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Pearson GCSE and A-Level Credible Specialist in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology in London, United Kingdom

Credible Specialist for Sciences

Purpose of this role:

A Credible Specialist supports the customer events, training and/or delivery for our qualifications, and contributes to support materials for centres.

Successful candidates will undertake activities, that support customers, creating or advisingon material during the production of support, teaching and learning and training materials. Suitable individuals may also be invited to undertake additional activities by supporting the writing/editing/reviewing or assessing of the materials.

Key requirements

  • Provide up-to-date sector or subject specific expertise that feeds into the development of the required materials.

  • Keep up to date with changes in science education

  • Have detailed knowledge of the requirements/standards/specifications that encompass the role or area of expertise

  • Meet deadlines & report back to Pearson within agreed time-frames

  • Adhere to guidance provided by Pearson.

  • Work effectively with colleagues

  • Take part in training activities, associated with the role, as required

Writing Activities

  • Write the required materials assigned according to the brief provided

  • Respond positively to feedback received

  • Provide content in the required format using the specified format for submission

  • Make amendments following feedback

Editing/ Reviewing Activities

  • Edit/review materials to ensure they are grammatically correct and fit for purpose

  • Offer constructive feedback clearly and concisely

  • Review/comment on draft materials on the appropriateness of sector/subject content within the materials in line with the given brief

Training Activities

  • Create the materials in line with the brief.

  • Review materials to ensure they are grammatically correct and fit for purpose

  • Offer constructive feedback clearly and concisely

  • Review/comment on draft materials on the appropriateness of sector/subject content within the materials in line with the given brief

  • Deliver training either face to face / online live / recorded as a video or voice over.

  • Attendrun throughs and preparation meetings prior to training events.

  • Attend development / review meetings and contribute to the development of the materials to ensure they are in line with brief

Please note: Some activities are only available at particular points during, or after, the development of materials. Some activities may not be required for a given development.

Background/Experience/Skills (Essential)

  • Extensive experience of teaching GCSE and A Level in either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology and knowledge of the specifications and assessments for those qualifications.

  • Excellent communication, written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in delivering training to other teaching professionals (this could be in school or externally)

Background/Experience/Skills (Desirable)

For All Activities

  • Hold a degree or above with relevant qualifications for the sector/subject area of choice

  • Qualified teacher

  • Evidence of continuous Professional Development (CPD) in subject specialism

  • A clear understanding of the educational landscape and regulatory requirements for qualifications

Writing Activities

  • Innovative writers with fresh ideas that create engaging support materials and training events

Editing / Reviewing Activities

  • Experience in working with/on teaching and learning materials and/or training materials within the role/specialism.

  • Experience of advising and supporting others

Training Activities

  • Experience of delivering training or CPD to educators and/or professionals.

  • Experience of delivering online events

Additional requirements

Any applicant undertaking this role will be expected to:

  • Have personal IT equipment capable of running Pearson required software

  • Have a suitable broadband connection, microphone, headphones and a webcam

  • Have a personal and secure email account

  • Have a postal address in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey Isle of Man

  • Have the right to work in the UK

  • Declare any conflicts of interest that could impact on the role

  • Allow sufficient time for completion of duties and tasks as directed by the role.

  • Undertake any other appropriate duties as required by Pearson in relation to this role

  • Abide by the terms of conditions as stated in the contract for work

  • Ensure sufficient time and availability before contracts are accepted

  • Ensure that Pearson contact is notified of any issues that may delay the submission or completion of material/work.

Application Information We have a number of opportunities available for teaching professionals to join our growing teams of examiners, moderators and verifiers.

Closing date: 26 July 2024 at midnight

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