Education Officer

Childnet

  • Team: Education
  • Salary: £29-30K depending on experience plus employer's pension contribution of 10%
  • Location: Our offices are located in Brockley, South East London; at the moment we are working flexibly and remotely
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 13th Sep 2021 BST

Job Description

Childnet is a child online safety charity with a mission to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

We work directly with children and young people aged 3-18, as well as parents, carers, educators and professionals, hearing about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.

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

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

In this role, you will

·         Travel to educational settings across the UK and work with educators to run sessions for children and young people aged 3-18, educators and parents and carers. 

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

·         Work informally with youth audiences to capture youth voice

·         Develop and update Childnet’s resources for children and young people, parents and carers, and educators - such as lesson plans, video content and online modules, e.g. Safer Internet Day education materials for schools

·         Work with colleagues across the Education Team and Digital Leaders team to develop and update digital content for the Childnet website and Digital Leaders Programme.

You will play a vital part in developing and delivering impactful education sessions for young people, parents and carers, and educators, as well as creating new teaching and learning resources. The role is very varied and provides opportunities to educate and empower young people to lead positive and safe lives online as well as engaging effectively with the adults who support them. The role sits within a dynamic, busy and collaborative Education Team made up of trained educators with experience of working with schools, in pastoral roles and of leading drama workshops.

At Childnet we pride ourselves on the collaborative approach we take to tackling a broad range of online safety issues and our commitment to empower young people and champion youth voice. This role offers exciting opportunities to work closely with the internet industry, other charities and international organisations. It will involve working with schools across the UK, helping to deliver exciting youth led events and be at the forefront of delivering inclusive online safety education. .

You'll need to have

·         Excellent communication skills with strong writing and personal presentational skills; and an ability to communicate often complex ideas in an accessible and persuasive style, both written and face-to-face, to children and parents

·         Excellent communication manner – online, telephone and face to face.

·         Highly developed interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people outside the organisation

·         Strong organisational skills with demonstrable experience of being able to manage one’s own time and workload and managing 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/vacancies.

 

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 13th Sep 2021

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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