Raspberry Pi Foundation is hiring a

Programme Manager (Citizen Science)

Programme Manager (Citizen Science)

Based: Cambridge, with travel to other sites and event venues

Rate: £35,000 - £45,000

Basis: Fixed term, one year; full time, part time, or flexible

Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the UK


The Role

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s 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. Since launching our first product in February 2012, we have sold over 11 million Raspberry Pi computers and have helped kickstart a global movement to get more people involved in computing and digital making. We’ve trained thousands of teachers and engaged hundreds of thousands of young people in our educational programmes, including our network of over 7,000 Code Clubs. Our free educational resources are used by millions of people every year.

We’re now looking for a Programme Manager to join the team that runs our educational programmes to oversee our Citizen Science programme.

You will lead the delivery of our existing Weather Station programme, which has already distributed almost 1,000 Raspberry Pi Weather Station kits to schools in almost 80 countries. You will also lead the development of new educational programmes and collaborations which get young people involved in computing and digital making through a connection with nature, the environment, and other areas of science.

The ideal candidate will have a background in science and a passion for computing education and digital making. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a unique place to work, with a fantastic team and positive work culture, so we are also looking for the right personality to fit in with the organisation.


Main Responsibilities

  • Manage the delivery of the Weather Station programme, maximising educational impact for the 1,000 schools involved directly in the programme, and developing opportunities for wider engagement.
  • Work with the Director of Programmes to develop new educational programmes and collaborations that get young people involved in computing and digital making, linked to nature and the environment, and to other areas of citizen science.
  • Responsibility for managing, monitoring, and reporting programme activities to ensure timely and effective delivery.
  • Manage resources effectively to ensure that programmes are able to meet their objectives.
  • Manage partnerships that contribute to our programmes, including with industry, education, and non-profit organisations.
  • Work with colleagues across the Foundation to ensure that educational programmes are integrated with our learning resources, educator training, outreach, and other activities.
  • Ensure that programmes have clear measures of impact and data. Monitor performance and impact effectively, reporting as required to the board, trustees, and partners.

  • You must have:

  • A passion for the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission and a good understanding of the field of computer science education and digital making.
  • Strong technical skills (programming and digital making) and a commitment to continued professional development.
  • Excellent programme-management skills; you must be capable of managing budgets, suppliers, and staff to deliver results.
  • Natural collaboration skills, and an ability to work across teams, and with a track record of creating successful partnerships.
  • Outstanding communication ability.
  • Experience of outreach activities, preferably in an educational context.
  • You will ideally have:

  • A background in science or science education.
  • Experience coordinating programmes internationally.

  • Timetable for applications

    Closing date: 9am on Monday 6th February 2017

    Face-to-face interviews: From Monday 13th February 2017