Content Developer – Votes for Schools
March 1, 2019
This is an exciting time to join a fast-growing edtech start-up and a friendly team of ex-teachers working hard to make an impact! At VotesforSchools, we are dedicated to giving young people from all backgrounds the skills they need to become informed and active citizens who are part of a cohesive society. As the Content Developer, you will work closely with the team to design cutting edge SMSC and British values resources that bring topical issues to life, whilst driving our impact through partnerships and data analysis.
Skills and experience:
• Passionate about young people having a voice and helping them understand the world around them.
• Independent in your work ethic yet able to support other members of the team, both leading your own projects and assisting others when necessary.
• Able to communicate with a variety of stakeholders; from school leaders to partner charities, influencers and politicians.
• Able to work to tight deadlines and manage your time effectively.
• Excited about shaping the direction of a start-up with huge potential.
• Driven to initiate new projects that are informed by research and evidence.
• Adaptable and open to taking on new roles. The business is likely to expand in the coming years and you are likely to take on more responsibility quickly.
• Ambitious and creative in your vision for the future of education.
(Potential and passion is just as important as experience. If you do not fit the below criteria but feel you would be a great fit for the role, we strongly encourage you to
• Qualified teacher status (QTS).
• Experience teaching primary, secondary or sixth form students.
• A passion for and knowledge of current affairs, global issues and British politics.
• A drive to improve the learning / life outcomes for young people around the country.
• A broad knowledge of teaching strategies, softwares and resource formats.
• An up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and assessment developments, specifically in PSHE, Citizenship, RSE, SMSC, British values and Prevent.
• A high level of proficiency in producing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
• Experience of data analysis.
• Experience using GDrive components (docs, sheets etc).
The Content Developer will work very closely with the the Content team and the Director of Education to:
• Design, create and distribute weekly lesson materials that ensure teachers are fully equipped to cover sensitive or controversial issues, as well as bespoke resources on targeted issues, e.g. substance abuse, consent, gangs.
• Develop ideas for improving and developing the current materials, so that they lead the industry in SMSC and British values delivery.
• Research future curriculum / inspection developments and adapt VotesforSchools resources to fit these criteria.
• Gather meaningful feedback from pupils, teachers and leaders, by visiting schools regularly and creating reliable channels for feedback.
• Pinpoint policy areas or campaigns in which young people’s voices could make an impact and develop partnerships with relevant charities, individuals or businesses who can support us to achieve this.
• Develop assessment materials and supporting resources that help school leaders measure the impact of the VotesforSchools’ programme.
• Analyse the voting data from our young people on a weekly basis and come up with creative ways to visualise and publicise it.
• Maintain expertise in the areas of SMSC, British values, Prevent and general pedagogy, as well as knowledge of the competition in our sector.
Other important things:
• Teamwork and collaboration are highly valued at VotesforSchools. You will have the opportunity to be involved in all levels of decision making and equally, you are encouraged to innovate and drive your own projects.
• Our office is based in Piccadilly Circus, London.
• There is flexibility when it comes to working from home.
• As a subscription service that delivers weekly resources, we work to tight deadlines week-in, week-out.
• Holiday allowance is a generous 28 days, plus a week at Christmas.
Please contact Matthew Beer for further details.