8th September 2021
We’re Hiring! Global Community Coordinator
Location: Ireland (remote)
Salary: €28,500 – €33,750 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience
Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK, or be eligible to work in the UK.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity working to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new knowledge and skills. The Foundation supports two networks of free coding clubs for young people: Code Club, which is primarily an after-school programme, and CoderDojo, which is primarily a community-based programme. The programmes are complementary and together form the world’s largest network of free computing clubs, reaching hundreds of thousands of young people each week, supported by an incredible community of tens of thousands of volunteers and educators in over 100 countries.
We are at the forefront of the global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, work, and impact in our 2020 Annual Review.
Like all in-person activities, Code Clubs and CoderDojos have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the measures that have been put in place to limit its spread. In a world where digital skills are even more important, and where so many young people have missed out on opportunities to learn them, Code Club and CoderDojo have a critical role to play.
To increase the reach and impact of Code Club and CoderDojo beyond our home markets of the UK and Ireland, we work with more than 50 partners around the world. The Global Community Coordinator will report to the Senior Community Manager and will be responsible for delivering and evolving engagement interventions with our global partners, and measuring the impact of our partnerships. The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills and experience of supporting and engaging partners and volunteers. You will be confident when communicating with stakeholders at all levels, from a wide range of cultural backgrounds; and capable of coordinating multiple strands of work simultaneously. You will also have an agile attitude to work, ready to try new approaches, evaluate, and iterate.
You don’t need to be an expert in computing or digital making, but you do need to bring a passion for our mission and a willingness to learn. Previous involvement with Code Club or the CoderDojo movement would be a significant advantage.
We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our
mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach
to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you,
and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.
- Organise and co-deliver relevant and effective engagement events and projects for our global partners
- Write, send, and evolve high-quality global partner newsletters
- Develop, review, and update engaging resources and website content for our global partners and their clubs, coordinating translations in collaboration with the translation team
- Implement the monitoring and evaluation of our partner engagement programme
- Verify new clubs joining the Code Club and CoderDojo networks, including checking adherence to safeguarding requirements
- Provide effective support to clubs and partners
- Monitor and post on relevant club programme social media channels, and monitor partner social media posts
Experience and personal attributes
- Experience of supporting and engaging partners and volunteers, ideally for global programmes.
- Excellent communication skills. Experience of communicating effectively with people from a wide range of cultures who are based in different time zones. You should feel comfortable presenting to different audiences and be able to write clearly.
- Good data and analytical skills, and the ability to use data effectively to improve what we do.
- A track record of effective project management, including collaboration across organisations and attention to detail.
- Skilled and confident using social media platforms, databases, and email marketing tools, ideally including Salesforce and Pardot.
You’ll ideally also have:
- Experience working in a non-profit or mission-led organisation, ideally in the field of education or technology
- Event management experience
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our mission and to our impact at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. We know that varied perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences help generate better ideas and solutions, so don’t feel you need to check off every point listed above in order to apply for the role.
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 24 days’ annual leave
- Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
- Comprehensive Private Healthcare Benefit Scheme
- Investment in professional development and learning
- Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
- Generous family leave policy
- Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
- Regular organisation-wide maker challenges to improve your digital making skills
- Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
- Refreshments in all our offices
Timetable for applications
Closing date: Wednesday 6 October 2021, 17:00 BST
Phone interviews: w/c 11 October 2021
First round interviews: w/c 18 October 2021
Second round interviews: w/c 1 November 2021
We are currently expecting all interviews to be undertaken remotely online.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in the selection process, you will be required to undergo a background check carried out to identify that you are a suitable person to work with children. Further checks will be made at regular intervals thereafter.