We are Decoded, the pioneers of transformative technology education. We democratise cutting edge skills. We help transform traditional businesses into tech companies. We give our learners the skills and confidence to embrace the future of work.
Our products and methodologies have been shaped through our collaboration with some of the largest and most technologically progressive organisations in the world. We use the intelligent, ethical and creative application of technology to lay the foundations for a more productive and promising world – one with unlimited possibilities.
Decoded is looking for a Data Mentor to join our Teaching Team. You will be responsible for supporting a group of learners through the Data Academy by providing first-class coaching, mentoring and teaching that meets their aspirations and objectives. Our Data Academy delivers a government-funded Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship qualification to our learners, and requires us to evidence learning and applicability of the learning to their jobs, to the regulators (Ofsted, ESFA).
Our accelerated technical skills development focuses on modern data science and machine learning. Content covered includes various feature engineering techniques, classical as well as deep machine learning algorithms and the Hadoop framework for the efficient handling of big data.
You will facilitate 1-on-1 sessions with learners during which you will help them apply machine learning techniques to their day-to-day job, simplify complex data concepts, assist with potential programming issues, give feedback on projects, review their progress, and help them to plan the coming weeks. You may also teach in-person 2-3 hour workshops to larger audiences throughout the course, depending on your areas of expertise.
As a Data Mentor at Decoded, you’re ultimately accountable for:
Successfully mentoring Data Fellows through the 18-month Data Academy programme
Enabling and empowering learners so they can produce high-quality work, and develop as lifelong learners as well as employees
Evidencing the knowledge, skills and behaviour they acquire as part of our obligations as a government regulated entity through Ofsted and ESFA
Providing regular learner metrics to comply with Decoded’s administrative requirements
SPECIFIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
End Point Assessment
SKILLS & BEHAVIOURS
Your performance will be measured by and driven by a mindset built on:
WHO ARE YOU?
Our Data Mentors are a community of data science education rockstars. Our learners love their blend of science and humanity, combining technical expertise and a passion for education.
Our mentors have PhDs in Theoretical Physics, Neurotechnology and Earth Science. They are mathematics teachers with a passion for female education, and computer science graduates who pivoted to business school. They have worked as Fortran Developers at the Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre.
Whatever their background, they are all:
TEAM & REPORTING STRUCTURE
This role will report into Decoded’s Mentorship Manager.
You will work from 9am to 5pm either full time five days a week, or part time for a minimum of three days a week.
You will be in control and responsible for your time. You plan your working day around the best outcomes for success, identifying and prioritising projects against business need.
LEARNING & PROGRESSION
All team members gain full exposure to Decoded learning programmes. So when it comes to future-proofing your CV, you couldn’t be better placed. In just a few months at Decoded you’ll become fluent in digital technologies and innovation, and you’ll continue to refresh and refine this knowledge for the duration of your career here.
Beyond that, we run a dedicated learning calendar to hone craft skills in leadership, management, strategy and other relevant disciplines.
Quarterly reviews embedded within our culture of feedback will ensure you are recognised and rewarded for the value that you bring to Decoded.
Apart from the above, working at Decoded means you’ll get: