EDUCATION DIRECTOR

The Role:

Main Responsibilities:

  • Raise the quality of the vocational training across all CYF cities, and implement assurance mechanisms to ensure this is maintained
  • Research and advocate best pedagogical practices
  • Oversee the curation or creation of pedagogical content and assessments
  • Ensure cities carry out frequent assessment and student progress review
  • Facilitate the sharing of volunteer-created content between CYF cities
  • Help volunteer teachers from all CYF cities to identify and share their best practices
  • Build and deliver teacher-training for our volunteer teachers
  • Research and advocate the best tools for the organisation (e.g. student progress tracker, auto-grader)
  • Communicate weekly with CYF cities to guide them and assist in troubleshooting
  • Help new CYF cities in their team-building as they start their journey
  • Work with employment partners to identify shifts in market demand for skill-sets, and ensure these are reflected into the CYF syllabus,  so maximising student employability
  • Engage with existing and potential partner organisations
  • Take part in the daily team calls and weekly planning meetings with the strategy team

Experience and personal attributes:

You should have:

  • A strong interest in computing pedagogy
  • A teaching qualification or teaching experience (formal or informal)

and ideally also:

  • Experience in full-stack web development
  • Experience in a large volunteering project
  • Management experience
  • Understanding of, or exposure to, coding school / bootcamp practices

You should be:

  • Passionate about evidence-based practice
  • An effective communicator
  • Open-minded and welcoming of input from experienced volunteers
  • Able to take weekly calls in the evening (there is flexibility in working hours)
  • Enthusiastic about problem-solving in a new organisation
  • Fluent in English
  • Passionate about improving access to vocational training for refugees and other disadvantaged people

and ideally also:

  • Willing to travel infrequently to other CYF cities
  • Good knowledge of Spanish

Location:

Ideally, the candidate is based in one of our UK cities (Birmingham, Glasgow, London, or Manchester), making it easy for them to liaise with the local team there.

Apply by sending a CV and short cover letter to contact@codeyourfuture.io