Assistant producer (6-month contract)

Kapow Primary is seeking an experienced assistant producer to support in the creation of high-quality video content across our website and social channels. The right candidate will be highly motivated and creative, and eager to get stuck into the whole video production process. They’ll embody our friendly, informed tone of voice and will relish a fun challenge. 


This is a full-time, 6-month contract. The role will require a minimum of 3 days per week based at our offices in London Bridge.

About Kapow Primary 

Kapow Primary is a digital educational publishing product that supports primary school teachers through original short-form videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance and is created by subject- specialist teachers.  Over 6,400 primary schools in England use us to support their teaching of 12 foundation subjects.

We make short-form documentary-style video content combining original demo, studio-shot presenter segments, stock footage and graphics. Our videos support both teachers in their subject knowledge and pupils’ learning in class.

To find out more about Kapow Primary, you can take out a free 7-day trial of the website and watch this  short video.

The role

Reporting to the Head of video, and working alongside internal video editors and freelancers, you will use your editorial judgement to ensure high quality and best practices throughout the team to support our video publication deadlines. 

This role would be perfect for a junior assistant producer who has had scriptwriting experience, and is ready to take the next step in their career.

What you will do

Under the guidance and direction of our Head of video, you will:

  • Work closely with educators and subject matter experts to edit and refine scripts in line with our tone and house style.
  • Review first cuts of videos.
  • Assist with filming production including: preparing autocue scripts and assets for filming, picture research, rushes organisation, filming props and shot lists.
  • Some basic audio editing where necessary.
  • Assist with scheduling of studio filming, presenters and guests.
  • Produce marketing materials with our video edit team.Essential: You will have:
  • Relevant professional experience with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in media, video production, English, or related field, or a substantial amount of professional experience without a degree.
  • An excellent command of written English and grammar.
  • Experience producing short-form videos in a professional environment.
  • Exceptional scriptwriting and storytelling skills.
  • An acute eye for detail.
  • Basic audio editing skills.
  • Picture/footage research experience – you will be familiar using stock libraries and have knowledge of rights processes and licensing restrictions.
  • A flexible, proactive, positive attitude. You will need to be well-organised and able to work with a high level of autonomy.
  • The ability to be a team player and work well with others, including video editors, freelance contractors, content creators, graphic designers and our project manager.

Desired experience

  • Experience of making educational content, ideally for the UK primary school market.
  • Experience coordinating and assisting on shoots. 
  • Experience of working with stock footage libraries. 
  • Experience producing short-form videos.

Personal competencies 

  • Highly creative and passionate about video production.
  • Experience across the entire video creation process, equipment and technology.
  • Fastidious, yet creative, knows how to prioritise.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • A keen and committed team player who is not afraid to ask questions, seeks help from and works well with others.
  • Understands that businesses have commercial considerations and that deadlines need to be met.
  • Hungry for success but also likes to have fun at work.
  • Adaptable, open-minded and committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms.

 What we can offer

  • Competitive salary (depending on the level of experience).
  • Training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role.
  • Autonomous responsibility in a team committed to ensuring each other’s success.
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), with bank holidays on top.
  • Extra time off on your birthday.
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • Pension contribution.
  • 4 x death in service life assurance.
  • Access to an online private GP and counselling service.
  • Free access to Westfield Health and Rewards scheme.

Please note that this is a full-time six-month contract.

To apply

Please apply by sending your CV to [email protected] with the subject: ‘Assistant Producer application’.  Your cover letter should explain how you think you can benefit our team.

 

Content editor and publisher (maternity cover) Applications closed

Do you have teaching and proven publishing experience? Are you a stickler for house style and accurate writing? Do you enjoy working with others to create a great, publishable result? 

We are seeking a Content editor and publisher to join our content team to cover a maternity leave. This role will suit someone with teaching and publishing experience,  excellent writing skills, an eye for detail and someone quick to grasp unfamiliar digital tools.  You will need to provide examples of how you have supported others to improve their writing skills and you will need to reach a good standard on an online grammar test to be invited for interview.

This is a one-year, full-time or four-day-a-week role and can be either home or office-based (initial training will take place in London). 

You will:

  • Work within a small multi-disciplinary team of content creators and a designer and, from time-to-time, also support other content editors and publishers in other teams.  
  • Review content created by our content creators to ensure that it is clearly and accurately written, factually correct and complies with our editorial house style.
  • Review the content creators’ selection of images to ensure they are suitable for the content and to raise any copyright issues you identify with our rights managers.
  • Work with our online publishing system and tools to populate web pages with the content produced by our content creators, designers and video team and ensure that our resources are complete, coherent and correctly tagged and categorised in our systems.
  • Check spelling,  grammar and compliance with our editorial style. 
  • Carry out administrative tasks, including maintaining records of audio and image content for copyright purposes.
  • Triage content queries from customers referred from our customer enquiry team.
  • Help maintain in-house style guides for lesson writing, supporting resources and presentations. 
  • Work with our website product owner to suggest and test improvements to the website’s functionality.
  • Report to your team lead and you will also be managed from a professional perspective from the lead content editor and publisher.

