Unifrog Education Ltd
We’re on a mission to level the playing field when it comes to young people finding and applying for their next step after school. We’re achieving this by bringing all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. We also empower teachers and counselors to manage the progression process effectively.
Our outlook is global – we work with schools and universities all over the world, from the US to New Zealand, and from Italy to Hong Kong. We want to make it so that young people can compare every opportunity taught in English, wherever it is in the world, and have all the support they need to make successful applications.
We have a clear social purpose, and we’re hugely ambitious. We already work with nearly half of UK secondary schools, and hundreds of international schools. We are growing rapidly in terms of the number of our customers, in terms of how much they use our platform, and in terms of the breadth of products we offer.
Our team is at the heart of our business and is integral to our success. We work hard to foster a culture of openness, happiness, and innovation. We commit to helping every individual learn and grow so that they can reach their full potential. We want to hire talented people, whatever their background. If you are excited by our mission and are ready to work hard, please don’t hesitate to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
We believe in the power of diversity. If you are from an ethnic minority background, we strongly encourage you to apply. In advance of applying, if you have any questions about working at Unifrog, please contact our UK Diversity Champion, Samar (visit our website for details).
Teacher content at Unifrog
One of the most important parts of Unifrog is a searchable library of hundreds of teaching resources, covering careers guidance, progression, SEL, and PSHE.
Each week, the lessons are used by tens of thousands of teachers in the UK and around the world. Our partner schools are very diverse, and our lessons are delivered both online and in person.
We aim for our lessons to be plug-and-play, to be truly educational, to make it easy for schools to make the most of the Unifrog platform, and to be fun even when they deal with difficult subjects. We always try to make the learning as active as possible.
Your main focus will be creating and editing resources to do with SEL, PSHE, and careers guidance. To begin with topics will include:
Mental health and wellbeing
Puberty and sexual health
Bullying and discrimination
Global citizenship and volunteering
Future projects might include creating resources that:
Develop students’ competencies (ie skills like ‘teamwork’ and ‘resilience’)
Support students to have productive experiences on work experience
Give students a taste of what university study is like
You’ll be expected to create at least two resources every week to a high standard, which will involve:
Researching the topic
Producing lesson content in line with our Resource Library Handbook
Getting feedback on your work from colleagues in the team, and from teachers in our partner schools
You’ll work in our existing Teacher Content team, which consists of experienced teachers and resource creators. You’ll also be in regular contact with the Student Content team (who create written and video content for the student side of the platform), plus people on our marketing, sales, account management, and strategy teams.
In the Teacher Content team, we commonly brainstorm new ideas as a group, share insights from our own teaching experiences, provide feedback on other team members’ work, and get feedback from teachers and students at our partner schools.
You’ll be managed by the Head of Teacher Content.
Skills and characteristics
Creating teaching resources
Above all else, you need to be brilliant at creating teaching resources, and to love doing it. You will have had significant professional experience creating teaching resources, and delivering them to students.
Experience teaching SEL and/or in an international school would be a bonus.
We want you to come up with great ideas for how to teach topics to students in fun ways.
Quest for feedback
We want to be as close to our users as possible. You’ll be able to seek out feedback from colleagues, teachers, and students.
Attention to detail
You will have excellent writing and proofreading skills.
Ability to work in a team
You’ll regularly ask team members for their input; to do this, you need to be an excellent communicator and team player.
Ability to work independently
Creating hundreds of brilliant teaching materials is a long-term project that requires organisation, discipline, and resilience.
Working to deadlines
We’re really excited about our upcoming projects. We have a long list of them to get done, and many have strict deadlines. You need to be able to deliver things on time.
Play a role in democratising access to learning. You’ll have your work in front of tens of thousands of teachers every week.
Become part of a committed, dynamic, and growing team. We want to build our team for the long term – if you do well, we will do our best to make sure you want to stay at the company for a long time.
Professional development is important at Unifrog. You will define your 6-month objectives and will be supported by your line manager and the rest of the team to achieve them. You will have an annual training allowance to spend on what you need to grow and progress.
Influence the company’s direction: we love to promote great ideas, wherever they come from.
For details of further benefits we offer our staff, please see the jobs page of our website.
£33,000 per year, rising to £35,000 after 6 months of employment.
Work remotely, or flexibly in our London office.
28 days paid holiday per year (pro rata).
We promote good mental health and work life balance.
Start date: as soon as possible, though we will be flexible for the right candidate.
To discuss any details about the role before applying please contact Stephen (visit our website for details)
Inclusion and diversity at Unifrog
Within the company we try to foster a culture of innovation, and a happy working environment, both because this is the right thing to do, and because we think this results in the most effective team. To this end we believe in open communication, celebrating successes, supporting each other, not being afraid to be wrong or to fail, and promoting good ideas wherever they come from. We also believe in the power of diversity in all its forms, including in terms of culture, education history, religion, age, socio-economic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, personality, life experiences and disability. We want to encourage applicants from every different background to apply for our roles, and add their perspectives to our team.
Deadline: 18:00 GMT on Sunday 24th July 2022
To apply please visit our website to:
Upload your CV
Write an answer to the question, ‘Why do you want to work for Unifrog?’ (250 words)
Upload one complete, standalone lesson powerpoint on a SEL/PSHE topic of your choice, which fulfils these criteria:
45 minute lesson;
Includes notes for teachers delivering the lesson;
Works well for at least two year groups (you can choose which ones!);
Is well-structured, clear, and written to a high standard; and
Supports the teacher in being plug-and-play and informative about the SEL topic you’ve chosen.
Next application round, we will share with you an existing resource and our Resource Library Handbook. You will have a week to edit the lesson to improve it and align it with our guidelines.
Final interviews will be held via Zoom w/c 5th September 2022.