Raspberry Pi Foundation is hiring a

Code Club Regional Coordinator: Wales


Based: Work from home with frequent travel across Wales, with occasional travel to other locations including 2 meetings a year in London and attending at least four meetings per year in Cambridge

Salary: ca. £24K p.a.pro rata

Basis: Part time (3 days per week / 22.5 hours ) permanent

Eligibility: You must be eligible for work in the UK

The Role

Code Club is a network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9 – 11. Our clubs are led by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers who attend their local primary school or community venue each week to teach children how to build their ideas with code.

Code Club is delivered by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Our mission is to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world. It’s a deliberately bold statement of our intent. We’ve achieved a lot, and grown quickly, in a short space of time. We have a clear and ambitious strategy for the next three years, which includes growing the Code Club programme across the whole of the UK.

We are looking to recruit a Code Club Regional Coordinator to grow our community of volunteers and partners in Wales. This is a diverse role, including grass roots community management, event management, and building networks and partnerships. You will need to be highly organised with great communication skills.

We are looking for someone who has the contacts and community building experience to help us increase our reach in Wales. You need to have a proven track record of delivering outcomes and be comfortable working independently as part of a remote team.

You don’t need to be a computer scientist or professional programmer to fulfil this role, but you should have a passion for digital technologies and the importance of computing education. Ideally, you will already be an active part of the maker community.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a unique place to work, with a fantastic, hard-working team that shares a commitment to helping people shape their world through digital technologies. If you think you could make a contribution, we’d love to hear from you.

Main Responsibilities

Growing our community of dedicated volunteers and partners

  • Implementing volunteer recruitment strategies as defined by HQ, adapting them to the context of the region to deliver to agreed KPIs
  • Identifying potential partners to recruit pools of volunteers
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with partners who can provide large numbers of volunteers
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with other key regional partners
  • Filling existing skills gaps through delivering Code Club volunteer training
  • Providing support to the existing community of volunteers as necessary
  • Organising meetups, training and other events, delivering on set targets
  • Attending local tech, education and edtech meetups and events to spread the word
  • Working with local Star Clubs to showcase best practice and inspire the community
  • Working with local library services and other potential community venues
  • Identifying sponsorship opportunities and passing them onto the Partnerships Team when appropriate
  • Increasing Reach

  • Increase number of clubs according to set targets
  • Increase volunteer numbers according to set targets
  • Increase number of clubs in non-school locations according to set targets
  • Expand existing partnerships and create innovative new partnerships and opportunities for growth
  • Experience and Personal Attributes

    You must be:

  • Experienced in building and managing communities
  • A great communicator with the confidence to talk passionately and knowledgeably about coding and technology education to a variety of audiences
  • Able to demonstrate that you can take responsibility, influence decision makers and manage relationships well
  • Able to deliver outcomes against set targets
  • Self-starting, with lots of initiative
  • Knowledgeable about Computer Science or a have a passion to learn
  • Connected to local networks with contacts that you can utilise
  • Competent and efficient in all aspects of an online working environment
  • In possession of a clean, current driving license and has the ability to travel widely within your region
  • Able to work core days of Tuesday and Wednesday each week, plus one other day to be agreed
  • You’ll ideally have experience of:

  • Knowledge of the education sector and tech education in particular
  • Experience of working independently and/or as part of a remote team
  • Technology sector experience
  • Experience of using Google Apps, Slack, communication tools and databases
  • Experience of using social media to increase reach and influence
  • Timetable for applications

    Closing date: 9am on Monday 14 November

    Initial interview (via Skype): w/c 14 November

    Second interview (via Skype): w/c 21 November

    Face to face interviews (in London, please note that travel will be required): w/c 28 November

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