To be successful at this role you will:

  • Have impeccable spelling and grammar. You will be tested on your grammar and proofreading skills, as part of the interview process.
  • Be passionate about house style and clear and concise writing.
  • Have completed primary qualified teacher status: PGCE, B.Ed or equivalent and have teaching experience. 
  • Be an effective communicator who thrives in a close-knit team and understands that your work helps achieve business objectives.
  • Be self-motivated to hit goals and deadlines – this is particularly important if you choose to work from home much of the time.
  • Take pride in always meeting a deadline so that content launches take place at the planned time.
  • Work confidently between different IT platforms.
  • Understand the teaching community in England, knowing their unique pressures.
  • Be flexible and adaptable if priorities change at short notice. You may need to fight fires to ensure deadlines are met and customers are not disappointed.
  • Be a digital native. You must be quick to learn new tools and technology.
  • Be happy working in a fast-paced business.

How you will spend your day

Typically, you can expect to be:

  • Reviewing learning content across a broad range of resource types for:
    • Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
    • Adherence to house style. 
    • Editorial flow and clarity.
    • Suitability for the audience.
  • Providing constructive feedback and support to the Content creators.
  • Uploading content to the website.
  • Liaising with our Project manager and team leads to understand the day’s priorities. 
  • Working with other content editor and publishers  to review content to ensure consistency across the team.

 

What we can offer

  • An annual salary of £33k (pro rata).
  • Daily learning opportunities across multiple projects.
  • 25 days annual leave, with bank holidays on top (pro rata).
  • Your birthday off.
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • 4x salary life insurance.
  • Access to online GP and counselling services.
  • Access to Westfield Health benefits
  • Pension contribution.

Diversity matters at Kapow Primary. We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential and for us to create a successful, innovative business with products that help all primary school teachers and children.

We are committed to equal opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.

Closing date – 8 February 2024

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter – Apply here

Graphic Designer (Freelance or fixed-term contract) (expired)

Kapow is a fast-growing EdTech content platform delivering high-quality, accessible lesson planning resources on foundation subjects to primary school teachers. We are seeking a talented and creative freelance designer to deliver visually appealing and compelling designs for various briefs.

You will play a crucial role in supporting the content and marketing teams with predominantly digital and print-based mediums. You will work closely with Content producers and our Lead designer.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Creating, updating and developing our electronic and printable adult and child-facing resources.
  • Responding to and communicating with the team regarding assigned design briefs.
  • Managing and maintaining the master design folder and associated files.
  • Sourcing and, where applicable, illustrating appropriate images.
  • Proofreading to produce high-quality, accurate work.
  • Maintaining our brand identity by following the Kapow brand design
  • guidelines.
About Kapow 
Kapow is a digital online resource for primary school teachers.
We help teachers teach exciting lessons through videos, lesson plans and other resources. We are relatively new to the market but have grown enormously and plan to accelerate our growth even more in 2023 and beyond. We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum, ensuring that our high-quality resources genuinely help children progress and develop their skills and knowledge in these subjects, which are vital to a broad and balanced curriculum.
Diversity matters at Kapow. We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential and for us to create a successful, innovative business with products that help all primary school teachers and children.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.
Requirements
You will:
  • Have good organisation and planning skills, proficiency in Google Suite tools, and willingness to learn these tools.
  • Be enthusiastic about learning and growing as a graphic designer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a marketing or design role.
  • Excellent design skills with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including predominantly Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Acrobat Pro and InDesign. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Strong understanding of digital design principles.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with a team.
  • Familiarity with email, marketing and social media platforms is a plus.
  • Experience or interest in the education sector would be beneficial.

To apply, click here.

 

Primary education Content creator- History specialist (expired)

Are you an experienced Primary school teacher who would love the opportunity to apply their skills in a publishing business? If you are passionate about helping other teachers and have a passion for and degree in history, this could be the role for you.

 

About Kapow Primary 

Kapow Primary is an exciting, UK-based, private-equity backed, digital educational publishing product that supports primary school teachers through curated demo videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance created with expert, specialist, teachers.  We are a relatively new company, yet already over 5,100 English primary schools use us to support their teaching of 10  foundation subjects.

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum and create high-quality resources and programmes which support the teaching of these subjects.

In September 2023, we launched a history scheme of work which has proved very popular with schools and we want to further develop and enhance our history resources.

To find out more about Kapow Primary, you can take out a free 7-day trial of the website and watch this  short video.

 

The role 

Reporting to one of our content team leads, you will join our team of existing Content creators in our growing and ambitious team. Content creators are a critical part of our business as what they create make up the very core of everything that Kapow Primary is. 

You will use your experience as a primary teacher,  your specialist subject knowledge and pedagogical nouse to create and maintain learning materials for both teachers and pupils in history.

To succeed in the role  you will need to be quick to pick up the required digital publishing and writing skills and not be afraid of new software and technology.

You will receive training on using our publishing platform, writing for an online audience and script writing as well as additional on-boarding training.

You will need to have good commercial awareness and embrace working as a member of a team with colleagues from other disciplines such as project managers, designers and marketeers and be willing to present subject-specific CPD webinars.

What you will do

 

Following training and under the guidance and direction of your line manager  and others in the Content team, you will:

  • Plan, write, create and publish units of lessons and associated resources. This will involve liaising with the Editor-in-chief, our Head of curriculum, our Project manager, Head of video and Designers, to create engaging content.
  • Review existing content to ensure it is continuing quality, freshness and accuracy and plan and implement any changes to ensure our resources are the best they can possibly be.
  • Keep abreast of developments in educational thinking and curriculum and guidance changes.
  • Work closely with a world-class digital marketing team, experienced content creators,  graphic designers and experienced professional publishers.
  • Familiarise yourself with and implement our house-style guidance.
  • Be responsible for managing the different elements of your content creation, seeing the process through from idea conception to completion.
  • Answer customer enquiries that are specifically concerning the Kapow history scheme.

