CoderDojo Administrator

Employer Raspberry Pi Foundation
Job Type Administration
Location All Ireland
Salary Dublin or remote within Ireland, with regular travel to Dublin and Cambridge (UK)

Description

CoderDojo Administrator
Location: Dublin or remote within Ireland, with regular travel to Dublin and Cambridge (UK)
Salary: €25,200 – €26,850 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience
Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland

The role

Through Code Club and CoderDojo we support young people around the world to learn about computing and how to create with digital technologies, in fun and social environments. Like all in-person activities, CoderDojo has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have been put in place to limit its spread. We have been working hard to support Dojos to run online activities when in-person meetings aren’t possible, and we are supporting Dojos to return, where possible, to in-person sessions. In a world where digital skills are even more important and where so many young people have missed out on opportunities to learn them, CoderDojo has a critical role to play.

Reporting to the Head of CoderDojo, the CoderDojo Administrator will be responsible for providing high-quality support to our community, dealing with new Dojo applications, and processing background checks. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with a broad range of volunteers, and will understand the importance of providing effective support. You will be a driven and efficient administrator, capable and confident using a range of digital tools, ideally including Salesforce Service Cloud. You will have an agile attitude to work, and you'll be ready to try new approaches, evaluate, and iterate.

You don’t need to be an expert in computing or digital making, but you do need to bring a passion for our mission and a willingness to learn. Previous involvement with the CoderDojo movement would be a significant advantage.

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.

Responsibilities

  • Provide high-quality support to the CoderDojo community, including volunteers, parents and, where appropriate, young people; provide prompt responses, and highlight any regular issues that arise.
  • Verify new Dojo applications including checking that safeguarding requirements are met; identify and resolve any barriers to Dojos getting started; support webinars on the process of setting up a Dojo for new volunteers.
  • Ensure that volunteers in Ireland and the UK are appropriately background-checked by following our processes for Garda vetting, DBS, Access NI & PVG, highlighting any concerns, and supporting volunteers with vetting queries.
  • Working with the CoderDojo Community Coordinator, ensure any trends or changes in community support, Dojo verification and vetting queries are raised with the Head of CoderDojo.
  • Capture, collate, and share community feedback internally to ensure CoderDojo programme development is informed by the community's needs.

Experience and personal attributes

We recognise that everyone has the potential for growth, and we welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they have some, but not all, of the experience and personal attributes listed here.

  • Experience of providing high-quality support to a diverse range of people, ideally including volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills; you should feel comfortable presenting to different audiences and be able to write clearly
  • Skilled and confident using customer support systems, databases, and communication tools, ideally including Slack and Salesforce Service Cloud
  • A track record of effective administration, including collaboration across organisations and attention to detail
  • Comfortable managing a varied workload, including the ability to deliver to high standards when working to deadlines
  • Experience of working with the Garda vetting platform and having been trained as a Garda vetting liaison would be beneficial, but not essential

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity working to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more young people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve the problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed education programmes, learning experiences, and products that are helping millions of young people learn vital new knowledge and skills.

Through Code Club and CoderDojo, we support the world’s largest network of free informal computing clubs for young people. Tens of thousands of educators have taken our online courses, and millions of people use our free online learning resources.

Across all of our work, we work hard to engage young people who come from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the field of computing or who experience educational disadvantage. We work all over the world, with teams based in the UK, Ireland, North America, and India, and partnerships with mission-aligned organisations in over 40 countries.

We are at the forefront of the global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2020 Annual Review.

Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • 24 days’ annual leave
  • Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
  • Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
  • Investment in professional development and learning
  • Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
  • Generous family leave policy
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Private healthcare

We are currently expecting all interviews to take place online, though with the relaxing of COVID-19 measures we may invite candidates for a face-to-face interview if appropriate.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in the selection process, you will be required to undergo a background check to confirm that you are a suitable person to work with children. Further background checks will be made at regular intervals thereafter.

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