Educational Materials Author

The Gwiddle Foundation is a non-profit based in the United Kingdom, setting the standards for low-cost student web hosting and Computer Science education. Used internationally, with a volunteer crew from a variety of different backgrounds and locations, our work has reached hundreds of students of all ages across the world.

We are committed to our volunteers, striving to provide the best experience possible. We aim to be an organisation volunteers can be proud of, and fully support our team with whatever personal or professional undertakings they may have. Volunteering with Gwiddle can be used towards extra-curricular awards and qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, where it can count towards your Volunteering module.

You will form part of a team driving Gwiddle Learn, our new online learning and tutoring service. You will be responsible for the creation of learning resources for students in KS2-4 (ages 7-16).

If you love to tinker, have an aptitude for programming, and can communicate sometimes complicated content to a younger audience, this would be the ideal role for you. Many teachers have already expressed an interest in Gwiddle Learn, so get involved today!

Duties include:

  • Investigating topics and projects for each age range and how they could be delivered in a modular format
  • Understanding the aims of the National Curriculum for ICT and Computing
  • Creating tasks and lesson plans around each topic for use in a classroom or independent learning environment, both activities on paper and making use of a digital learning environment
  • Answering questions passed on from teachers and students as required once the service goes live

 

We would prefer:

  • Candidates who are familiar with Gwiddle’s services
  • Candidates who can demonstrate familiarity with at least one client-side language used for the web. A knowledge of server-side or desktop languages are desirable.
  • Candidates who are already working or volunteering in an education or teaching setting.
  • Candidates who are keen to help spread the word about our work

 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrating a professional and courteous attitude
  • Abiding by Gwiddle’s Volunteer Agreement
  • Becoming familiar with Gwiddle’s services and their use.
  • Working with other volunteers to ensure a high quality service is provided to everyone.

 

We will prioritise registered STEM Ambassadors, individuals studying for a Computing or education qualification, or a related subject at any level, and those who can demonstrate a clear interest in the work we do.

Apply Now – This will take you to the volunteer opportunities application form.