Micro:bit Educational Foundation

Producer, Teacher Professional Development and Educator Training

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation founded in the UK in 2016, with the aim of inspiring every child to create their best digital future!

Our aim is to inspire every child to create their best digital future.

We do this by:

  • developing hardware and software that inspires young people to get excited about technology and the opportunities it presents for them
  • creating free, user-friendly educational resources to support teachers in delivering engaging and creative lessons
  • working with like-minded partners to deliver high-impact educational programmes across the globe.

Job Description

To lead delivery of teacher professional development and educator training at the Micro:bit Educational Foundation. Reporting to the Chief of Learning and working with colleagues in the Education team and across the organisation including with partner organisations.

Teacher professional development

Responsibility for the micro:bit teacher professional development platform

  • Working with the Chief of Learning and Education Content Manager to develop and agree course series direction
  • Leading the design, creation and publishing of all final course content
  • Planning and project management, internal communications and regular reporting
  • Overseeing all course content production, briefing and commissioning internal colleagues and external providers
  • Contributing to the creation of course content

Reaching teachers worldwide

  • Devising and planning regional launch campaigns to reach teachers in priority markets and grow the platform audience
  • Working with internal colleagues and external partners to create and deliver marketing-comms projects

Educator training

  • Working with the Chief of Learning and Education Content Manager to develop a model for face-to-face training programme content
  • Overseeing training content production, briefing and commissioning internal colleagues and external providers
  • Contributing to the creation of training content


Requirements

Experience of working in education product and publishing is an advantage. You’ll understand the class teacher experience in primary and secondary settings and be comfortable challenging assumptions, researching user experience and requirements when developing professional development and training programmes for classroom teachers and educators.

You’ll have an interest in the introduction of computing technologies and digital skills to school children and young people. But you don’t need to be a subject matter expert. A willingness to learn is essential.

A broad skills-set including writing and editing, and proven professional experience, will demonstrate your ability to work with subject experts, content creators and teachers to devise, create and deliver outstanding, popular education products.

Essential

  • Experience working in cross-discipline teams to develop successful products and published materials
  • Ability to work with complex subject matter and simplify it to create clear, accessible content
  • Strong editorial skills, writing and editing compelling content for a target audience
  • Project management experience, ability to manage and drive work across a team of people to time and budget, while managing stakeholder engagement and communication

Desirable

  • Digital product management or product ownership
  • Understanding of education technology landscape at international level
  • Understanding of computing and technologies curricula at international level.

Term

This is a fixed term, full-time contract until July 2023. To begin immediately


Benefits

Salary range 41-45K GBP

One of the greatest benefits of working at micro:bit is knowing that the work you're doing is contributing to something positive, constructive and with beneficial social outcomes. The Micro:bit Educational Foundation offers the opportunity to include outreach activities in your work, these can include working with tech community groups, teaching with the micro:bit at code clubs and so on.

We are a small organisation with a large audience and reach. We thrive on creative problem solving and are open to new ideas and solutions. This gives each individual the chance to have enormous impact, as well as ensuring that your days will be diverse and the challenges complex.

Contractual Benefits include flexibility in working hours, unlimited annual leave once probationary period is complete and a competitive pension arrangement.

We are a distributed organisation and there is flexibility in location, whilst we do travel to meet up regularly in London or Oxford.

Application

To apply please send us your CV and a covering letter letting us know how you meet the role requirements.

The closing date for this role will be 4th January 2022. We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis and may recruit ahead of this closing date, although initial interviews are planned for the week of the 17th January.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Equal Opportunities

Please find attached link to our jotform equal opportunities monitoring form, this form is entirely optional and is not included as part of or viewed alongside the recruitment process, however is vital to us to understand our performance in this area as we strive to ensure we are an organisation that any member of the community could thrive within.