Twinkl Educational Publishing United Kingdom Part-time 2024-06-26

Location: Remote (must be based in the UK)

Hours: 15 hours per week

Annual Salary: £23,000 pro rata/£9,200

Contract: 12 months with the possibility of extension

Recruiter: Hope Parkin

Closing date for applications: 10/07/24

Start date: September 2024 or earlier

We are looking for qualified and experienced UK SEND Teachers who have a genuine passion for supporting children and young people with SEND and speech, language and communication difficulties.

You’ll be joining a passionate team of members working to create Twinkl’s online Symbols content for practitioners and parents across the UK. Twinkl Symbols aims to support children and young people with SEND and speech, language and communication difficulties. It offers an app, an online web tool and ready made, downloadable resources that use carefully designed symbols to support a child’s receptive and expressive language, provide access to the curriculum and enable them to be active participants in daily life.  The majority of your time will be spent working with other Content Writers and Editors, engaging with product priorities to facilitate the highest possible quality of teacher content for our customers.

Your weekly activities could include:

  • Creating and editing new resources to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. 
  • Responding to editorial feedback and working alongside colleagues to elevate a resource to an excellent standard.
  • Sharing knowledge with the team about how to write a variety of resources which engage learners and appeal to teachers.
  • Using your own knowledge of the primary curriculum and SEND/SLCN to support the team with their resource content. 
  • Producing resources which respond to customer needs and current teaching methodologies.
  • Meeting with other members of the team to discuss and develop new ideas.
  • Reviewing Twinkl Symbols illustrations and sensitively providing feedback.
  • Running workshops with other members of your team.
  • Curating existing content on site to ensure that it is up to date and meets customers’ needs.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about giving back to the education community and keen to share their understanding of the curriculum and experience of learners with SEND/SLCN with others in their team.

This position is remote and the hours can be worked flexibly with the expectation that you will have good daytime availability for training, meetings, collaboration and ongoing CPD, particularly in your training period/first month. You would need to be available around our core hours (10am-2pm) Mon-Fri, on a minimum of 2 days per week.

Remote working and hours:

  • Team members working 15 hours per week are expected to complete most of their work during the hours of 10:00 am- 2:00 pm on a minimum of two weekdays between Monday-Friday. You will need to have good daytime availability for training, meetings, collaboration and ongoing CPD, particularly in your training period/first month.
  • Remaining hours can be worked flexibly and agreed upon between you and your line manager to fit around your current commitments and business needs.
  • Essential for remote working – You will need access to a fast and reliable internet connection of at least 6mb down and 1mb upload. We recommend you use speedtest.net to check.

To succeed in the role, you will:

  • be a confident practitioner in the delivery of the primary curriculum and have experience of working with learners with SEND/SLCN;
  • be a fantastic communicator who thrives when working in a close-knit team;
  • be able to manage your time independently and work to deadlines;
  • have detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the National Curriculum;
  • be prepared to confidently work between different IT platforms, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and G Suite;
  • understand the UK teaching community, knowing their unique pressures and current educational trends;
  • have a drive for continuous professional development.

In this role, you will learn:

  • How to ideate and create diverse, inclusive, engaging and varied resources for children and teachers;
  • How to work in ‘agile’ teams, allowing you to solve problems and change tasks quickly to meet deadlines;
  • How to collaborate with educational professionals based across the UK through our company focus groups and customer feedback requests;
  • How to apply your teaching experience to create new products, from ideation stage to publication;
  • How to use Project Tracking software as well as other in-house systems. 

You’ll work with:

  • Kerry Trow –  Product Owner of Twinkl Symbols.
  • Lottie Renzi – Twinkl Symbols Coordinator.
  • Vanessa Sutton – your own direct Line Manager, who will be confirmed if you are successful.
  • Our team of qualified teachers who currently write, edit and produce content for Twinkl Symbols.
  • Our amazing in-house design and illustration teams, collaborating daily to produce the beautiful, polished resources that Twinkl are known for.

Requirements

Essential requirements:

  • Has the Right to Work in the UK on a permanent basis. 
  • Has a UK teaching qualification (BA(Ed), PGCE or equivalent).
  • Has worked with children with SEND/SLCN within a school or therapy-based setting.
  • Has detailed knowledge of the content of the primary 2014 National Curriculum. 
  • If opting to work remotely, you will need access to a fast and reliable internet connection of at least 6mb down and 1mb upload. We recommend you use speedtest.net to check.
  • Has experience or qualifications in SEND or speech and language therapy.

How to apply:

Along with your up to date CV, please submit a cover letter to help us better understand why you are interested in this position and how your skills and experience will make you successful in this specific role. Please make it clear in your application your SEND teaching expertise.

Twinkl is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity within all of our teams and are committed to continuing to build an inclusive workplace for all.

Disclaimer: Potential Closing of Job Application Before Advertised Deadline

Please be advised that in the event of an exceptionally high volume of applications, the job advertised may become unavailable before the originally stated closing date. While we strive to adhere to the published timeline for accepting applications, circumstances beyond our control, such as overwhelming response rates, may cause an earlier closure of the application process.

We encourage all interested candidates to submit their applications at their earliest convenience to ensure consideration.

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 the process
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging – our Employee Network Program includes working groups for LGBTQ+, People of Colour, Disabilities (visible and invisible), Women in Tech and Working Parents.
  • From day 1 – Westfield Health, 33 annual leave days per year (pro rata for part time team members) flexible working policy with opportunities to work from home and Twinkl subscription.
  • After probation – company sick pay and cycle to work scheme
  • Long term service reward – Life insurance, enhanced pension contribution, enhanced maternity pay, enhanced adoption pay and enhanced paternity pay.