Twinkl Educational Publishing Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Part-time 2024-06-26

Location: Scotland (Fully Remote / home based) (Must permanently live & have the right to work in the UK, Ideally Scotland)   

Annual Salary:  £23,000 GBP Per year (Pro-rata / FTE) (Circa £11.79 per hour)

Contract: Permanent (6 months probationary period)

Hours: 15 hours per week

Line Manager: Michele McGarvey 

Recruiter: Sarah Jane Dalzell 

About Us:

At Twinkl Scotland, we pride ourselves on creating quality content for all ages and stages of Scottish education. From ELC, through Primary and now into Secondary, we aim to provide content that engages learners and supports Scottish educators in getting it right for every child. We are always looking for opportunities to further support our users and respond to current educational initiatives and, as such, we are now delighted to be focusing on developing our Conduit, Secondary Scotland resources and team.

The Role:

Conduit is our Scottish Secondary brand, launched in August 2022. We began with a small team of English teachers to develop teaching and learning resources as well as materials to support skills development to help bridge the gap between the BGE and Senior Phase. We now work on additional subject areas too, with more coming online soon. The Conduit team has become so successful that we are ready to grow and develop our Secondary offering further. We are seeking candidates for multiple subjects to write and edit BGE and Senior Phase content for Scottish Secondary teachers and students.

You can apply as a Content Writer & Editor for any of the following secondary subjects: (Please make it clear by using the drop down list on the application form, which subject you are applying for) 

  • English 
  • Maths
  • Science
  • ASN
  • Social Studies
  • Business Education

How you will spend your week:

  • Meeting with other Twinkl writers and editors, the Conduit Product Owner and Secondary Segment Manager to discuss new ideas;
  • Writing and editing CfE content for the Scottish Secondary market;
  • Identifying and developing new project ideas within your chosen subject and wider Conduit Team;
  • You may also do some editing work for other subject areas across the Conduit Team;

In this role, you will learn:

  • How to create and edit new teacher content for our Scottish team, from ideation stage to publication on the site; 
  • Remote collaboration, working closely with writers and editors across the country;
  • How to develop greater commercial awareness so we can understand the needs of those we want to help.

Requirements

To succeed in the role, you will:

  • Be a fantastic communicator who thrives when working in a close-knit team;
  • Be focused on collaboration, using feedback to make our resources the best they can be;
  • Have detailed knowledge of your chosen subject within the Curriculum for Excellence;
  • Be confident at creating resources for the Senior Phase, as well as the BGE;
  • Have an excellent understanding of the needs of Scottish teachers and support staff delivering learning within the classroom or at home;

We’re interested in anyone who meets the following: 

  • Minimum of 3 years recent secondary teaching experience in your chosen subject and also the BGE and Senior Phase within the Curriculum for Excellence; 
  • Qualifications: PGDE, BEd or equivalent;
  • Access to a fast and reliable internet connection.

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’s 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
  • 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, 29 annual leave days per year (pro-rata) plus up to four additional days that may be awarded each year by the company, flexible working policy with opportunities to work from home and Twinkl subscriptions.
  • After probation – company sick pay and cycle to work scheme.
  • Long term service award – Life insurance, enhanced pension contribution, enhanced maternity pay, enhanced adoption pay and enhanced paternity pay.

Our Recruitment Process: