DoodleCoach

  • Job Reference: 00003354-1
  • Date Posted: 21 June 2022
  • Recruiter: DoodleLearning
  • Location: Bath, Somerset
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: £12.00 to £15.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Education, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

"DoodleCoaching has given my son an incredible boost to his confidence. Prior to beginning Coaching, Jacob was the quietest boy in his class. After 6 months of Coaching, Jacob now contributes daily to classroom discussions. Jacob was very reluctant to attend his first DoodleCoaching session but now it has become the highlight of his week. Jacob has used this newfound confidence and even joined the Debating club this term at school and was chosen to compete against another local school’s team." 
- Parent of a child who attends DoodleCoaching

As a DoodleCoach, your role will be to motivate children to love learning! You'll run engaging, weekly, small group sessions teaching children the skills of resilience, confidence and growth mindset. The children follow our digital learning programme ​(DoodleMaths) which provides the perfect level of challenge for each child, so you can focus on helping children with any tricky questions, supporting their independent learning and celebrating their hard work. Our aim is that we can help children believe in themselves and you'll be an inspiring role model to show them that maths can be really fun. 

Children use DoodleMaths at home every day for 10 minutes to improve their maths skills. You will encourage and reward regular maths practice through positive language and promoting a growth mindset. Following a two-week comprehensive ​training programme, you will follow the scheme of work developed by our in-house Education Specialists. 

Coaches will: 

  • run remote 30-minute coaching sessions for groups of 4-5 children aged 7-13
  • be focused on growth mindset and developing a love of learning among students
  • use scaffolded language to encourage students in their DoodleMaths sessions, in accordance with the coach training
  • be responsible for preparing the session by spending time looking at each student's tricky questions and considering how to support them during 1-to-1s (within the session); allocate appropriate assignments to consolidate the child's learning; review and feedback on child's progress and involvement
  • make notes on our platform after the session to record celebrations, achievements, students' weekly intentions or reflections, and other notes to support children's progression
  • ensure sessions follow the DoodleCoaching programme, using the activities and workbooks provided
  • be comfortable explaining primary and key stage 3 maths concepts in different ways to support different learning styles
  • be optimistic, enthusiastic and provide a safe, engaging space to help children feel at ease and ready to learn
  • be available for at least 9 hours per week in 3 or 4 blocks
  • be familiar with safe working practices, and ensure that the safety of the children is the most important thing at all times. 
Experience

Essential

  • either grade A/A* of equivalent in GCSE Maths, or
  • grade B or equivalent in GCSE Maths AND further evidence in a maths-related subject (Science, Psychology, Statistics, Business Studies at A/AS level or equivalent)
Desirable
  • Higher maths qualification
  • Education/childcare-related training
  • Experience with children with additional needs (training will be provided for all successful candidates)

Please note: you will be asked to complete a maths and English assessment upon receipt of your application which you will need to pass to proceed to the next stage. 
Competencies 
  • You have a positive attitude and love working with children

  • You are reliable and understand the importance of a consistent learning environment for children

  • You love learning and think about how you learn best 

  • You are keen to inspire children

  • You have a natural curiosity about other people and the world around you

  • You have a passion or hobby (that you are willing to share with us and children) which has helped you build resilience through practice or failure (baking, skating, writing, paddle boarding, playing an instrument, singing, travel)

  • You enjoy maths and are confident in your maths ability

  • You are keen to learn more about the world of education technology

You will need to meet our requirements for a suitable background/environment while coaching, and will also need to provide your own laptop/computer and internet connection which enable you to run the sessions efficiently and competently. We will provide a second screen, a headset and uniform as well as teaching resources.

Salary

£12-£15 per hour, dependent on experience

Benefits
  • Fully remote working available

  • Flexible working hours to fit around study/childcare/other commitments

  • Regular weekly shift pattern during term times and half-term holidays

  • Regular, ongoing training and support

Our Company Values

We’ve worked really hard to build our inclusive team culture and although we’re all different people, we’re united by our values.

  • Education - we are always learning

  • Integrity - we do the right thing

  • Well-being - we look after our physical and mental health

  • Focus - we do what matters

  • Resilience - we take on feedback, we adapt and we get stronger

Applying for this role

 We employ people based on your attitude, our shared values, your potential and your desire to develop your skills.

Here at DoodleLearning, we have designed our products to support children around the world, from local schools to refugee camps. We know that our customers come from a range of backgrounds and we want our company to truly reflect the diversity that we see among the children who benefit from our technology. We know that we need people with different backgrounds, cultures and experiences to help us best support children’s learning. We look for applicants from all backgrounds.

  1. Submit your interest.

  2. Complete the form you will be sent.

  3. If you meet the essential criteria outlined above, you will be sent a link to a skills assessment. 

  4. If your score meets the required threshold, you will be asked to submit a video in which you will be asked to explain a primary maths concept. 

  5. After this, we will shortlist candidates for a video interview with our hiring team. 

  6. If your video application is successful, you will be asked to provide two references. We will also request an enhanced DBS check.

Preferred start date: Monday 8th August 2022. This will be a two-week intensive training period (paid) which must be passed in order to secure your position. This can be completed remotely. 

About us

DoodleLearning was founded by two former teachers, Nicola Chilman and Tom Minor, who want to help children develop their skills and confidence in maths and English. The company is based in the centre of Bath and their team is built around a strong set of values which runs through their products and interactions.