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Content Writer – PlanIt French

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Location Remote, UK (Work from home)Salary £10,50/hourContract 15 hours per week / 6 months fixed-term (with view to extend)Line Manager Helen Marie BrooksHiring Managers Helen Sushams and Delphine WilkinsonRecruiter Zoi PisourikaDo you love Twinkl resources? Would you also love to learn how to create them?As a Content Writer for our PlanIt Languages team, you’ll be joining a team of passionate professionals working flexibly to write content for Twinkl’s thriving Languages product. This excellent team creates and updates a wide range of creative and innovative resources to support Languages teaching in primary schools. This includes planning and assessment materials, knowledge organisers, activity sheets, PowerPoints with audio support and display materials.Ideally, you’ll have a strong, current working knowledge and understanding of the English National Curriculum’s Languages programmes of study for Key Stage 2 and would be working as a teacher in an English primary school. You will use your knowledge and experience of teaching French to develop resources and your content will be turned into a finished product for Twinkl by our highly skilled design team. This role is suitable for those working part-time in the classroom.If you’re passionate about helping those who teach, we’d love to hear from you!Your weekly activity could include creating new resources to support teaching and learning of French, including working on fully planned lesson packs for our PlanIt French content; creating innovative and engaging materials to complement the existing PlanIt French scheme of work; producing resources which respond to customer needs and educational developments; meeting with other members of the team to discuss and develop new ideas. The role of Content Writer is flexible, varied and exciting. You will be working on different resources depending on the needs of our customers and this can change quickly. You will have the creative freedom to shape the content we offer to our customers. Our ideal candidate will be going further than writing content by suggesting new product ideas, identifying Languages educators’ needs, sharing their experiences and expertise with others. As part of the product development team, you will have close contact with other Writers, and our team of Editors, Designers and Illustrators will bring your creations to life before they then appear on the website.This is a work from home, flexible position, and hours can be agreed between you and your line manager to fit around your current commitments.In this role, you will learn how to create new teacher content for our PlanIt French product, from ideation stage to publication on the site; how to work as part of an Agile Scrum team; how to use Jira, our Project Tracking Software; how to use your teaching experiences to create Twinkl approved resources for educators across the world. RequirementsTo succeed in the role, you will be passionate about the teaching of Languages in primary (or secondary) school and have an excellent command of both oral and written French; bring fresh ideas and a good insight into what teachers want and need, and how to execute this; have excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships within the team; be focused on collaboration, using feedback to make our resources the best they can be; be organised and produce high quality work within deadlines; love to learn new skills. We’re especially interested in anyone who meets one, or a combination of the following holds a relevant teaching qualification PGCE, BEd or similar; has current, working knowledge of the English National Curriculum; ideally has at least 2 years’ current experience of teaching as a qualified classroom teacher in KS2 (or secondary); ideally has some daytime availability during the working week to enable online meetings with the PlanIt Languages team; has access to a PC or laptop and a reliable internet connection to facilitate working from home. Are you a French native speaker? Do you additionally speak Spanish or German? Have you been creating KS2 resources for your classroom?Please submit a cover letter to help us better understand why you’re interested in this position and how your skills and experience will make you successful in this specific role. Feel free to talk about your passion for languages and how it's paired with your teaching experience in the classroom!Twinkl are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity within all of our teams and are committed to continuing to build an inclusive workplace for all. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please include this at the foot of your covering letter. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.BenefitsIn return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities.Here’s a couple of the things that make Twinkl a great place to be A friendly, welcoming and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun and always put people before process. Flexible working with opportunities to work from home. Diversity, inclusion and belonging – our Employee Network Program includes working groups for LGBTQ+, People of Colour, Disabilities (visible and invisible), Women in Tech and Working Parents. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) – Our ever-evolving program includes Monthly progression reviews, Twinkl’s Management Scheme, commercial awareness training, leadership coaching quads, career chats and mentoring. Plus, Westfield Health, life insurance, 29 annual leave days per year (inc bank holidays) & company sick pay.

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