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Sparx is developing a revolutionary new technology for the classroom that is redefining the limits of what young people can achieve. Our platform for Maths uses custom built content and a power...


Exeter, United Kingdom

6 Jun 2014

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Compensation details:
£28-50k dependent on experience (plus generous benefits and relocation package)

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Social Enterprise
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Subject Expert (Maths)

Don't teach a classroom, teach a generation

Exeter, United Kingdom

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Compensation details:
£28-50k dependent on experience (plus generous benefits and relocation package)

Job Type:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
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Social Impact
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Our Subject Experts are the fundamental connection between our customers in schools who are using Sparx, and the team back at Sparx HQ. In this role, you’ll assist the teachers and students that use Sparx on a daily basis, and ensure that the team at Sparx receive meaningful feedback as to the application and performance of the Sparx system.  You’ll help the team make insightful decision about how to change and develop the technology and content.

Alongside this, you’ll use your deep knowledge of Mathematics and passion for understanding the learning process, to develop, manage and deliver research projects that investigate radical new ways to teach topics. You’ll use your skills and experience to identify how different approaches play out, recognising, for example, when teaching interventions are required, and identifying the appropriate use of our products.

As a Subject Expert at Sparx, you’ll be at the heart of our mission to optimise the learning process and transform children’s futures. In a nutshell, you’ll be helping to shape how the next generation learn.

Key responsibilities

· Provide in-lesson support and training for teachers within schools using the Sparx system

· Find out what’s working (and what’s not) through the observation of school lessons and talking to teachers

· End-to-end project management, taking ownership of a group of tasks and making sure everything comes together in time and key objectives are achieved

· Make sure that the system is performing beautifully (quality assurance) and support the development of new tools and procedures to make this job easier in the future

· Deliver non-term time programmes and initiatives including our holiday maths camps, where you will take ownership of the organisation, content creation and day to day running as well as oversee the output and analysis of the data

· Be positive and infectiously enthusiastic about the values and vision of Sparx

· Be a prominent and respected product and company ambassador for Sparx

About you

You’re an expert and passionate about Mathematics, we’d expect nothing less. More than that though, you’re insatiably curious, constantly questioning results and challenging how things are done. You’re passionate about data and technology, so you’ll be confident using our unique system to prove and disprove the success of the content and structures we’ve put together.

You may well have been in charge of a department or team of maths teachers at a school or institution and may well be interested in taking your experience into a more commercial environment.  Somewhere you can make your experience count for a generation of students.

At heart, we’re all scientists at Sparx, and you know you are too. You’ll be able to demonstrate a scientific, highly organised way of working and your extraordinary attention to detail, ingenuity and pride in what we’re creating will ensure you always deliver something outstanding.

Things move quickly here so you’ll be able to work under pressure and be comfortable with a fast-paced technical environment with changing priorities and a fluctuating workload. Multi-tasking and project management are two of your strengths and you can deliver on short-term objectives, without forgetting the bigger, long-term goal.

You’ll be able to get going of your own accord, a true self-starter who uses your initiative to get stuff done. As well as being a great team worker with strong communication skills, you have the ability to focus on what’s best for the product above your own objectives.  You’ll pride yourself on excellent customer service – professionalism, tact, diplomacy and emotional intelligence are second nature but always at the forefront of your actions.   

Our team

At Sparx, we work hard, and we play hard. You’ll be able to see Dartmoor from your office window, and get to the beach in 20 minutes.

Our generous benefits include substantial holiday leave and a company pension once you’ve completed your probationary period. We also have a range of on-site facilities for all employees to use free of charge. There’s a netball court and a five-a-side football pitch just outside, an on-site gym with classes throughout the day, a running track and pool table, a 2012 Olympic table tennis table and a café serving free, delicious and organic food. On top of this, we’re constantly organising events and activities to support our charities, and to socialise.

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