Education Officer (Testimony 360)

Holocaust Educational Trust

Employment Type Full time 1 year fixed term contract
Location Hybrid · London, UK Two days per week delivery in schools nationally; At least one day per week in central London office
Salary £35,000 - £44,000 (GBP) Plus benefits
Team Education
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 9:00am, 20th Nov 2023 GMT

Job Description

The Holocaust Educational Trust seeks a passionate Education Officer. They will join a dynamic Education Team who are at the heart of our mission to educate people from every background across the country about the Holocaust.

The successful candidate will arrive with experience in the UK education sector, with a knowledge and appreciation of Holocaust education. They will join a team of experts and specialists in pedagogical approaches to Holocaust education; research and the academic study of the history of the Holocaust; youth engagement, and mobilisation; oral history and its use in education; site based learning; memorialisation and remembrance; and public awareness of the Holocaust and its relevance today.

They will work to deliver our brand-new schools programme, Testimony 360. Testimony 360 is an immersive, interactive digital education programme that combines eyewitness testimony with virtual site-based learning to offer students an unforgettable learning experience. We are looking for a candidate with willingness to be flexible and adapt to evolving demands and priorities. A strong commitment to the Holocaust Educational Trust’s purpose and values is essential.

The successful candidate should have these skills/experience:

  • Qualified teacher status, or equivalent classroom based experience

  • Detailed knowledge of the Holocaust and Holocaust education pedagogy

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills including the ability to present complex and niche histories to large groups with varied knowledge, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with the team

  • Experience in developing and delivering high-quality, knowledge rich educational resources

  • Understanding of how to gather meaningful feedback and evaluation from participants.

  • Ability to work creatively and develop new ideas, taking initiative to drive forward with ideas and plans;

  • Able to work as part of a team, with an appreciation of the benefits of collaborative working;

Other desirable skills/experience:

  • Familiarity with educational technology (eg. tablets; virtual and/or augmented reality, digital exhibitions; interactive learning tools) or working with innovative educational programmes

In your first 6 months, you’ll:

  • Undertake training to deliver the Testimony 360 programme in schools

  • Travel nationally twice a week to deliver Testimony 360 to students in person

  • Work with colleagues to monitor and evaluate the Testimony 360 programme, ensuring that this learning feeds into development

  • Work with colleagues to review and adapt lesson plans in the programme's first year to a variety of delivery models

  • Observe and be trained to teach on our Lessons from Auschwitz Project

After 6 months in post, we'd expect you to:

  • Provide regular training and/or guidance to our pool of freelance educators

  • Contribute to the development of the programme's content and long-term delivery model(s)

  • Work with members of the Education Team in responding to enquiries from teachers, students, partners and members of the public.

  • Teach on a Lessons from Auschwitz project as Lead Educator (2 courses per year).

  • Support other colleagues across the Trust as they develop, plan and deliver on broader public engagement, fundraising, and awareness raising initiatives.

Like the rest of the Holocaust Educational Trust team, you will also benefit from:

  • Flexible working

  • A generous annual leave policy

  • Enhanced Parental leave packages for employees with more than eighteen months service

  • Pension

  • Private medical insurance

  • Enhanced Sick Pay, Income Protection and Life assurance policies

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Season ticket loans

Next steps:

Please complete the application and submit a CV. If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please contact Deputy Director of Programmes, Amy Gee, on

We anticipate interviews taking place Monday 27th or Tuesday 28th November.

Please note the Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. Therefore, all applicants will undergo strict vetting procedures and safeguarding checks before appointment and relevant pre-employment checks (this includes but is not limited to: DBS checks, qualification checks, reference checks and identity checks). This role involves regulated activity relevant to children, therefore It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 20th Nov 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 20th Nov 2023