Twinkl Educational Publishing England, United Kingdom Full-time 2024-03-20

Content Writer / Editor – Sustainability

Location: Office (based in Sheffield), or remote  

Annual Salary: £23000 pro rata

Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term

Line Manager: Zuzana Musil 

Recruiter: Claire Bonnett

Hours: 2 x Full time (37.5 hours per week) and 1 x Part Time (20 hours per week)

Closing Date: 4/4/24

As a Content Writer/Content Editor in a dual role, you’ll be joining a team of passionate teachers working to create and edit Twinkl’s online Sustainability content for teachers across the UK. The majority of your time will be spent working with other Content Writers, Editors, Designers and Illustrators; engaging with product priorities to facilitate the highest possible quality of teacher content for our customers. 

You will be contributing to the development of our Sustainability curriculum ‘Eco Adventurers’, Sustainability CPD materials and Twinkl’s Sustainability Hub which is a place where customers can find guidance, resources, training and CPD. All of these will help our customers to embed sustainability by appointing a sustainability lead and creating and implementing a climate action plan in line with the Department of Education’s ‘Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children’s services systems’. 

How you’ll spend your day:

  • Creating new resources to support teaching and learning across, and in addition to, the sustainability product lines. 
  • Sensitively responding to and giving editorial feedback around grammar and punctuation, curriculum relevance and factual accuracy, as well as working alongside colleagues to elevate a resource to an excellent standard.
  • Using your own knowledge of sustainability, outdoor learning and green issues relevant to children 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.
  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills with the writers, editors, designers and illustrators that you collaborate with.
  • Curating existing content on site to ensure that it is up to date and meets customers’ needs.

The Sustainability Team is a group of passionate, sustainability-focused individuals, who work in a close-knit team environment. With all different backgrounds (Science, Geography, EYFS), team members are encouraged to draw on their extensive knowledge and their strengths and talents are utilised in the production process. Despite working remotely, we have regular team-building sessions and are a friendly bunch! 

To succeed in the role, you will:

  • have previous Forest School experience or any other outdoor learning experience;
  • have completed primary qualified teacher status: PGCE, B.Ed or equivalent;
  • have 2 years full classroom teaching experience after QTS is complete;
  • be a confident practitioner in delivering sustainability, green and eco content to a range of primary-age children;
  • be a fantastic communicator who thrives when working in a close-knit team;
  • have up-to-date knowledge of the National Curriculum in England and how sustainability teaching fits around this;
  • be prepared to confidently work between different IT platforms, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and G Suite;
  • understand the teaching community in England, 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 right through to publication;
  • how to check content and provide feedback for other writers and designers;
  • 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:

  • Kat Oakes (Sustainability Product Owner);
  • your own direct Line Manager, Zuzana Musil;
  • our team of qualified teachers who currently write, edit and produce content for the Sustainability product;
  • our amazing in-house design and illustration teams, collaborating daily to produce the beautiful, polished resources that Twinkl are known for.

Requirements

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

  • Has experience of teaching primary Science, Sustainability, Geography or led Forest School/Eco-Club.
  • Has detailed knowledge of the 2014 National Curriculum.
  • Has led Geography or Science as a subject leader or co-ordinator. 
  • 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.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please include this at the foot of your covering letter. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

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, 29 annual leave days per year 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 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.