Maths: Educational Writer

Location
Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
Salary
Pay from 17,645 – £22,952 per annum pro rata
Posted
08 Sep 2017
Closes
06 Oct 2017
Ref
JEY - MATW
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Working as part of a friendly team of fellow writers and graduates from various subject areas, you will be responsible for writing primarily A level but also GCSE Maths questions for various exam boards.

This is an opportunity for university graduates to gain relevant experience in the publishing and education sectors (valuable for those considering a career in teaching).

Typical work activities

  • Researching question types and styles from sample assessment material
  • Writing original questions for new mathematics resources
  • Updating and re-using content from existing resources
  • Checking draft resources against specification criteria and identifying areas for improvement

What we are looking for

Skills/qualifications:

  • Essential:
    • Grade A or A* in A Level Maths (highest grade available)
    • A Level in Further Maths (one of the top two grades available, A/B or A/A*) and/or a degree in Maths or a related subject (with at least a 2:2 or equivalent achieved or expected)
  • Desirable:
    • PGCE and/or teaching experience
    • Generally academic A Levels and GCSEs
    • Experience of writing in a professional context, e.g. freelance educational writing

Personal qualities:

  • Highly concise and methodological working habits, including reporting and documenting methods to ensure confidence in the final resource
  • Attention to detail – to identify potential errors or omissions
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in accordance with project briefs and set timescales
  • Ability to organise your workload
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in your work and when liaising with the subject editor
  • Enthusiastic and motivated to work as part of a small team, giving and receiving constructive feedback and proactively looking to improve the team performance

What you will gain

  • Published material which will be used by teachers and students in schools across the UK
  • Invaluable experience for a future career in teaching, as well as publishing and education sectors

Further detail:

  • 6 month contract (starting ASAP) with the possibility of further work
  • 40 hours per week, based in our office in Westbury-on-Trym
  • Pay from £16,769 – £21,813 per annum pro rata - dependent on qualifications and experience
  • 3 month probation period