25 Aug

Politics Educational Writer Jobs Vacancy at Zigzag Education Bristol

Politics Educational Writer
Zigzag Education
Bristol ENG
25 Aug, 2017 30+ days ago

Zigzag Education Bristol urgently required following position for Politics Educational Writer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Pay from £17,645 to £18,598* per annum pro-rata Full time, fixed term contract (6+ months) This is an opportunity for graduates to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the study of Politics through paid positions writing educational resources that our customers – teachers throughout the UK – will use in their class to teach A Level Politics.

What you will achieve:

  • Published material that will help future learners succeed in their qualifications
  • Experience in publishing and education sectors
  • Develop research and planning skills to a specific project brief
  • Familiarisation of new teaching requirements set by examination boards for A level
  • Develop your teaching skills by gaining practise in structuring lessons, communicating theory to A Level students, and covering unit specifications.
  • Opportunity to develop own resource ideas
What we’re looking for:
  • A politics specialist with a detailed knowledge of UK Politics
  • A detailed knowledge of politics including degree-level study of UK Politics
  • An ability to adapt and improve methods of working so that any mistakes identified are not repeated
  • An ability to communicate effectively, concisely – to write with flair and enthusiasm for your subject.
  • An ability to write about politics from a neutral, educational perspective
Even without teaching experience, the ideal candidate will be able to apply creative strategies for teachers, taking the content students need to learn and presenting it in an accessible and digestible way.

*To qualify for the higher salary rate you must have 3 A*s at A Level and a 1st class degree in the subject, or a completed PGCE, or at least a year’s full-time experience writing similar educational materials. One position is available: 6-month initial contract starting ASAP. There is a strong possibility of further publishing opportunities – including writing, checking and/or editorial work.

Skills & Qualifications Essential Skills and Experience
  • A strong interest in the subject area, backed up with an excellent academic record
  • Strong research and analysis skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, and to communicate ideas and knowledge with clarity
  • Ability to write in a creative, yet clear and coherent style
  • An interest in keeping up-to-date with current affairs in UK and USA politics
Minimum Qualification Level Required
  • Related degree (2:1 or higher)
  • Minimum of 2 As at A Level
Additional Desirable Requirements
  • Grade A in a related A Level (or equivalent qualification)
  • PGCE and/or teaching experience
  • Experience of writing in a professional context, e.g. freelance educational writing
  • In-depth knowledge of American politics, globalisation and key political ideologies (liberalism, socialism and conservatism etc.)

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