Subject Specialist

Why Tassomai?

Tassomai’s vision is to be an indispensable education tool for everyone. Our current focus is to support teaching and learning in secondary science by making sure students learn in a more efficient and effective way, and by giving schools, teachers and parents the tools to help. We want to ‘level the playing field’ for those students without access to private tuition.

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Over the next three years, Tassomai is focusing heavily on extending and improving our product, as well as several new product developments. We have had a great deal of success supporting secondary science and we have huge demand from schools to offer the same in other subjects.

As one of a team of subject specialist leads, you would play a key role in shaping the development of a product which is already helping students, teachers and parents and helping make it into one that can have maximum education impact for our users. You would have the opportunity through your work to help many thousands of students, teachers and families, and helping us to continually improve on what we do.

What’s the Challenge?

Tassomai has, for several years, been used by hundreds of schools to improve outcomes in GCSE science. We have also offered other subjects at other levels to private subscribers. Our strategy over the coming years is to review, develop and roll out content in multiple subjects to our school customers for students from KS2 to KS5.

As a subject specialist, your role is to ensure that all the content we offer has maximum impact on students’ learning and understanding. We want to offer a product that teachers and schools trust will support them in delivering a high quality of education.

You would be supporting the Content Manager in shaping and delivering high quality resources, directing a team of junior writers and researchers. By coming up with creative approaches to delivering great content to learners, you would create templates, examples and briefs for your colleagues to follow. In reviewing the work of the team, you would be responsible for ensuring the highest quality of output and the continual development of the writing team.
 

Duties and Tasks

Education Team

  • Ownership of your subject and its place in Tassomai’s product offering;

  • Act as a critical advocate of Tassomai’s pedagogical approaches to drive internal research and improvements;

  • Support Content Manager in course design and content structural analysis;

  • Development of Tassomai’s content style-guides for a consistent approach to deriving new material;

  • Resource and exam paper analysis;

  • Creation of exemplar content e.g. teaching videos, learning resources;

  • Training new writers in adopting Tassomai content style guides and following your exemplars;

  • QA content writing - error-checking and sign-off of new and existing material and developing writers to deliver amazing content;

Product Team

  • Support Product and Design teams in designing resources and question formats to improve learning outcomes and data;

  • Use your knowledge of the domain, and your network of contacts in teaching to support other teams in the company for their R&D;

Marketing & Communication

  • Represent Tassomai at events such as teachmeets

  • Contribute regularly to Tassomai’s blog and content marketing about existing research in education;

  • Be actively accessible to educators through email, social media and in-person networking;

  • Promote the mission and vision of Tassomai as an ethical, responsible education company (which we are, by the way!);

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

“The open and supportive culture encourages hard work as well as opportunities for personal growth."   Min, Customer Support

“The open and supportive culture encourages hard work as well as opportunities for personal growth."
Min, Customer Support

  • Since you would be an important representative of the Education department, good verbal and written communication skills and credibility with teachers and educators are essential;

  • Several years’ experience in teaching and good knowledge of teaching practices, both in terms of school management and pedagogical theory;

  • A passion for education, learning about learning and a strong desire to contribute to making an awesome education tool;

  • Leading by example, management and development of junior team members.

 

Where would you be working?

We’re based on the 5th floor of an old pharmaceutical warehouse in Bethnal Green.  It’s a co-working space and we’ve bagged the best office which is light and airy with a lovely balcony - we love it.

There’s a great cafe, a gym offering bargain membership and we’re a stone’s throw from Bethnal Green tube and Bethnal Green overground stations.

  • EMI share scheme

  • Flexible working

  • 22 days holiday plus your birthday off

  • Time off between Christmas and New Year

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Travel card loan scheme

  • More coffee-making apparatus than the rest of East London put together

Salary:

Competitive, dependent on experience.

How do you apply?

Please send all applications to careers@tassomai.com

As well as an up to date CV, please also send your answers to the following questions:

  1. What do you most value in a job?

  2. What would you bring to this role that will make the difference to our team and our users?

  3. If you had £500 to spend on personal development, how would you spend it?