Twinkl Educational Publishing Australia Part-time 2024-05-30

Location: Australia – 100% Remote / Home Working (Must permanently live in Australia & have the right to work without restrictions to apply for this role)

Pay Rate: $28 AUD per hour

Contract: 12-month initial contract (Highly likely to be extended, but no guarantees) – Self-employed contractor. Responsible for own taxes.

Hours of work: 15 hours per week – Part Time

Hiring Manager: Charley Buck

Recruiter: Frazer Morton

First things first! What is Twinkl? What is Twinkl’s mission?

Twinkl is here to “help those who teach.” It’s what brings us to work every day. We’re proud to create educational resources that can be used at each step of a child’s learning journey.

Our award-winning resource collection – created by teachers for teachers – provides unlimited supplementary digital and printable teaching resources at an unbeatable value.

We have over a million editable resources, and new content is added every day. Don’t see what you need? Just ask! We make bespoke resources for our members as part of our world-class customer service promise to help those who teach.

We support educators and children around the world, and we’re committed to transforming lives through education.

Whoever you are, whatever you teach, Twinkl is here for you!

The Role:

Team Australia are looking for an experienced and innovative Content Writer/Content Editor  for the creation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples related content within the Australian product. They will support with work on resources to address the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority within the Australian Curriculum. They will also work closely with the Australian Content Advisor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Belinda Huntriss.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples context, a working knowledge of the Australian Curriculum, and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding and application of commonly accepted guidelines related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples culture and history.

You’ll  work within our Topics and Languages Australia team, who create resources specifically designed for Australian educators and children to cover 100+ different events. Alongside remote learning and Back to School resources, our topics content often receives top user requests and downloads.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping those who teach by providing high quality resources that react to requirements of Australian educators and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples communities.

Ongoing projects/how you’ll spend your day:

  • Develop creative and innovative resources to address the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority within the Australian Curriculum.
  • Edit content that has been created by Content Writers to address gaps in our current offering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander related resources,, aligned to the Australian Curriculum;
  • Work and communicate with other team members in a scrum team to achieve sprint goals.

In this role, you will learn:

  • The ins and outs of being a Content Writer/Editor at Twinkl;
  • How to respond to customer requests and feedback; 
  • The production process required for creative new and innovative resources; 
  • How a production team works together across different markets and countries.

You’ll work with:

  • Other Australia team members – the team will consist of Content Writers, Content Editors, Designers and Illustrators in Australia and the UK;
  • Product Owner – Grace Want;
  • Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Content Advisor – Belinda Huntriss;
  • Team Leaders – Liam Rogerson and Wendy Suminska (one of whom will be your Line Manager).

Requirements

To succeed in the role, you will:

  • Be passionate about and have a genuine interest for addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures;
  • Have enthusiasm for creating exciting and engaging new resource content, aligned to the Australian Curriculum;
  • Have knowledge and experience in teaching of the Australian Curriculum in F-6;
  • Be able to work collaboratively with Content Editors and other production team members, and be open to receiving constant feedback throughout the different production stages;
  • Be committed to representing diversity through the work you produce, and have a good understanding of associated issues;
  • Be aware of and implement Twinkl Brand guidelines;
  • Be aware of and constantly review gaps in the market, as well as being aware of competitor releases.

We’re interested in anyone who meets one, or a combination of the following: 

  • Qualifications: undergraduate or postgraduate in primary education or appropriate equivalent degree;
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant and recent primary teaching experience and market awareness;
  • Has an understanding and knowledge of different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples histories, cultures and languages.
  • Up to date knowledge of current AC initiatives with regards to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples teaching context.
  • Fresh ideas and insight into teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Creative approach to lesson planning and resources.
  • Excellent ICT and communication skills.
  • Good spelling and grammar, with attention to detail.

Benefits

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities.

Here are a couple of the things that make Twinkl a great place to be:

  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun and always put people before process.
  • Flexible working with opportunities to work from home.
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging – we celebrate diversity and encourage applications from people of all different cultures and backgrounds including groups for LGBTQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people of all ages, races and religions, disabilities (visible and invisible), women in Tech and working parents.
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) – Our ever-evolving program includes: Monthly progression reviews, Twinkl’s Management Scheme, commercial awareness training, leadership coaching quads, career chats and mentoring.

Our Recruitment Process: