Accounts Assistant

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

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.
  • Discretionary bonus.
  • 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.