 

  • Present CPD webinars.

 

 

 

Essential

You will have:

  • A minimum of four years’ experience of teaching in a primary school, preferably as a History subject leader.
  • A degree in History.
  • Experience in planning and creating high-quality, appropriate and genuinely useful lessons for primary school teachers.
  • An acute eye for detail.
  • An excellent command of written English and grammar.  You will be tested on your grammar and spelling skills as part of the recruitment process.
  • An interest and understanding of the digital world. Be a ‘digital native’.
  • A willingness to learn about, implement and ensure best practice for writing and publishing digital content, including video content.
  • A flexible, proactive attitude.  You will need to be well-organised.
  •  The ambition to pursue a new career within a commercial publishing business.
  • A motivation to hit  deadlines. It is crucial for other members of the team that you meet the deadlines that are agreed with you.
  • The ability to  work well with others including other content creators and other professionals employed by us.

Desired 

  • Live within commuting distance to London and work from the office (near London Bridge station)  for a minimum of 2 days a week. One of your working days must be a Friday.  
  • Good knowledge of MS Office/G-Suite.
  • Some experience of digital and educational publishing.

 

Personal competencies 


You will be:

  • Fastidious, yet creative, tendencies and process-orientated.
  • Someone who enjoys innovation, creativity and problem-solving.
  • Able to voice an opinion within a group. 
  • Able to effectively communicate both internally and externally, orally and in writing.
  • A keen and committed team player.
  • Commercially-minded and able to prioritise.
  • A calm, well-organised person who goes the extra mile to hit deadlines.
  • Hungry for success but also likes to have fun at work.
  • Adaptable and open minded.

 

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • An opportunity to use your teaching experience in a new career that makes a difference to teachers and children.
  • Autonomous responsibility in a team committed to ensuring each other’s success.
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), with bank holidays on top.
  • Extra time off on your birthday.
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • Pension contribution.
  • 4 x death in service life assurance
  • Access to an online private GP and counselling service.
  • Westfield Health (money-back scheme for dental, optician and physiotherapy).

We will consider either full time or four- days a week working patterns for this role, with Fridays as a working day.  You will receive your initial training in our central London offices and provided your progress is satisfactory and with the agreement of your manager, you will then be able to enjoy a mix of home and office working.

You must have the right to work in the UK.

Please apply on this link as soon as possible.  Please upload a  cover letter to explain how you think you can benefit our team.

Applications closed on 7 March 2023

Website product team members 

Are you a trained primary school teacher looking for an exciting and worthwhile new role? Do you want a change of career, but still make use of all your hard-earned teaching knowledge and experience? 

We are looking for driven individuals who enjoy juggling tasks and working in a fast-paced environment to join Kapow Primary’s new Website product team. 2023 will be an exciting time for Kapow Primary as we are launching more subjects and features and expanding into new countries.  

This role will suit someone with some teaching experience and excellent writing skills who is quick to grasp unfamiliar digital tools.

This is a one-year, full-time or 4-day a week role and can be either home or office based (initial training will take place in London). If you are just out of teaching, you will need to think carefully about how well you can adjust to and enjoy working quietly on your own for a lot of the day.

Members of the new Website product team will:

  • Support our teacher content creators while they are working on the launch of new subjects, tools and features of our UK and non-UK websites.
  • Upload content, check spelling,  grammar and compliance with our editorial style.
  • Work with our online publishing system and tools to populate web pages with the content produced by our Content creators, designers and video team  and ensure that our resources are complete, coherent and correctly tagged and categorised in our systems.
  • Carry out administrative tasks, including maintaining records of audio and image content for copyright purposes.
  • Triage content queries from customers referred from our customer enquiry team.

To be successful at this role you will:

  • Have impeccable spelling and grammar. You will be tested on your grammar and proof-reading skills, as part of the interview process.
  • Have completed primary qualified teacher status: PGCE, B.Ed or equivalent.
  • Be an effective communicator who thrives when working in a close-knit team and understands that the work you do helps achieve  business objectives.
  • Be self-motivated to hit goals and deadlines
  • Take pride in never missing a deadline so that product launches take place at the planned time.
  • Work confidently between different IT platforms.
  • Understand the teaching community in England, knowing their unique pressures.
  • Not be put-off if your priorities  change at short notice. You may need to fight fires to ensure deadlines are met and customers are not disappointed.
  • Be a digital native. You must be quick to learn new tools and technology.
  • Be happy working in a fast-paced business, but also comfortable carrying out some repetitive administrative tasks alone.

How you will spend your day

 

There will be no typical day as you will be responding to priorities in the run up to product launches and attending regular meetings to review priorities and decide on the most urgent and important tasks. Typically, you can expect to be:

  • Checking a broad range of resources for spelling, punctuation, grammar. curriculum relevance and factual accuracy.
  • Providing constructive feedback and support to your colleagues.
  • Uploading content to the website and ensuring all resources are correctly labelled and appear where they should be.
  • Working with other colleagues, particularly our Project manager, Content creators, Website product owner, designers and marketers.

