Code Club Regional Coordinator

London (Greater)
14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Remote, with regular travel across South East England
Salary: £23500 – £26000 p.a. full-time equivalent

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new skills.

In October 2015 we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.

The role

Following an internal promotion, we are looking to recruit a Code Club Regional Coordinator who will be responsible for expanding our community of clubs and volunteers in South East England. This is a diverse role that involves grassroots community management, organising and running various types of events, and developing and nurturing relationships with a variety of partners and stakeholders.

You should bring experience in building volunteer communities and organising small-scale events, and since this position is part of a remote team, you should be comfortable working independently. You need a track record of building and maintaining professional partnerships, and you should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will be an active member of the digital making community and have practical knowledge of computing education.

While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth. We pride ourselves on being a brilliant place to work, with a fantastic team and a positive work culture. If you think you could make a contribution, we’d love to hear from you.

Main responsibilities:
- Increase the number of Code Clubs in line with agreed targets and areas of focus
- Organise and deliver Code Club volunteer training across the region, in a variety settings and to audiences with a broad range of knowledge
- Organise meetups to support the existing volunteer community, facilitating knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer support
- Attend local tech, education, and edtech events and meetups to promote Code Club, connect with potential partner organisations, expand our support base, and recruit volunteers
- Take charge of regional communications, sending regular newsletters and creating and maintaining an active social media profile
- Work with local Star Clubs and Champions to showcase best practices and inspire the community
- Identify both corporate and community organisations that can contribute to our community and network, and develop and maintain working relationships with them
- Create new partnerships and opportunities for growth, and expand existing ones
- Support the reach of other Raspberry Pi Foundation programmes and initiatives as required

Experience and personal attributes

You should have:
- Experience of building and managing volunteer communities
- Good knowledge of the tech education sector and digital making, or the willingness to learn
- Great verbal and written communication skills, and the confidence to talk passionately and knowledgeably about coding and technology education to a variety of audiences
- A track record of influencing decision makers and managing relationships with stakeholders at all levels
- Good IT skills, and confidence working with a wide range of office software and productivity applications
- Lots of initiative, and the ability to thrive while working on your own
- The capacity to travel widely within your region, with access to a car and a clean, valid driving license

You’ll ideally have:
- Experience of working independently or as part of a remote team
- Practical knowledge of G Suite, Slack, and other communication and database software tools
- A track record of using social media to increase reach and influence
- Relevant local networks, with contacts that you can utilise to further our aims

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

- 25 days’ annual leave
- A generous company pension scheme of 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
- Professional development fund for all employees
- Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare
- Bike-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
- Generous parental leave policy
- Professional development fund for all employees
- Monthly organisation-wide maker days to improve your digital making skills
- Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
- Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, and drinks in all our offices

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