Programme Manager, Astro Pi
Location: Cambridge, UK
Salary: £35,500 – £40,000 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience
Basis: permanent; full-time
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK
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 about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.
The European Astro Pi Challenge is an ESA Education project run in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It offers young people the amazing opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space by writing computer programs that run on Raspberry Pi computers on board the International Space Station. The Astro Pi programme was created as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission in 2014, and thousands of young people from more than 20 countries take part each year.
We are looking for an Astro Pi Programme Manager, who will be responsible for leading on the administrative and technical aspects of the European Astro Pi Challenge, as well as for supporting the operation of the Astro Pi computers aboard the ISS. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing large-scale educational programmes and relationships with partner organisations. You need to have the skills to lead on communications and outreach related to the Astro Pi programme. In addition, you need to be comfortable collaborating with colleagues with strong technical skills on programme-related hardware and software maintenance and improvements.
We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our
mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.
Manage the relationship with ESA
Manage the European Astro Pi Challenge
Technical programme management
Experience and personal attributes
You must have:
You would ideally have
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 12 noon BST, 31 May 2019
In-person interviews: week commencing 17 June 2019, in Cambridge