 

In this role, you will learn how to:

  • Work as a publisher and as part of a team in a commercial business.
  • Use online publishing tools.
  • Check content and provide feedback to your colleagues; Interact with customers.
  • Write search-engine-friendly content.
  • Work with our project manager to ensure products are launched on time.

 

 

What we can offer

 

  • An annual salary  of £28k (pro rata).
  • Daily learning opportunities across multiple projects.
  • 25 days annual leave, with bank holidays on top (pro rata).
  • Your birthday off
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • 4x salary life insurance
  • Access to online GP and counselling services.
  • Access to Westfield Health benefits
  • Pension contribution.

 

Diversity matters at Kapow Primary. We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential and for us to create a successful, innovative business with products that help all primary school teachers and children.

 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.

 

To apply:

 

Please email your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you would like to work in this role and how you can contribute to the Kapow Primary team to [email protected] by 7 March 2023.

Please state Website product team member application in the header to your email.

Music specialist – primary content creator – nine-month contract.  Applications closed

 

Are you an experienced Primary school Music specialist teacher who would love the opportunity to apply your skills to a publishing role? If you’re passionate about helping other teachers and have expertise and experience in Music, this could be the role for you.

You may work remotely once you have successfully completed your onboarding training.

 

About Kapow Primary 

 

Kapow Primary is an exciting, private-equity backed, digital educational publishing product that supports primary school teachers through curated demo videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance created with expert, specialist, teachers.  We are a relatively new company, yet already over 4,400 primary schools use us to support their teaching of eight foundation subjects (soon to be 12).

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum and create high-quality resources and programmes which support the teaching of these subjects.

To find out more about Kapow Primary, you can take out a free 7-day trial of the website and watch this  short video.

 

 

The role

 

Reporting to one of our Senior editors, you will join our team of existing Content creators in our ambitious team. Content creators are a critical part of our business, as the content they create is at the core of Kapow Primary.

You will use your experience as a primary teacher, your specialist subject knowledge and pedagogical nouse to create, update and maintain learning materials for both teachers and pupils in Music.

To succeed in the role of permanent Content creator, you will need to be quick to pick up the required digital publishing and writing skills, not be afraid of new software and technology. You must write clearly, logically and concisely.

You will receive training on using our publishing platform, writing for an online audience and video script writing as well as additional training on matters including copyright awareness.

You will need to have good commercial instincts and embrace working as a member of a team with colleagues from other disciplines, such as project managers, designers and marketers. You need to be willing to present occasional subject-specific CPD webinars.

 

 

What you will do

 

Following training and under the guidance and direction of our Content director, Senior editors and others in the Content team, you will:

  • Plan, write, create and publish units of lessons and associated resources. This will involve liaising with the Content director, Senior editors, our Project manager, Head of video and designers to create engaging new content.
  • Review existing content to ensure its continuing quality, freshness and accuracy and plan and implement any changes to ensure our content and resources are the best they can possibly be.
  • Keep abreast with developments in educational thinking and curriculum changes.
  • Work closely with a world-class digital marketing team, experienced content creators, graphic designers, video producers and experienced professional publishers.
  • Familiarise yourself with and implement our house-style guidance.
  • Be responsible for managing the different elements of your role, seeing the process through from idea conception to being live on the website.
  • Identify potential copyright and permissions issues and be respectful of other people’s copyright.
  • Present CPD webinars

 

 

Essential

You will have:

 

  • A minimum of four years experience of teaching in a primary school, preferably as a Music subject lead.
  • Experience in planning and creating high-quality, appropriate and genuinely useful lessons for primary school teachers.
  • An acute eye for detail.
  • An excellent command of written English and grammar.
  • An interest and understanding of the digital world. Be a ‘digital native’.
  • A willingness to learn about, implement and ensure you adhere to our best practice guidance for writing and publishing digital content, including video content.
  • A flexible, proactive attitude. You will need to be well-organised and manage your time smartly.
    • Be a team player and work well with others, including other content creators and other professionals, including video producers, graphic designers, rights specialists and project managers.
    • Willingness to write and highlight relevant and helpful content for teachers on social media platforms under the guidance of our marketing team.
  • You must offer a minimum of four days a week to be considered for this role.

 

Desired experience

 

  • Good knowledge of MS Office/G-Suite.
  • Some experience of digital and educational  publishing.

 

Personal competencies 

 

  • Fastidious, yet creative, know how to prioritise.
  • The ability to voice an opinion within a group.
  • The ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally, orally and in writing.
  • A keen and committed team player who isn’t afraid to ask questions seeks help from and works well with others from other professional backgrounds.
  • Understands that businesses have commercial considerations and that deadlines need to be met.
    A well-organised person who manages their time effectively.
  • Hungry for success but also likes to have fun at work.
  • Adaptable, open-minded and committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms.




What we can offer

 

  • Competitive salary (depending on the level of  teaching and publishing experience)
  • An opportunity to use your teaching experience in a new career that makes a difference to teachers and children.
  • Autonomous responsibility in a team committed to ensuring each other’s success.
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), with bank holidays on top.
  • Extra time off on your birthday
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • Pension contribution.
  • 4 x death in service life assurance.
  • Access to an online private GP and counselling service.
  • Free access to Westfield Health and Rewards scheme.

 

You must offer a minimum of four days a week to be considered for this role.  Please note that this is a nine-month contract.

You will receive your initial training in our central London offices and provided your progress is satisfactory and with the agreement of your manager, you will then be able to enjoy a mix of home and office working.

