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Education Resource Writer (Science)

Location: London
Required: Immediate
Application deadline: Saturday 10 February 2018
Annual salary: £25,000-£35,000 (dependent on experience)

Job Description

Digital Explorer is looking for an excellent science education resource writer, who wishes to grow their career and have a national and international impact on how young people learn about their changing world. This is an exciting opportunity to join this award-winning social enterprise at an exciting point in our growth and development.

Digital Explorer designs and runs STEM and Global Citizenship education programmes, which make use of virtual exchange, live broadcast and virtual reality. These technologies create classroom encounters that widen young people’s worldview. Learning is further underpinned by an online library of teacher resources and training. Combined, these provide children with the experience and knowledge to develop as engaged citizens and critical thinkers for the 21st century.

The Education Resource Writer will work collaboratively to produce lesson plans, activities and student resources to support Digital Explorer’s programmes. Examples of resources that have been produced can be found in the online resource bank at http://digitalexplorer.com/resources/bank.

You will have some experience in education resource writing and may also have classroom experience. This role will offer the opportunity to work on a diverse range of science and STEM education programmes, and join a rapidly growing team. What is important above all is your ability to write clearly for teachers and produce well-structured guidance.

The appointment is a full-time position with the initial contract being for 12 months, based at the Digital Explorer offices in Bethnal Green, London.  Annual salary will be £25,000-£35,000 (dependent on experience).

Main Responsibilities

  • Writing education content including lesson plans, teacher guidance, slideshows, activities and other resources.
  • Writing background science subject updates for teachers.
  • Writing background science teaching tips.
  • Copy edit and proof-read resources.
  • Develop and meet targets and key performance indicators.

The job is based in London, and may require some travel in the UK.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Experience of writing high quality teaching resources.
  • Excellent proof-reading and copy-writing skills.
  • Exceptional standard of written English.
  • Strong academic skills as you will need to get up to speed on areas of science that you may not be familiar with.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to hit deadlines.
  • Inspired by working on important environmental and social issues.
  • Excellent computer skills (especially knowledge of MS Office).

We are a small team and really love Digital Explorer and what it stands for. We are looking for someone who shares the organisation’s ethos. To apply, please send us your CV and a brief cover letter to info@digitalexplorer.com with Education Resource Writer in the subject heading.


Global Citizenship & Refugee Education Development Volunteer/Intern

Location: London
Required: Immediate – 31 May 2018
Application deadline:  09 March 2018
A contribution towards lunch and travel will be provided.

Job Description

London based Digital Explorer is looking for an intern/volunteer, who wishes to have a national and international impact on how young people learn about their changing world. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning social enterprise at an exciting point in our growth and development.

The Communications intern/volunteer will work with the communication director, Irina Prentice, an ex-United Nations staffer and frontline journalist on the development and implementation of Digital Explorer’s 2018 communication strategy and the expansion of their global citizenship and refugee education program.

This is a varied role due to the pioneering nature of Digital Explorer’s work: creating bespoke project-based learning from the Arctic to refugee classrooms in Syria by integrating virtual experience to enhance quality of student’s learning. The appointment is a full-time internship based at the Digital Explorer offices in Bethnal Green, London. A contribution towards lunch and travel will be provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and expand education/media list, support with media outreach and follow up
  • Further develop list of education advocacy partner and support in implementation of communication and outreach strategy
  • Support in production and creation of business pitching docs
  • Draft or copy-edit newsletters, Press Releases, social media and website content

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience working in university newspaper or publication, education advocacy, communicating on science or humanitarian affairs, education outreach, Gov’t, PR and social media welcomed
  • Strong drafting skills and attention to detail and enjoyment for copy-editing
  • Excellent computer skills (especially knowledge of MS Office)
  • Knowledge of or experience with graphic/editing tools such as Adobe Creative Suites is a plus
  • Enjoy working in dynamic team; able to demonstrate focus and initiative
  • Knowledge of French, Dutch, German, Arabic welcomed
  • Skill set is not discriminatory of age or experience.

Education & Qualifications

  • Vocational training education in communications/science education
  • or university degree for communications/ media, literature, development and education,
  • or professional experience/equivalency is great

We are a small team and really love Digital Explorer and what it stands for. We are looking for someone who shares the organisation’s ethos. To apply, please send us your CV and a brief cover letter to info@digitalexplorer.com with Volunteer/Intern in the subject heading.

 

Background:

Digital Explorer designs and runs STEM, Global Citizenship and refugee education programmes, which make use of virtual exchange, live broadcast and virtual reality. These technologies create classroom encounters that widen young people’s world view. Learning is further underpinned by an online library of teacher resources and training. Combined, these provide children with the experience and knowledge to develop as engaged citizens and critical thinkers for the 21st Century.

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