Teacher - Data & Digital Leadership workshops (part-time)

Job description

ABOUT DECODED

Education is not a life stage that ends in your late teens and early twenties. Decoded believes that everyone should learn innovation, code, data science, hacking, design thinking, blockchain, and a million other things that haven’t even been invented yet. We want to accelerate learning for everyone.

Decoded is a global technology education provider that creates learning experiences for businesses around the world. Our mission is to be the world’s greatest technology educator, and to change the way people interact with technology. Curious about our style of teaching? Check our Global Head of Product, Amadeus Stevenson, Demystify the Digital World to get a taste of how we do, what we do.


OVERVIEW 

Decoded is looking for a part-time Teacher to join our Teaching Team, working 3-4 days per week. As a Teacher you will support our Product Development team in delivering our best-in-class workshops to learners in our Data Academy and Data Mindset programmes. Your time will be spent preparing for delivery, teaching workshops and providing peer-review on our curriculum. 


You will also work with the Teaching Director to define best practices and share your experience with the team.

You can work remotely from anywhere in the GMT + 2 time zones. When we return to in-person training you may have the opportunity to travel around the region and beyond. 


When applying please bear in mind the following:

  • We work in an area flooded with tech buzzwords (e.g. AI, machine learning, blockchain) — in your application show us how you would explain a buzz-wordy term to a room full of people that ‘get it’ but might have never ‘done it.’

  • We really enjoy videos, and portfolios of work that show us your skills (make it fun)

  • We deliver training that is technology and innovation focused — see if your application can reflect this


SPECIFIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Teacher at Decoded, you will be responsible for:

  • Teaching our data science learning content at in-person workshops, hackathons, webinars, video recordings and other mediums we may develop in the future
  • Supporting product developers and teacher training, where appropriate
  • Travelling to workshops in the UK and abroad, when necessary
  • Honing your skills as an educator and building your knowledge of andragogy and teaching theory
  • Providing training, mentoring or support to other teachers, where appropriate
  • Representing Decoded by giving external talks and attending client meetings, when necessary


ACCOUNTABILITIES

As a Teacher at Decoded you will be accountable for: 

Knowledge of content

  • Preparation
  • Subject matter expertise
  • Delivery of key resources

Learner progress

  • Learning objectives
  • Complete delivery of Learning Objective material

Quality of Teaching

  • Use of formative assessment
  • Ability to connect with learners
  • Ability to be easy to follow
  • Ability to be engaging

Adaptability of individual learners

  • Tailoring to Learners

Facilitation skill

  • Timekeeping
  • Classroom management
  • Atmosphere
  • Technical issues


SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS

We're looking for candidates with a mindset built on:

  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Solving problems elegantly and creatively: “find a way or make a way”
  • Organisational skills - proactivity, process improvements
  • Communication skills - written, verbal, 1:1, group
  • The ability to create a fun, inclusive and supportive team environment
  • A flexible, can-do attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Striving for excellence in all areas
  • The ability to keep things in perspective
  • Exceptional attention to detail to deliver timely, quality results

    Requirements

    WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?

    A successful candidate will be expected to achieve the following within 3-6 months:

    • Autonomous management of workshop delivery
    • Confidence to successfully deliver at 80% of our Mindset workshops
    • An overall Learner Feedback score +8/10
    • An overall Teacher KPI score of 75%


    WHO ARE YOU?

    We’re looking for people who know their stuff about the things we teach and are able to communicate that knowledge in an awe-inspiring way.

    You are:
    • An excellent communicator and confident presenter
    • Programming experience
    • Self-motivated and a problem solver who takes initiative
    • Passionate about technology and learning
    • A team player who is eager to improve our programme wherever possible and contributes to overall morale
    • Always keen to learn, improve and stretch your own knowledge, skills and behaviours


    TEAM REPORTING AND STRUCTURE

    You will report into the Teaching Director


        DAY TO DAY

        This role has the potential to be fully remote. You will work from 9am to 6pm part-time for a minimum of three days a week. When possible, you may need to travel to your learners' workplaces to deliver in person workshops.


        LEARNING & PROGRESSION

        We run a dedicated learning calendar to hone craft skills in teaching, leadership, strategy and other relevant disciplines.

        Quarterly performance reviews embedded within our culture of feedback will ensure you are recognised and rewarded for the value that you bring to Decoded.


        APART FROM THe ABOVE, WORKING AT DECODED MEANS YOU'LL GET

        • Modern, flexible and fully serviced offices at Fora
        • Company pension contributions
        • Private health care including dental, GP and hospital cover and a gym-discount to help you prioritise your wellbeing
        • Travel insurance
        • A huge array of social events including themed Christmas get-togethers and a summer away day as well as monthly drinks and activities
        • Continuous learning and development through monthly training sessions focusing on data science and teaching, plus bespoke training, coaching and development to allow you to reach your potential. You will be challenged with lots of responsibility and exciting projects in an environment that encourages learning, creativity, personal growth and collaboration
        • Free monthly lunches, fresh fruit every day, drinks and snacks
        • Casual dress every day
        • Flexible working and working from home when you need to
        • Cutting edge software and kit, always


        OUR APPLICATION PROCESS

        • The application process is as follows. If successful you will progress through four stages:
          1. A short Zoom call to say hello and answer any questions you have about the company.

          2. A Zoom presentation demonstration with our Teaching Director and other team members. You will need to come prepared with a 10-minute presentation. Afterwards, they will ask some specific questions regarding the role and get to know you more.

          3. The third stage involves observing a workshop with one of our clients. For this you will need you to sign an NDA.

          4. Finally, we will make you an offer and if accepted, prepare a contract and onboard you!