Education Officer

Childnet

  • Team: Education
  • Salary: £25-29K per annum (depending on experience) plus employer’s pension contribution (currently 10%)
  • Location: Our offices will be your primary workplace with flexibility to work from home on discussion with your line manager. Our offices are located in Brockley, South East London
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 2nd May 2022 BST

Job Description

Childnet is a children’s charity with a mission to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.

We work directly with children and young people aged 3-18, as well as parents, carers, educators and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online. This informs our work in helping to equip children to stay safe online and the resources that we develop for them.

We strive to take a balanced approach, making sure that we promote the positive opportunities, as well as responding to the risks and equipping children and young people with the tools to deal with them.

Youth voice is central to our work, and we involve young people in our education projects, policy responses and campaigns. We empower them to take the lead in promoting a better internet through our Childnet Digital Leaders Programme, training them to be peer educators in their school communities.

At the heart of all our work is the belief that when used properly the internet is a wonderfully positive tool.

Our Education Officer will support Childnet’s goal to empower every young person, educator, parent and carer to support one another in using the internet for good and help young people get the best out of their digital lives.

Tasks and responsibilities of the role:

Youth outreach

·         Regular travel to educational settings across the UK and deliver sessions for children and young people aged 3-18, educators and parents and carers. 

·         Deliver virtual education sessions for all these audiences as required.

·         Present effectively to child and adult audiences ensuring presentations remain relevant and engaging for each audience.

·         Organise school visits, agreeing fees travel and logistics.

·         Work informally with youth audiences to capture youth voice e.g. through focus groups.

·         Support young people at events to successfully present their ideas and engage with stakeholders.

·         Inform the future development of Childnet resources by monitoring and evaluating education sessions.

Educational content production

·         Research and produce content for children and young people, parents and carers, and educators

·         Work with colleagues across the wider team to develop and update digital content for the Childnet website, social media channels, and Digital Leaders Programme.

·         Liaise with designers and other external agencies where necessary.

General

·         Support Childnet’s mission to provide inclusive and accessible online safety education for all audiences

·         Complete administrative tasks required for the role

·         Support Childnet’s awareness raising campaigns, e.g. Safer Internet Day, Childnet Film Competition and Digital Leaders Programme events

·         Support wider Childnet projects by maintaining communication with key stakeholders and contribute content

 

You need to be

·         Committed to and passionate about Childnet’s mission and its values.

·         Familiar with the school education system in the UK and curriculum content, including that for online safety.

·         Experienced in facilitating learning activities for children and young people including those with SEND and adults.

·         Experienced in the development of educational activities and materials, including presentations and teaching resources.

·         A good communicator with the ability to make complex ideas accessible in writing and via the spoken word.to children and parents.

·         Able to communicate and interact effectively, building relationships both within and outside Childnet.

·         Able to collaborate well both within a small team and across the wider Childnet team,

·         Self-driven with strong organisational skills and be able to manage competing priorities and deadlines.

 

At Childnet, you can enjoy a range of employee benefits including a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.

View the full job description and person specification on our website www.childnet.com/what-you-can-do/vacancies/.

 

 

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 2nd May 2022

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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 2nd May 2022