Based on experience
February 6, 2022
At BlueSky we have transformed the practices of many schools both in the UK and Internationally with our online Appraisal, Professional Learning and Quality Assurance app, BlueSky Education. We have built a brand that is respected and recognised as the market leader in the education sector.
About BlueSky Learning
We are passionate about education and have an ambition to grow our presence substantially. Core to our achieving this ambition is the quality of the professional learning provision we offer our clients via our BlueSky Learning application. BlueSky Learning has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious BETT award in 2022, for Innovator of the year – only 12 months from launch.
BlueSky Learning is a growing library of professional learning modules that provides easy to access, flexible learning for individuals, schools and trusts. It also seamlessly integrates with our market-leading and award-winning BlueSky Education platform to track and evidence impact.
The planning, sourcing, curating and quality assuring of the content on this platform is central to its success, and we are therefore looking for a self-motivated, passionate and creative Content Specialist from the education sector to take on this exciting opportunity to help us to continue to provide and grow our market leading resources within BlueSky Learning.
The role is a full-time position that could be managed remotely with occasional visits to our head office in Guildford.
This exciting role is ideal for someone who is looking for both a strategic and operational opportunity within the education sector.
We are looking for someone with a passion for education and a current, forensic understanding of teaching and learning with evidence of some mastery within a specialist area. The person we are looking for will recognise and value the critical role professional learning plays in the development of teaching.
Within BlueSky Learning
The successful candidate will be able to strategize long-term content creation plans by researching and identifying appropriate module content to ensure a comprehensive and contemporary professional learning library for teaching staff and all members of the school workforce. We are seeking to employ someone who can demonstrate the experience necessary to manage and curate a broad library of professional learning.
The successful candidate will have the ability to develop content strategy linked to national agendas, and will be capable of maintaining their currency in understanding the direction of travel in teaching and learning. They will also be responsible for sourcing authors, negotiating and quality assuring the content and delivery of final modules onto the BlueSky Learning platform.
Across The BlueSky Brand
The Content Specialist will proactively contribute to strategic thought pieces for both BlueSky Learning and BlueSky Education at national and international level, working to audiences that include senior leaders and C-level executives. This will include contributing to and leading on blogs, fact files, presentations, research pieces and articles in publications.
If you are ambitious and have the vision to take this platform to the next level and contribute to thought leadership across the BlueSky brand, then please get in touch.
Qualifications and experience you will need to have:
• Qualified teacher status and demonstrable experience in senior or executive leadership in an education context
• Strong, current digital literacy and technology skills
• Excellent knowledge of the professional learning requirements of the entire school workforce and experience of training teachers would be desired
• Up to date knowledge of the research relating to effective professional learning, and in particular virtual learning, for the education sector and ability to apply this strategically and operationally to the library as it develops.
Please view the full job description here: https://www.blueskyeducation.co.uk/content-specialist
How to apply
Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter (two sides of A4 maximum) which evidences your match to our role and explains why you would like to work with us to Helen Wilson, Head of People on email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is: 9pm on Sunday 6th February
First round interviews will be held: over 15th and 16th February
Second round interviews will be held: over 22nd and 23rd February