IOP Coach (Professional Practice) - fixed term until March 2020

Department: Education
Location: Nationwide (Home working)
Salary: 15,428 (38,570 FTE)
Job Advert Description:

We are seeking an inaugural member of the IOP’s Professional Practice Group, who will have a unique opportunity to become a recognised authority as they help develop a programme of best practice in both physics teaching and the coaching of teachers of physics.

The role

This is an exciting role with the purpose of coaching and developing established leaders of physics CPD (a group that includes senior, experienced physics teachers, many of whom are IOP members).

Accountabilities of the role include;

  • To identify, approach and recruit leaders of physics teacher CPD to engage with the PPG. 
  • Cultivate contacts at all levels in their region and establish their credibility and authority to win the trust of leaders of physics teacher CPD
  • Assess and prioritise their work to best serve physics teaching practice in the context of the IOP’s strategic goals
  • Identify tangible improvements in physics teaching and / or coaching practice as a result of their and the wider team’s input.
  • Share their practice with the team and be comfortable giving and receiving feedback to add value to the team
  • Engage with and evaluate the body of physics education research to ensure best practice in physics PCK is passed on to teachers in a positive and inspirational way

The Person

We are looking for an experienced physics teacher to build a professional and authoritative presence with stakeholders through excellence in their credentials, experience and practice. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate experience of driving change in an education context with a proven track record of innovation in evidence-based approaches to physics teaching

Why work with us?

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

This is an exciting time to join the IOP team.  We are writing a new five-year strategy, with an integral part of the current strategy completed which was our move to the heart of the redevelopment in King’s Cross. Our offices are close to partners such as Wellcome and Google, and we are seeking new talent to help us create a contemporary organisation that is fit for the future.

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

For further information on this role and to apply please visit the IOP Jobs website.

Contract: Fixed Term
Hours: 0.4 FTE (14 hours per week)
Salary: £15,428 (£38,570 FTE)
Grade: B

 

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30 April 2019 Interviews to be held: 07 and 08 May 2019

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