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


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