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Education Specialist- Product Lead

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We’re currently recruiting for an Educational Content Specialist to join our friendly and supportive team here at Findel. If you’re passionate about primary education, with direct classroom experience and strong content writing skills, then we’d love to hear from you.

Findel is an eCommerce educational resources supplier in the UK and International schools and nurseries marketplace. We own several general and specialist educational brands; Hope, GLS, Davies Sports, Philip Harris, Spa4Schools, A-Z and LDA.

Brilliance and being able to shine is at our core and we want our people to be true to themselves, embody our values, strive for greatness, take the challenge, be different and above all care for and help others be the best they can. We look for people who want to inspire future generations and who play a part in moving Findel forward for the greater good. We recruit people who stand out from the crowd, take responsibility for seeking out what adds value and think outside the box.

Your Role:

As an Educational Content Specialist, you’ll need specialist knowledge of the primary curriculum and the associated curriculum resources as well as strong writing skills, enabling you to plan, organise and create practical and inspiring content of exceptional quality.

 Some of the responsibilities of these great opportunities include:

• Create and develop digital content, ensuring it remains engaging, learner-focussed, relevant to the market and boosts brand awareness.

• Work closely with external content writers to brief content requirements.

• Review and approve content from external content writers to ensure content is high-quality, reflects briefing documentation and style guides, and is delivered on time.

• Build and support a pipeline of content ideas based on understanding customer and market needs and in line with an editorial calendar.

• Liaise with our customers, visit schools, nurseries and attend customer advisory boards to gain an excellent understanding of the customers’ needs.

• Demonstrate a clear understanding of UK curriculum including regional variations, commercially available curriculums & trends in pedagogy.

• Conduct regular research into trends to ensure our content is up to date, inspiring and differentiated from other resources on the market, enabling teachers to deliver inspirational lessons.

• Attend relevant education events in the UK working alongside Marketing and Sales as the subject and product expert.

• Work closely with the Creative team to ensure our content delivers brand and quality standards.

• Identify potential partners, content writers, specialists, and influencers in this market to offer ad hoc trend content and hot topics, ensuring our content remains relevant to our market.

• Your role will be product focused

About You:

We are ideally looking for the following skills and experience:

• In-depth knowledge of UK Primary Education ideally with direct classroom experience.

• Understanding of what will support teachers in the classroom, reducing planning and prep time outside of delivering lessons.

• Strong language and communication skills, to create excellent written content and establish a clear, strong brand tone of voice.

• Ability to work on multiple projects, be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills to build internal and external relationships.

• Able to work collaboratively across multiple teams to achieve results.

• Well organised, with excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise.

• High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

• Able to demonstrate a proactive and resourceful approach.

• Excellent IT skills – proficient in MS Office.

• Excellent SPaG skills and ability to use them within the editing element of your role.

• DBS certificate (we will apply for this on your behalf when you start in the role).

Life at Findel is built on our values that we are proud of: Bravery, Passion, Ambition and doing everything because we Care. To thrive at Findel, you’ll need to demonstrate the following:

• A great attitude

• Do the best you can

• Don’t be afraid of making mistakes

• Be true to yourself and live our values

• Be a team player

What’s in it for you:

Competitive salary & benefits package including 25 days holiday plus an additional holiday to celebrate your Birthday, contributory pension scheme, staff discounts, Employee Assistance Programme (including online GP & well-being support), Volunteering Leave & Cycle to Work scheme. We fully support a hybrid working arrangement, with the working week split between our collaborative workspace in Hyde, Greater Manchester and working from home. Above all, our culture is friendly, welcoming and supportive, and we believe work should be fun.

To find out about Findel, our vision, values and all the great things we do to support communities and the environment, please visit: https://www.findel.co.uk/

To apply, please visit: https://findeleducation.careers.adp.com/

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