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Code Club Regional Coordinator: South East

12 Apr 2018 4:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Location: Remote, with regular travel across South East England

Salary: £23500 – £26000 p.a. full-time equivalent

Closing date: Monday 7 May, 12 noon

Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible

Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new skills.

In October 2015 we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.

The role

Following an internal promotion, we are looking to recruit a Code Club Regional Coordinator who will be responsible for expanding our community of clubs and volunteers in South East England. This is a diverse role that involves grassroots community management, organising and running various types of events, and developing and nurturing relationships with a variety of partners and stakeholders.

You should bring experience in building volunteer communities and organising small-scale events, and since this position is part of a remote team, you should be comfortable working independently. You need a track record of building and maintaining professional partnerships, and you should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will be an active member of the digital making community and have practical knowledge of computing education.

While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth. We pride ourselves on being a brilliant place to work, with a fantastic team and a positive work culture. If you think you could make a contribution, we’d love to hear from you.

Main responsibilities

Increase the number of Code Clubs in line with agreed targets and areas of focus

Organise and deliver Code Club volunteer training across the region, in a variety settings and to audiences with a broad range of knowledge

Organise meetups to support the existing volunteer community, facilitating knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer support

Attend local tech, education, and edtech events and meetups to promote Code Club, connect with potential partner organisations, expand our support base, and recruit volunteers

Take charge of regional communications, sending regular newsletters and creating and maintaining an active social media profile

Work with local Star Clubs and Champions to showcase best practices and inspire the community

Identify both corporate and community organisations that can contribute to our community and network, and develop and maintain working relationships with them

Create new partnerships and opportunities for growth, and expand existing ones

Support the reach of other Raspberry Pi Foundation programmes and initiatives as required

Experience and personal attributes

You should have:

Experience of building and managing volunteer communities

Good knowledge of the tech education sector and digital making, or the willingness to learn

Great verbal and written communication skills, and the confidence to talk passionately and knowledgeably about coding and technology education to a variety of audiences

A track record of influencing decision makers and managing relationships with stakeholders at all levels

Good IT skills, and confidence working with a wide range of office software and productivity applications

Lots of initiative, and the ability to thrive while working on your own

The capacity to travel widely within your region, with access to a car and a clean, valid driving license

You’ll ideally have:

Experience of working independently or as part of a remote team

Practical knowledge of G Suite, Slack, and other communication and database software tools

A track record of using social media to increase reach and influence

Relevant local networks, with contacts that you can utilise to further our aims

Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

25 days’ annual leave

A generous company pension scheme of 8% employer and 4% employee contributions

Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy

Professional development fund for all employees

Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare

Bike-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy

Generous parental leave policy

Professional development fund for all employees

Monthly organisation-wide maker days to improve your digital making skills

Monthly all-staff meetings and socials

Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, and drinks in all our offices

Timetable for applications

Closing date: Monday 7 May, 12 noon

Initial interview (via Skype): Wednesday 9 May or Thursday 10 May

Face-to-face interviews: Wednesday 16 May or Thursday 17 May


To apply please vist https://raspberrypi.workable.com/jobs/696108/candidates/new


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