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Our team is small-scale but the work we do has huge impact, and this is a really exciting time to join us. With recent funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, we will reach 25,000 pupils across the country in this academic year alone. If you're creative, passionate about education and would like the opportunity to make your mark in this critical stage of the programme's expansion, we would love to hear from you.

We're currently looking for a Curriculum Content Developer and Esports Programme Manager. Please find full job descriptions below.

Curriculum Content Developer

Application closing date: 9am, Friday 18 January 2019

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Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation is a not-for-profit programme delivered by video games trade body, UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie). The Digital Schoolhouse programme uses play-based learning to inspire and engage students and teachers with creative computing. Widely recognised as a pioneering and innovative school based model to support teacher development, this ground breaking programme continues to bridge the gap between industry and education and lead the way in computing education.

The programme receives support and recognition from industry giants such as PlayStation, SEGA and Ubisoft alongside local government support from Warwickshire County Council. Currently operating out of 34 Schoolhouses across England and Northern Ireland to support 18,000 students a year, the programme has received funding and support from The Department for Culture, Media and Sport to help us rapidly accelerate the growth of the programme to 50 schools across the country by September 2019.  

It is as part of this acceleration of the programme that we are now looking to recruit a Curriculum Content Developer. The successful candidate will work closely with our industry partners to utilise their innovation and expertise to design and develop fun-filled, creative and off-beat curriculum resources for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 students.

The role:

This is an ideal role for an experienced teacher who wishes to utilise their creative educational expertise whilst learning more about industry practices. The part time and flexible nature of the role will enable the successful candidate to continue their teaching practice while stepping into the creative industries. The hybrid nature of this position is a pioneering approach that will help shape future teaching and learning, and teacher training and retention strategies.

As Curriculum Content Developer, you will be given full responsibility for staying up-to-date with the latest educational research and relevant policy developments to help inform and guide our strategy for educational content and resource development.

This role is ideal for the creative teacher who wants to step foot into industry and gain invaluable insights and expertise that can be used to inform their classroom practice.

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter and CV to claire@ukie.org.uk.

Esports Programme Manager

Application closing date: 9am, Monday 11 February 2019

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We're looking for an Esports Programme Manager to develop and deliver the flagship Digital Schoolhouse esports tournament. Digital Schoolhouse powered by PlayStation is a not for profit programme delivered by Ukie. Digital Schoolhouse uses play-based learning to inspire and engage students and teachers with creative computing. Widely recognised as a pioneering and innovative school based model, this ground breaking programme continues to bridge the gap between industry and education and lead the way in computing, careers and digital skills education.

Ukie represents the UK’s games and interactive entertainment sector and over 400 company members. Ukie's expanding membership, growing network, and big ambitions as an open, representative organisation for the 21st Century games and interactive entertainment sector calls for a unique person. This person should be passionate about games (or has an enthusiasm to learn) and have a strong desire to tell the world about the changing shape of the UK interactive industry and its businesses.

We are looking for a proactive, fresh thinking individual with a desire to develop their skills in thriving, lively and creative organisation. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and presentation skills, a positive “can-do attitude”, a creative spirit and an entrepreneurial flair. We are a flexible and inclusive employer. If you are excited by the role, but don’t feel you meet 100% of the requirements or qualifications we encourage you to apply anyway.

The role:

The position will allow the successful candidate to bridge the gap between industry and education in order to revolutionise computing education and careers advice. The Esports Programme Manager will work with the wider Ukie team and Digital Schoolhouse to support the continued growth and expansion of esports and careers education work across the UK.

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter and CV to claire@ukie.org.uk.

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Supported by Warwickshire County Council