Please apply on this link as soon as possible.  You must supply a cover letter.  Your cover letter should explain how you think you can benefit our team.

(** applications now closed) Content creators (one-year contracts) DT or RE specialists

Are you an experienced Primary school teacher who would love the opportunity to apply your skills to a publishing role? If you are passionate about helping other teachers and have expertise in either of the following subjects:

  • Design and technology
  • Religious Education

this could be the role for you.

About Kapow Primary

Kapow Primary is an exciting, private-equity-backed, digital educational publishing product that supports primary school teachers through curated demo videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance created with expert, specialist, teachers.  We are a relatively new company, yet already over 4,100 primary schools use us to support their teaching of eight foundation subjects (soon to be 12).

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum and create high-quality resources and programmes which support the teaching of these subjects.

To find out more about Kapow Primary, you can take out a free 7-day trial of the website and watch this short video.

  

The roles

Reporting to the Content director initially, you will join our existing content creators team in our growing and ambitious team. Content creators are a critical part of our business, as the content they create is the core of everything that Kapow Primary is.

You will use your experience as a primary teacher,  your specialist subject knowledge and pedagogical nouse to create and maintain learning materials for both teachers and pupils in either Design and technology or Religious education.

To succeed in the permanent content creator role, you will need to be quick to pick up the required digital publishing and writing skills and not be afraid of new software and technology.

You will receive training on using our publishing platform, writing for an online audience and script writing, as well as additional onboarding training.

You will need to have good commercial awareness and embrace working as a member of a team with colleagues from other disciplines, such as project managers, designers and marketers and be willing to present subject-specific CPD webinars.

What will you do

Following training and under the guidance and direction of our Content director and others in the Content team, you will:

  • Plan, write, create and publish units of lessons and associated resources. This will involve liaising with the Content director, our project manager, the Head of video and designers to create engaging and new content.
  • Review existing content to ensure its continuing quality, freshness and accuracy and plan and implement any changes to ensure our content and resources are the best they can possibly be.
  • Keep abreast with developments in educational thinking and curriculum change.
  • Work closely with a world-class digital marketing team, experienced content creators, graphic designers and experienced professional publishers.
  • Familiarise yourself with and implement our house-style guidance.
  • Be responsible for managing the different elements of your content creation, seeing the process through from idea conception to being live on the website.
  • Present CPD webinars

Essential

You will have:

  • A minimum of four years experience of teaching in a primary school, preferably as a subject leader in the subjects listed.
  • Experience in planning and creating high-quality, appropriate and genuinely useful lessons for primary school teachers.
  • An acute eye for detail.
  • Excellent command of written English and grammar.
  • An interest and understanding of the digital world. Be a ‘digital native’.
  • A willingness to learn about, implement and ensure best practices for writing and publishing digital content, including video content.
  • A flexible, proactive attitude. You will need to be well-organised.
  • Be a team player and work well with others, including other content creators and other professionals employed by us.
  • Willingness to write, post and highlight relevant and helpful content for teachers on social media platforms.

Desired experience

  • Good knowledge of MS Office/G-Suite.
  • Some experience of digital and educational publishing.

Personal competencies

  • Fastidious, yet creative, tendencies and process-orientated.
  • Someone who enjoys innovation, creativity and problem-solving.
  • The ability to voice an opinion within a group.
  • The ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally, orally and in writing.
  • A keen and committed team player who isn’t afraid to ask questions.
  • Understands that businesses have commercial considerations and targets that need to be met
  • A well-organised person who can hit deadlines.
  • Hungry for success but also likes to have fun at work.
  • Adaptable, open-minded.

 

 

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary
  • An opportunity to use your teaching experience in a new career that makes a difference to teachers and children.
  • Autonomous responsibility in a team committed to ensuring each other’s success.
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), with bank holidays on top.
  • Extra time off on your birthday.
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • Pension contribution.
  • 4 x death in service life assurance.
  • Access to an online private GP and counselling service.

These are two distinct roles.  We are looking for an RE specialist and a design and technologist.  You must offer a minimum of four days a week to be considered for this role. You will receive your initial training in our central London offices, and provided your progress is satisfactory, and with the agreement of your manager, you will then be able to enjoy a mix of home and office work.

Please apply on this link as soon as possible.  Your cover letter should explain how you think you can benefit our team.

Accounts Assistant (applications closed)

About Kapow Primary

Kapow Primary is an exciting, private-equity backed, digital educational publishing product that supports primary school teachers through curated demo videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance created with expert, specialist, teachers.  We are a relatively new company, yet already over 3,600 primary schools use us to support their teaching of foundation subjects.

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum and create high-quality resources and programmes which support the teaching of these subjects by increasing the confidence of teachers in the classroom.  

Due to our success, we will be expanding our range of subjects throughout 2022 and beyond.

To find out more about Kapow Primary, you can take out a free 7-day trial of the website and watch this  short video.

