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30+ days ago

Description

Education Officer&;-&;(KIN0001YC)
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The Guardian Foundation is an independent charity which supports media under threat, promotes diversity in the media and empowers children and young people to engage with the news.&;

A big part of that work is our hugely popular Education Centre, which provides a range of programmes for children of all ages to interact with the news and to get a realistic understanding of what it is like to work in a busy news gathering organisation.

This includes primary and secondary students from a diverse range of backgrounds, who may not ordinarily have access to news education, creating their own newspaper front pages, editing videos and coding for a digital news site. The Centre also offers a programme for higher education students as well as teacher training.

We are recruiting an Education Officer on a 6 month fixed term contract to teach news and media literacy workshops mainly to secondary school groups. You will also be involved in planning and developing the Education Centre's programmes, activities and online resources.

Currently we are delivering interactive sessions for schools virtually and expect this to be a large part of the role ongoing. Ordinarily we would be welcoming pupils in person to our purpose built classroom located in the Guardian’s offices at Kings Place, London, and we very much hope to be able to do this again during the term of the post therefore we do not intend for it to be completely remote.

About the role

  • Teaching news and media literacy workshops to schools and other educational groups using IT both virtually and onsite
  • Involvement with other Education Centre activities
  • Planning, reviewing and evaluating workshops and activities
  • Creating and developing news and media literacy resources
  • Using knowledge and resources within the Guardian and Guardian Foundation to improve the Centre’s programme
  • Involvement in administration of booking processes
  • Participation in wider Guardian Foundation activities

About you

  • Teaching background/experience of 2-3 years is essential
  • An ability to teach across age ranges (especially Key Stages 2-5) but also teachers, university students and adults
  • Experience of online/remote teaching/learning outside the classroom
  • An awareness of the changing role of news media and the Guardian's role in this
  • An understanding of the role and potential of news and media literacy in the curriculum
  • Wide knowledge of primary and secondary curriculum and current education initiatives&;

The successful applicant will be subject to an advanced DBS check.

The Guardian Foundation is committed to safeguarding the children and adults at risk with whom it works. The successful candidate will be expected to adhere to our policy and code of conduct.&;

To view a copy of the job description, please click here.

How to apply

To be considered, please send us your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you’d love to join us, and why you’re a great match for what we’re looking for.

The deadline for applications is Monday 23rd November 2020.

About us

The Guardian offers 26 days’ holiday and a competitive benefits package including a generous pension, healthcare, dental insurance options, cycle to work scheme and 2 paid volunteering days per year.

We have a strong commitment to your learning, development and well-being, with hundreds of different courses available - ranging from bite-sized e-learning courses, to on-site workshops and professional certifications.

It’s the talent, energy and commitment our people bring to our business that make us who we are. Across our business we have some of the brightest and best people in media and beyond: award winning journalists, cutting edge commercial teams, industry leading digital talent and much, much more.

We are a vibrant and diverse community with many events groups and forums to get involved in. Our Kings Place offices overlook Regents Canal, with the newly-developed Coal Drops Yard, Granary Square and St Pancras Square shops, restaurants and pop-ups.

We value and respect all differences in all people (seen and unseen) at the Guardian. We aspire to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the audience we serve, where our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard and can contribute to our future. The Guardian actively encourages applications from BAME candidates.

At The Guardian, many of our staff work flexibly and we will consider all requests for flexible working arrangements.

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