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Tech Tutor

Expires: August 9, 2024

Company: MadLab

Category

Campaign, Coder, Communications, Creative, Design & Development, Digital, Digital Content Manager, Technical Training

Location

Flexible Working, Hybrid Working, Manchester, Stockport

Salary

£19,200 actual salary (£32k FTE) + 3% employers pension contribution

Job type

Fixed Term

MadLab is a creative and community makerspace operating across Greater Manchester. Established in 2009, we’re one of the longest-running independent makerspace in the UK. MadLab works at the interface of art, culture, science & technology.

By engaging people in art and technology, through its use and misuse, play and experimentation, participation and peer-learning, MadLab is growing Manchester’s digital skills base and fostering new forms of community and civic learning, brought about through access to new digital tools and techniques. MadLab’s mission is to involve everyone in shaping our own digital future.

About Click into Employment: Click into Community

Click into Employment: Click into Community is a 360-degree programme supporting young people from diverse backgrounds to gain confidence, develop skills and secure employment in the tech industry. Click into Employment feeds into Click into Community, providing pathways for users to strengthen their skills, confidence, and motivation at every stage.

Partner organisations for this programme include University College London’s Institute of Education (MadLab is a partner in its long-term programme, Making Spaces), Beacon Counselling, and Stockport Council.

About the role

The Tech Tutor will help grow the Click into Employment: Click into Community learning offer - increasing the variety of training and capacity of the programme. Working alongside MadLab’s Head of Education and Skills, you’ll be responsible for designing and delivering training content that will equip participants with in-demand skills to help them land a digital role.

You will also contribute to the programme’s learner recruitment strategy and also act as a mentor for participants (alongside volunteer industry talent.)  Position-holders will play a leading role in maintaining the positive and engaging learning environment that is a defining aspect of MadLab’s training delivery and vision for Click into Employment: Click into Community.

Contract: Fixed term contract ending March 2027.  Hours: 0.6 FTE - 22.5 hrs/week

Person specifications

Essential:

  • Substantial demonstrable teaching or skills development experience
  • Proficiency in relevant technical training
  • Proficiency with functional programming languages
  • Familiarity with various coding environments, tools, and frameworks
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patience and ability to adapt teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles
  • Ability to create a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong collaborative working skills
  • Excellent time management, organisational and planning skills

Desirable:

  • AET Level 3, PGCE or equivalent
  • Experience in course design and delivery
  • Experience using remote learning tools
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, Node.js and Express; HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experience and knowledge of supporting vulnerable people and/or those with complex needs
  • Commercial knowledge, experience and understanding of industry, including training needs

Read the full job description here

How to apply

Send a CV and covering letter (one page) detailing how your experience fits the criteria, and what skills you could bring to the role.  Please email these to Rachael Turner (Director, MadLab) at rachael@madlab.org.uk, using the subject line ‘Tech Tutor, Click.’

Applications close: Friday 9th August.  Interviews: week beginning 19th August (alternative dates will be available for people who have holidays booked)

To apply for this job email your details to rachael@madlab.org.uk.

To apply for this job email your details to rachael@madlab.org.uk.

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