Westminster, Greater London
£35,000 - £44,000 per year
Contract, Maternity cover (12 months, but to be reviewed), Full-time
Job description



Job Description


Title:                            Education Officer – Maternity Cover (Educational Resources and Content Development)

Contract:                     Full time maternity cover

Department:                 Education

Responsible to:           Education Team Manager

Core office hours:        9.00am - 5.30pm

Salary:                         35k-44k

Location:                     Central London

Please note, as a result of Covid-19 our team is currently working remotely.

However, all full time members of staff will be expected to work 2 days at the office from Autumn onwards.

Holidays:                     22 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays, plus two days for Rosh                                                                Hashanah and one day for Yom Kippur should they fall on weekdays.




The Holocaust Educational Trust seeks an enthusiastic Education Officer, to join a dynamic Education Team who are at the heart of our mission to educate people from every background across the country about the Holocaust. The successful candidate will have experience in the UK education sector, with a knowledge and understanding of Holocaust history and education. You will join a team of experts and specialists in pedagogical approaches to Holocaust education; research and the academic study of the history of the Holocaust; youth engagement, and mobilisation; oral history and its use in education; site-based learning; memorialisation and remembrance; and public awareness of the Holocaust and its relevance today.


The Holocaust Educational Trust encourages applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.  The Holocaust Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and 2 satisfactory professional references.


You should attach an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to your application. Please include “Application: Education Officer (Educational Resources and Content Development)” in the subject line.


Job description


To serve as a member of the Trust’s Education Team, responsible for development, creation and delivery of educational resources and content, including our online resources, and new/special projects. In particular, the successful candidate will play a key role in the Trust’s new digital project, working with the Digital Project Team to create a future-proofed, innovative and cutting-edge educational product for schools, as well as supporting our Ambassador Programme Team.


Key responsibilities:



  • Responsible for the development, creation, delivery and monitoring of educational resources and bespoke content
  • Working with the Digital Project Team on the creation and evolution of a new and innovative digital learning resource for schools
  • As and when necessary, support other teams – including the Outreach and Lessons from Auschwitz teams – in the creation and delivery of resources for their unique programme areas



  • Support the Ambassador team with the development, creation and delivery of educational resources and sessions bespoke to our Ambassador Programme, including the development of a new online platform for our Ambassadors
  • Work with the Ambassador Programme Manager to identify and implement strategies for increasing the diversity of our Ambassador Programme



  • Work with members of the Education Team in responding to enquiries from teachers, students, partners and members of the public
  • Provide regular updates on the education sector, Holocaust education sector, and flagging any new and relevant academic research
  • As an educational charity, we must ensure that education about the Holocaust is the core of all work. To this end, the Education Team are responsible for supporting the wider team as they develop, plan and delivery on broader public engagement, fundraising, and awareness raising initiatives
  • Carry out any other reasonable request by the Director of Programmes, Chief Executive, or Senior Management Team


Person Specification





  • Demonstratable experience working in the formal or informal education sector
  • Specific experience and/or training related to Holocaust history and/or education;
  • Experience in developing and delivering high-quality, knowledge rich educational resources;



  • Experience of site-based-learning, specifically working with authentic Holocaust sites;
  • Experience teaching History, Citizenship and/or Religious Studies;





  • A relevant degree or recognised teaching qualification;
  • An understanding of, and confidence in speaking about, the complex historiography of the Holocaust; 
  • Familiarity with contemporary trends in the UK educational sector;
  • Knowledge of best practice and in Holocaust education and familiarity with key organisations involved in Holocaust education;
  • An understanding of contemporary issues related to the Holocaust, including contemporary antisemitism;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills including the ability to present complex and niche histories to different groups with varied knowledge, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with the team;






  • Ability to work creatively and develop new ideas, taking initiative to drive forward with ideas and plans
  • Ability to work as part of a team, with an understanding and appreciation of the benefits of collaborative working
  • Ability to network and build relationships with people at all levels
  • A proactive, positive and team-oriented approach with a high level of integrity, initiative and confidence.



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Posted on: 23 September 2021
Closed date: 04 October 2021
Job ref: HETEO
Tags: Training, Teaching

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