What you will do

You will be involved in the following areas and given training as required

  • Sales invoicing – reviewing, amending and analysing/checking sales invoices to ensure accurate and complete.  Process on Xero and send to customer.  Liaise with internal departments for clarification and queries.
  • Customer queries – resolution and potential credit notes/re-invoicing.
  • Reports – Update weekly invoicing reports on spreadsheet with invoice details post daily invoicing for reconciliation.
  • Banking – Bank reconciliations and cash matching, including queries on amounts paid by third parties such as councils and local authorities.
  • Payment run – setting up payment runs for authorisation.
  • Purchase orders – production of purchase invoice on Xero based on a  range of authorisations – emails, contracts including freelancer and rights contracts.  Coding PO to nominal ledger code and checking amounts and VAT status.
  • Purchase invoices – matching to PO and checking amounts and that services received and complete.  Posting on Xero.
  • Credit control – Chasing schools for payments.
  • Any other duties – as and when required – list above may not be exhaustive.

 

Person Requirements

    • Numerate – probably with a good grade at Maths A level
    • Enthusiastic
    • Willing to learn
    • Attention to detail
    • Good verbal and written communicator
    • Comfortable with spreadsheets
    • Interest in Finance – we support you and expect you to study for a formal qualification.
  • May suit either second jobber, who has worked in Finance and is keen to progress or
    an Accountancy graduate.
  • Xero experience useful – but not essential.
  • London-office based role.

Package

  • £28-30k salary per annum
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays – extra day off on birthday.
  • Workplace pension with Scottish Widows (3% employer contribution)
  • Life Assurance x4 times salary
  • Study support package
  • Based in London Bridge office
  • Free teas and coffees
  • Weekly office socials – drinks and cake trolley.

Please apply through this link

Content creators (opportunities now closed)

 

Computing and RSE/PSHE specialists (applications closed)

Primary education Content creators

 

Are you an experienced Primary school teacher and either a  computing or RSE/PSHE subject lead with a strong academic background?

Would you love the opportunity to apply your skills to a publishing role? If you’re passionate about helping other teachers and learning new skills, this could be the role for you.

About Kapow Primary 

Kapow Primary is an exciting, private-equity backed, digital educational publishing product that supports primary school teachers through curated demo videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance created with expert, specialist, teachers.  We are a relatively new company, yet already over 3,300 primary schools use us to support their teaching of foundation subjects.

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum and create high-quality resources and programmes which support the teaching of these subjects by increasing the confidence of teachers in the classroom.  

Due to our success, we will be expanding our range of subjects throughout 2022 and beyond.

To find out more about Kapow Primary, you can take out a free 7-day trial of the website and watch this  short video.

The role

You will join our team of existing Content creators in our growing and ambitious team. Content creators are a critical part of our business, as the content they create is the core of everything that Kapow Primary is. 

You will use your experience as a primary teacher and subject lead, your specialist subject knowledge and pedagogical nouse to create and maintain learning materials for both teachers and pupils.

To succeed as a Content creator, you will need to be quick to pick up the required digital publishing skills, have good grammar and spelling and not be afraid of new software and technology.

You will receive training on using our publishing platform, writing for an online audience and script writing as well as additional on-boarding training.

You will need to have good commercial awareness and embrace working with professionals in other disciplines such as project managers, editors, designers and marketeers.

What you will do

Following training and under the guidance and direction of our Content director and others in the Content team, you will:

  • Review existing content to ensure its continuing quality, freshness and accuracy and plan and implement any changes to ensure our content and resources are the best they can possibly be.
  • Keep abreast with developments in educational thinking,  curriculum change and your subject specialism.
  • Work closely with a world-class digital marketing team, experienced content creators,  graphic designers and experienced professional publishers.
  • Be responsible for managing the different elements of your content creation, seeing the process through from idea conception to being live on the website.
  • Plan, create and publish new lessons and associated resources for primary school Computing or RSE/PSHE. This will involve liaising with the Content director, curriculum architect,  other team members and  freelance specialist teachers and video producers to create engaging  new content.

 

Essential

You will have:

  • A minimum of four years’ experience of teaching in a primary school in England , including experience as a subject leader in either Computing or RSE/PSHE.
  • Experience in planning and creating genuinely high-quality, appropriate and useful lessons for primary school teachers following the English national curriculum.
  • An acute eye for detail.
  • An excellent command of written English and grammar.
  • An interest and understanding of the digital world. Be a ‘digital native’.
  • A willingness to learn about, implement and ensure best practice for writing and publishing digital content, including video content according to our housestyle.
  • A flexible, proactive attitude.  Our team is small and we all muck in to help wherever we can, even if the task is outside our job description.  You will need to be well-organised.

Desired experience

  • Good knowledge of G-Suite.
  • Some experience of digital and educational publishing.

Personal competencies 

  • Fastidious, yet creative, tendencies and process-orientated.
  • Someone who enjoys innovation, creativity and problem-solving.
  • The ability to voice an opinion within a group. 
  • The ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally, orally and in writing.
  • A keen and committed team player who isn’t afraid to ask questions.
  • Understands that businesses have commercial considerations and targets need to be met.
  • A well-organised multi-tasker who can hit deadlines.
  • Hungry for success but also likes to have fun at work.
  • Adaptable, open minded.
  • If you would be happy to appear in webinars and videos, we’d be particularly interested to hear from you.

 

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), with bank holidays on top.
  • Extra paid leave on your birthday.
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • Pension contribution.
  • 4 x death in service life assurance.
  • Private online GP.
  • Home working or working from our office in central London (You will receive your initial training in our central London offices and provided your progress is satisfactory and with the agreement of your manager, you will then be able to work from home, but we would expect you to travel to London for occasional team days).

We are initially offering a 12-month fixed-term contract for a minimum of four days a week. 

