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We are currently recruiting for a number of roles; please see below for details. We are always interested in hearing from talented people with relevant skills and experiences, so if you are interested in working for Boardworks please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@boardworks.co.uk.

We are always keen to hear from practising secondary school teachers interested in authoring or reviewing materials. Take a look at our authors section or email editors@boardworks.co.uk for further information.

Javascript / HTML5 Developer

Boardworks is an Oxford-based EdTech and educational publishing business with around 40 staff based in Oxford and around the country. We’re one of the market leading businesses supplying the UK secondary school market with products in over 95% of UK secondary schools. We have a strong focus on international sales with products in 60 countries worldwide; and a New York office which runs the business throughout the US. We’re part of the GL Assessment group, the market leading provider of assessments throughout the UK and internationally.

We come from a background in teaching, are highly commercial and believe passionately in EdTech’s ability to make a difference to educational outcomes. This means that everyone here is 100% focused on producing amazing products with equally amazing efficiency. Decisions get made fast, ideas listened to, and everyone feels ownership. We use Agile.

The development team work alongside product owners, content editors, and Educational Advisers (former teachers and school leaders) to create products that demonstrably improve teaching and learning in school and at home. We have a wide and growing portfolio of products including:

• homework and assessment (www.doddlelearn.co.uk)
• student progress monitoring, analysis and reporting
• teaching content (www.boardworks.co.uk)
• MyPLC: an online, sixth form student self-assessment system
• MyWorks: a mobile-first content platform
• internal tools for our editorial team to produce HTML5 animation and other interactive content; and others, in production.

We are currently recruiting a Javascript / HTML5 developer to work in our central Oxford office.

We're looking for:

• Track record of delivery, particularly through great soft-skills / team work
• Technical excellence, preferably supported by strong academics
• 3+ years experience
• Javascript, HTML5, and CSS
• Great judgement over UX

You'll be working on a wide variety of projects, from simple single page applications, to designing and developing replacements for our extensive catalogue of Flash content using HTML5 technologies. In addition, we also develop and maintain a suite of in-house tools for use by our Editorial team to aid them in creating content for our online platforms.

Ongoing technology choices based on evolving requirements, but currently:
• Javascript
• React
• Node
• Bootstrap
• JQuery
• HTML5: canvas, audio, video, (and svg)
• We also use: Amazon Web Services, C#, C++, Nant, Cruise control.net, Actionscript, Typescript, Visual basic, others

To find out more, call David Blake on 01865 208440, or apply with CV and covering letter to recruitment@boardworks.co.uk

 

IT Assistant

Boardworks has an exciting opportunity for candidates interested in a career in IT.

Within this varied role, you would be:

- Providing technical support for staff and customers
- Resolving issues and providing assistance in person, on the phone and via email.
- Working across the company to support LAN, WAN, WiFi, software, servers, desktops, mobile devices, telephones and printers.

This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to develop their career in IT, all the while being exposed to various technologies in a thriving, fast-paced business.

Essential criteria:

- Knowledge of the practical aspects of IT, and a keen desire to develop proficiency in IT within a business context.
- Technical experience of Windows client operating systems and Microsoft Office.
- An interest in hardware and software troubleshooting.

Skills and experience in the following are desirable:

- iOS, Android and Mac Operating systems
- Active Directory administration
- Office365 administration

Please email your CV and a short covering letter addressed to Alfie Appleton to recruitment@boardworks.co.uk.

Maths Editorial Assistant

We are currently recruiting for an Editorial Assistant to join our maths team.

As an Editorial Assistant you can expect to gain substantial experience in the development of resources for our online platform, Doddle. Please note that this role is heavily focused on writing maths questions and explanations, since we create our resources in-house. Additionally you will be able to help with writing physics questions. You will also be required to proofread, draw simple digital diagrams for resources, test content and work with in-house designers and developers.

Successful applicants will have excellent written communication, creativity, organisational skills, a keen eye for detail, and enthusiasm for maths and education.

This is an ideal first job in publishing with excellent career development potential. A good degree in mathematics is essential. An A-level in physics would be ideal. Some tutoring/teaching or publishing experience would also be beneficial.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to recruitment@boardworks.co.uk. Interviews will be arranged as applications are received, so apply ASAP.

Chemistry Editorial Assistant

Boardworks is a market-leading Oxford-based educational publisher producing innovative multimedia resources for use in schools. We are currently recruiting for an Editorial Assistant to join our science team working on our digital educational resources for UK and US schools. Successful applicants will be organised, enthusiastic and creative with a keen eye for detail and a good understanding of what makes an educational resource work.

Within this role you can expect to gain substantial experience in the development of curriculum resources for our ground-breaking online platform Doddle (www.doddlelearn.co.uk). As an editorial assistant, you will be responsible for writing high-quality content for both teaching and assessment resources for science subjects. The role may also involve copy-editing, proofreading, testing content, working with in-house designers and developers, and helping to develop future functionality for the site.

This is an ideal first job in publishing with excellent career development potential. Strong A-levels and a good degree in chemistry are essential. Some publishing experience, teaching experience or a publishing qualification would be ideal, but not mandatory.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to recruitment@boardworks.co.uk by the 30th March. We will begin holding interviews before this date, so please apply as soon as possible.

Freelance Spanish voice recording opportunity

Boardworks has an opportunity available for native-level speakers of Spanish to do voiceover recording for some GCSE quizzes that we are producing. This is a paid one-off job, and candidates will be required to work for between 1 and 3 hours.

- Do you speak Spanish at a native level?
- Do you have a clear, expressive voice and excellent diction?
- Are you able to read aloud well?
- Are you able to speak Spanish at a much slower than normal rate if asked to do so, and still sound enthusiastic?
- Do you have any acting experience, teaching experience, or experience of working with children? (Desirable but not essential)
- Would you be available for a recording session on a weekday between 9.30am and 5.30pm?

If you can say 'yes' to all of the above and would like to find out more, please email Kiran at kiran.tanna@boardworks.co.uk with your name and any information you feel would be relevant.

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