 8th January 2023. Please note that after 30 December 2023 the job advert will no longer be live but we will still accept applications via the process outlined in the attached JD.
The Programme Associate delivers Facing History training and support to educators, helps to build and engage our network of teachers and, using Facing History’s pedagogical framework, creates clear and accessible curriculum materials and resources.
The Programme Associate will initially be managed by the Executive Director and be accountable to our Senior Programme Associate (responsible for programme delivery) and Senior Curriculum Developer (responsible for developing and adapting educational resources) respectively for work that falls into their areas of responsibility.
This post holder will be required to attend meetings in London and there will be travel across the UK. Proximity to good transport links is therefore essential.
Key Duties and Accountabilities
Working alongside the programme team, the postholder will have the following key duties and responsibilities:
Programme Delivery: planning, preparing for and delivering training for educators both online and in person.
Teacher Community Support and Engagement: creating relationships with teachers across our community, and running events and opportunities for them to engage more effectively with the organisation. Supporting the development of our teacher engagement journey and implementing new elements of this as they are developed. Supporting our developing online communities, and working to build and expand membership and engagement with them. Supporting evaluation and monitoring of the work, utilising relationships with teachers to secure their participation in surveys, focus groups and evaluation studies, as needed. Working with the Programme Administrator to ensure that regular communications go out to the educator network and to keep the database up to date.
Programme Partnerships: alongside the Senior Programme Associate identifying and developing partnerships with schools, academy trusts (England), regional bodies and third sector organisations who can help to disseminate our work and become potential delivery partners.
Content Development: alongside the Senior Curriculum Developer, developing web- and print-based content for teachers and students, including lesson plans, units, study guides, and other resources. Researching, writing, and summarising complex histories to provide context for resources. Maintaining knowledge and expertise in best practices in teaching, pedagogy, and assessment, and ensuring those practices are reflected as appropriate in Facing History content. Providing content for our Ideas This Week website page and providing other means of supporting teachers to respond to current events in their classrooms. In conjunction with the Programme Administrator write / review content for Facing History UK social media activity linked to existing and newly developed resources.
Other: contributing to the smooth operation and effectiveness of the charity as part of a small team, representing the charity at events and conferences as required, and supporting the work of other members of the team as reasonably required.
To apply, upload your up-to-date CV (two sides of A4 or less) and a covering letter / statement (two sides of A4 or less) which clearly outlines, with examples, how your experience matches the Core Competencies and Skills required for the role. Please also complete and return the Equal Opportunities form included in the downloads section. Apply via Charity Job and upload these documents.
Closing date is Monday 8th January at 10am. Initial interviews will take place w/c 15th and 22 January.
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