How to apply

Please send your cv and a covering letter explaining your interest in the role via this link.  Your cover letter should explain why you want to work for Kapow Primary and the benefits you can bring to our team and product.

Deadline

10 July 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Graphic Designer

 

An exciting opportunity for a recent graduate in graphic design

A forward-thinking, EdTech / digital Education publishing company seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic Assistant Graphic Designer to join their friendly and supportive team. We’d prefer you to work part-time, preferably three days a week, but this is negotiable for the right candidate. This is a permanent role, initially remote – where you’ll have all the support you need – with a view to there being the flexibility to work some of each week from a central London or Manchester office.

The Graphic Design Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the content and marketing team with predominantly digital and print-based mediums. You will work closely with our Graphic Designer and other stakeholders in the marketing and content teams to help support the creation and successful implementation of online and offline content. Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting the Graphic Designer in creating, updating and developing our electronic and printable adult and child-facing resources.
  • Responding to and communicating with the team regarding assigned design briefs.
  • Managing and maintaining the master design folder and associated files.
  • Sourcing and, where applicable, illustrating appropriate images.
  • Proofreading to produce high-quality, accurate work.
  • Maintaining our brand identity by following the Kapow Primary brand design guidelines.

 

The ideal Assistant Graphic Designer will:

  • Be able to demonstrate good working knowledge and skills in the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly with Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat Pro and InDesign. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Have received some formal training in graphic design.
  • Have good organisation and planning skills and proficiency in Google Suite tools or ability and willingness to learn these tools.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and attention to detail, as well as a genuine interest in Education.
  • Be enthusiastic about learning and growing as a graphic designer.
  • Be a reliable team worker and keen to roll up their sleeves to support their immediate team and other colleagues. 
  • Have a collaborative, professional approach and strong analytical and organisational skills.
  • Be able to show initiative, self-motivate and manage their own time to meet targets and deadlines.

 

In return, we offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to kick-start a career with a well-established, fast-growing EdTech company with an inspiring mission and a beneficial social impact.

 

About Kapow Primary 

Kapow Primary is a digital online resource for primary school teachers.

We help teachers teach exciting lessons through videos, lesson plans and other resources. We are relatively new to the market but have grown enormously and plan to accelerate our growth even more in 2022 and beyond.

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum, ensuring that our high-quality resources genuinely help children progress and develop their skills and knowledge in these subjects, which are vital to a broad and balanced curriculum.

You are welcome to find out more about what we do as you consider your interest in this role by taking out a free trial or by watching this short video.

Diversity matters at Kapow Primary. We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential and for us to create a successful, innovative business with products that help all primary school teachers and children.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. 

 

How to apply

Please send a cv, a covering letter and a sample of your design work to [email protected] explaining why you would like to work for Kapow Primary and why we might like to work with you!

Deadline 31 August 2021

 

 

Administrative assistant: term-time role, school hours, remote working (expired)

 

Speedy and accurate at admin, super-friendly and not phased by online tools or digital working?

This role could be an ideal opportunity for someone who wishes to work term-time only and within school hours.

 

The role

This is a new role in a friendly, growing team.  We are an ambitious business that provides online resources for primary schools. We pride ourselves on an outstanding product complemented by an exceptional level of customer service.  We are helpful, positive and professional. We expect to achieve 5* approval ratings for our product and customer service.

You will use your strong administrative skills to ensure our school customers have a smooth start to their subscription. Following training, we expect you to work confidently on our subscription system. You will also need to email customers and, occasionally, answer the phone, so a good standard of clear, written and spoken English is essential. It can be hectic, and you will need to enjoy working at speed. At quieter times, you will help out with other administrative tasks.

This role is likely to suit someone comfortable with software, a great communicator and who is particularly quick and keen to learn. Initially, you will report to our managing director.

The role is permanent, term-time only and home-based, but we’d love to see you in person or virtually at our regular socials. You can work school hours only Monday to Friday, but we’d be keen to hear from applicants who would be prepared to work on the occasional Sunday evening instead of Friday afternoons. We may consider joint applications from candidates who wish to job share.

 

About Kapow Primary 

Kapow Primary is an exciting, private-equity backed, educational digital publishing product that supports primary schools.  We provide carefully constructed schemes of work, curated demo videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance created by specialist teachers. We are relatively new to the market but exceed all customer growth expectations and plan to accelerate our growth in 2021 and beyond.

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum, such as Art and design and computing, ensuring that our high-quality resources genuinely help children progress and develop their skills and knowledge in these subjects, vital to a broad and balanced curriculum.  

You are welcome to find out more about what we do as you consider your interest in this role by taking out a free trial or by watching this short video.

What you will do

  • Use our online subscription system (MemberPress) to ensure that, as far as possible, schools can get up and running with their subscription smoothly and quickly without a need to contact us for help. You will receive full training.
  • Communicate if necessary with schools via email to help them set up additional users. 
  • Record subscription renewals in a simple spreadsheet.
  • Assist and resolve straightforward account set-up, upgrade and purchasing enquiries. You will become a super-user of our online subscription system (MemberPress) and communicate with schools and other members of the Kapow Primary team.  
  • At quieter times and between calls, you will work on a variety of other administrative tasks. Tasks may include ensuring our databases are accurate and up-to-date and general business administration, including liaising with our finance colleague.
  • Day-to-day, you will directly report to the Managing Director, but we are a tight-knit team, so you will need to work well with everyone, including our consultants and freelancers.
  • You will work from home but join in regular video calls with the team and be available throughout your working day.

