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Graduate Curriculum Author

Location
East Midlands, Northamptonshire
Salary
£20,000 - £25,000
Sector
Graduate
Degree Discipline & Classification
Educated to The Graduate standard
UCAS Points
N/A
Job Ref
1935

About Our Client

Our client is an award-winning world leader in reading and writing tools, assistive technology and curriculum software. Its software is used by learners of all ages and abilities, including those with dyslexia, learning difficulties, physical disabilities and other special needs.

They believe that too many children struggle with their learning due to their literacy difficulties. They have created their products to overcome those difficulties, and they are made them accessible for all. With the right tools, every child can achieve their potential.

They use their profits to develop new products that exploit the latest technologies to benefit all learners. Many of their staff are qualified and experienced teachers, including the majority of their content developers, education sales consultants and trainers.

Universal Design for Learning is fundamental to everything our client. As they develop their software, they think carefully about learners of all abilities, and they strongly believe in the principles of personalised learning.

They stay close to the classroom by working with educators at a variety of levels, and their products adhere to the latest educational thinking and government guidelines. Their Learning Grids team creates free online resources to help teachers use our software across all curriculum areas.

They have won numerous education awards over the years, including 11 Bett Awards, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the UK educational software industry, the English Speaking Union President’s Award, and a Millennium Product Award.

Our client is a member of the British Educational Suppliers Association, and a sponsor of NAACE, the professional association for advancing education through ICT. They have have also been honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual BESA Education Resource Awards.

Roles & Responsibilities

Our client has a new opening for a graduate who loves to write and really make a difference to the world of education.
They are looking for a Curriculum Author to write content for their award-winning software that can be used by schools to assist learning.
The successful candidate will ideally have studied an education based degree so should have a good knowledge of the UK curriculum, an understanding of classroom practice, and an insight into the needs of children across the age and ability ranges.

You will be part of the development team with a focus on creating curriculum materials for use in classrooms around the world.

Following an impressive training programme your key tasks will include:
• research curriculum topics and plan, draft, write and review curriculum focused content
• prepare relevant/high-quality materials for publishing on their LearningGrids website
• edit and advise on content created by team members
• write blogposts, and other materials to support our users in using their software.

Skills Required

The successful candidate will:
• Be educated to degree level – ideally an education based degree
• Some placement experience working in education/school
• Have a confident and adaptable writing style
• display strong attention to detail
• Have strong teamwork skills
• Be highly organised and dedicated to their work. can manage personal workload/own time effectively

Benefits

Contributory pension following completion of probation

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