Curriculum and Training Coordinator(EdTech)
Part-time or Full-time, depending on availability, London, W2 (Hybrid)
£30K to £32K per year
Would you like to empower children to become future innovators? Are you interested in education and would like to use your passion for computing and education to inspire children to create with technology?
BlueShift Education is a not-for-profit and London’s leading provider of creative computing education for children. We encourage students to complete creative projects while developing their problem solving and collaboration skills, empowering them to use technology as a tool for self expression.
We are the premier go-to resource for London schools and parents, providing coding clubs, camps and online classes for creative and curious children aged 5 to 14. Our mission: empowering students with the tools of technology to become “makers” wherever their imagination takes them now and spark an understanding of how they can shape their future world. We run 65 clubs every week teaching over 3000+ children each year.
We are a young, dynamic company based in West London. We have a dedicated community of 35+ computing teachers that we connect to parents, schools and children. We are a not-for-profit with the aim of making our classes more accessible.
We are looking for a passionate, able Curriculum and Training Coordinator to work alongside our Head of Education and help us deliver our programs across London. You will be responsible for creating learning materials, hiring and mentoring our teachers and ensuring our teachers take care of our robotics and electronics equipment and that it is up to date.
You will be the face of BlueShift pedagogy and ensure our approach to computing education is clearly communicated to all of our partners.
You will need to have at least 2 years experience teaching computing or a related subject (as a tutor or in a part-time capacity is fine) in order to be eligible for this role.
This role is a hybrid role, with 1-2 days a week on site at our offices in West London. During camp periods (school holidays), you will need to plan to be on site for the full week most weeks.
Management of BlueShift curriculum and content.
- Planning and development of curriculum for future computing courses for all B2B and B2C products: these products include holiday camps, after school clubs and private tuition.
- Devise ideas for new courses each year (this year, these courses included ‘Adventures in Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Careers in Game Development’)
- Ensure all class equipment is well maintained and up to date. This will often require getting teachers in to help maintain our robotics equipment.
Teacher training and recruitment:
- Recruitment: Finding ways to acquire the best talent, advertising jobs and interviewing candidates.
- Training and L&D: Organising and leading teacher training, identifying gaps, managing our Training and Learning & Development platform, always making sure our teachers are supported. Occasional mentoring of teachers and cover when teachers are away.
- Community management: Managing 35+ teachers, identifying any issues and finding effective solutions, organising focus groups, and implementing projects to engage with the teachers.
Operations and processes
As a small team, we all have to share some of the operational responsibilities for the company.
- BlueShift ‘stack’ - you will own certain elements of the BlueShift stack, particularly those that relate to content creation and management. You will be responsible for selecting and updating these systems as required.
- Customer engagement: Optimising processes for collecting feedback and sending report cards.
The successful candidate will be very organised, proactive and able to prioritise. The ability to work with and optimise CRM software is a plus. You should have:
- 1-2 years of experience in the education industry or teaching coding
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, creative computing or a related subject
- Ability to deal with customer queries effectively and empathetically
- Comfortable using CRM systems or other customer tracking platforms
- Great written and oral communication skills
- Keen interest in an EdTech sector, passionate about working with children
- Personable and resourceful
- Strong attention to detail and time management skills
- Excellent administrative and planning skills
- Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays (including a day off on your birthday!)
- Office socials and team drinks
- Amazing modern office space in West London
- Fantastic experience working in an exciting, fast-growing, ed-tech start-up!
- A collaborative, dynamic work environment
Our values help inform everything we do and are at the heart of the organisation. You will be part of our core team and help ensure that all teachers are aligned and that we’re all working towards the same goals.
Empowerment, We want to foster a sense of self-belief; to empower everyone to be creators and educated users of technology.
Inclusivity – we strive towards equality of access of education for everyone and to create a classroom and work environment that feels inclusive.
Positivity – our teachers aim to inspire our students and engage them. We approach our work with positivity and encourage resilience.
Creativity - We teach our students to question technology, to innovate and to think independently about how they might build a better future.
Community – we value empathy, respect and teamwork. Our classrooms and workspaces are places to share knowledge and support one another.
Please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject heading of 'Curriculum Coordinator' (applications without a cover letter cannot be accepted!). Please include why you would like to work here, and the details of relevant work experience / projects in the cover letter.