 

You will have:

At least one year’s experience of working in an administrative role or in customer service. Someone who has worked in a busy school office would also be ideal.

  • Experience in answering emails using good written English.
  • No fear of software or simple spreadsheets. Our subscription system is not complicated, but you will use its advanced features after training.
  • Excellent communication skills. You will be communicating with teachers and other professionals so you must have an excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Decent maths, with no fear of percentages or fractions.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Patience and unfailing courtesy. Respect for others of all backgrounds.
  • An ability to self-motivate and work effectively as part of a supportive and friendly team.  You must be proactive and a problem solver but know when to ask for help.
  • Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise. At times you will be very busy, and at other times you need to prioritise and work on longer-term projects.
  • An ability to build and maintain good working relationships with customers and colleagues. We greatly emphasise being a friendly, welcoming and diverse team that enjoys its work and is constructive and positive in outlook. 
  • A preference for working through problems and finding solutions.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • An ability to work alone and as part of a team. 

 

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary of around £12,300 per annum or more depending on experience for a part-time term-time role (39 weeks a year). Working hours will be 9.00 to 3.00 Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch, but if you do not mind working for a few hours on Sunday evenings, you can take time off in lieu during the week.
  • As you and the business develops, more autonomous responsibility in a team committed to ensuring each other’s success.
  • Regular team virtual social events.
  • Pension contribution.

 

Diversity matters at Kapow Primary. We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential and for us to create a successful, innovative business with products that help all primary school teachers and children.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion or belief. 

How to apply

Please send a cv and a covering letter to [email protected] explaining why you would like to work for Kapow Primary and why we might like to work with you!

Deadline

31 August 2021.

Expired opportunities

Primary education Content creators (six-month contracts)

Exciting opportunities for former primary school teachers with a particular interest in and experience of teaching foundation subjects

 

The roles 

Reporting to the Content director initially, you will join our team of existing Content creators in our growing and ambitious team. Content creators are a critical part of our business, as the resources they create are the core of everything that Kapow Primary is. 

You will use your experience as a primary teacher and your specialist subject knowledge and pedagogical nouse to create and maintain learning materials across the product, helping to build a successful business that our teachers and school customers love.

These are fixed-term contracts and you will need to live within reasonable commuting distance of central London as you will be required to work from our London office for part of the week from September.  While we are offering full-time contracts, we will also consider offering part-time contracts.

We are particularly interested to hear from former subject specialists in the areas of Art and design, Music and Computing.

 

About Kapow Primary 

Kapow Primary is an exciting, private-equity backed, digital educational publishing product that supports primary school teachers through curated demo videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance created with specialist, teachers.  We are only a couple of years old, yet already over 1,400 primary schools use us to support their teaching of practical foundation subjects.

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum and create high-quality resources which genuinely help children make progress and develop their skills and knowledge across these subjects, which are vital to achieving a broad and balanced curriculum.  

You are welcome to find out more about what we do as you consider your interest in this role by taking out a free trial or by watching this short video.

 

What you will do

Under the guidance and direction of our Content director and Publishing manager, you will:

  • Work with the team to plan, create and publish alternative versions of our existing schemes of work to address other planning needs and topics and themes. This will involve liaising with the Content director, other team members and freelance specialist teachers.
  • Review existing content to ensure its continuing quality, freshness and accuracy and plan and implement any changes to ensure our content and resources are the best they can possibly be.
  • Keep abreast with developments in educational thinking and curriculum change.
  • Work closely with a world-class digital marketing team, experienced content creators , a graphic designer and experienced professional publishers.

 

Essential

You will have:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience of teaching in a primary school, preferably as a subject leader for Art and design, Music or Computing.
  • Experience in planning and creating high-quality, appropriate and genuinely useful lessons for primary school teachers.
  • An acute eye for detail.
  • Excellent command of written English and grammar.
  • An interest and understanding of the digital world. Be a ‘digital native’.
  • A willingness to learn about, implement and ensure best practice for writing and publishing digital content, including video content.
  • A flexible, “can do” attitude.  Our team is small and we all muck in to help wherever we can, even if the task is outside our job description.
  • Willingness to write, post and highlight relevant and helpful content for teachers on social media platforms.

Desired experience

  • Good knowledge of MS Office/G-Suite.
  • Some experience of digital and educational publishing.

Personal competencies 

  • Fastidious, yet creative, tendencies and process-orientated.
  • Someone who enjoys innovation, creativity and problem-solving.
  • The ability to voice an opinion within a group.
  • The ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally, orally and in writing.
  • A keen and committed team player who isn’t afraid to ask questions.
  • Understands that businesses have commercial considerations and targets that need to be met
  • A well-organised multi-tasker who can hit deadlines.
  • Hungry for success but also likes to have fun at work.
  • Adaptable, open-minded.

 

What we can offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus.
  • Daily learning opportunities across multiple projects.
  • Autonomous responsibility in a team committed to ensuring each other’s success.
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), with bank holidays on top.
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • Pension contribution.

Diversity matters at Kapow Primary. We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential and for us to create a successful, innovative business with products that help all primary school teachers and children.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. 

Please send your cv and a covering letter to [email protected] as soon as possible and no later than 31 August 2021.

 

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