We currently have a number of exciting opportunities to join our NRICH project team - please see below for further details. For full information on all the vacancies below follow the links to the University of Cambridge's Job Opportunities web pages.


NRICH Programme Director (Fixed Term)

Salary: £51,702-£54,841 p.a.

Closing date: 6 May 2015

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a full-time Director of the very high-profile NRICH mathematics project (nrich.maths.org).

NRICH is a successful and vibrant project, supporting teachers and students nationally and internationally. NRICH offers rich online mathematical resources for teachers and learners from Early Years to Key Stage 5, and support and professional development for teachers. The NRICH website currently attracts more than 6 million visits and around 30 million pageviews per year and the NRICH team also works with thousands of teachers and pupils each year through face-to-face activities.

The Director is responsible for the strategic and day-to-day management of the project and leading the exceptional NRICH team. Responsibilities include overseeing and contributing to the development of content for the NRICH website and the delivery of professional development for teachers; day-to-day project management and administration; and project planning and development. The NRICH Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key organisations and with the wider educational community, and plays a pivotal role in helping the project contribute to the national mathematics education agenda.

The successful candidate will share NRICH's vision of mathematics as a rich, creative subject. They will have a first degree in mathematics or a closely related subject; substantial mathematics teaching experience in primary or secondary schools, together with a thorough knowledge of the UK education system, including educational administration and assessment procedures; substantial experience of creating mathematics enrichment resources and mathematics teaching and learning materials; considerable experience in the development and delivery of professional development for teachers; excellent leadership and teamwork skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and a demonstrable interest in the use of the internet and new technologies in education.

NRICH is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project (maths.org), involving staff employed by both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Mathematics. The post is held within the Faculty of Education but physically based in the Faculty of Mathematics in Cambridge.

Some travel to schools, conferences and other venues nationally and internationally will be required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension if further funding is secured.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For full information and details of how to apply please visit the University's Job Opportunities page at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6102.

Please quote reference JR05278 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.



NRICH Primary Co-ordinator (Fixed Term; Full or Part-time)

Salary: £38,511-£48,743 p.a. (or pro-rata for part-time appointment)

Closing date: 5 May 2015

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a joint Primary Co-ordinator to join the NRICH mathematics project (nrich.maths.org), taking lead responsibility for primary mathematics professional development provision.

NRICH is a successful and high-profile project, supporting teachers and students nationally and internationally. NRICH offers rich online mathematical resources for teachers and learners from Early Years to Key Stage 5, and support and professional development for teachers. The NRICH website currently attracts more than 6 million visits and around 30 million pageviews per year and the NRICH team also works with thousands of teachers and pupils each year through face-to-face activities.

The role of NRICH Primary Co-ordinator is shared across two posts. Together, the Primary Co-ordinators are responsible for the strategic development of the primary-level content of the NRICH website and NRICH's primary-level CPD, planning and developing mathematical material and activities as appropriate, in line with changing national educational priorities and with the aims of the project. This vacancy arises from the retirement of the current post-holder, Mrs Jennie Pennant, in September 2015: the appointee will take the lead responsibility for the primary CPD strand of the project, developing and leading teacher professional development provision, and occasional primary pupil workshops and masterclasses.

The successful candidate will have at least a first degree or equivalent in mathematics or a closely related subject; substantial primary school teaching experience; a thorough knowledge of the UK primary education system; prior experience of developing and delivering primary mathematics professional development, preferably to a range of audiences; an understanding of models of effective CPD and their application to the mathematics education landscape to bring about change; and a demonstrable interest in, and experience of, investigative and problem-solving approaches to maths education. Excellent communication, presentation, organisational and IT skills are essential; the post holder will represent NRICH in a wide range of contexts and must be a convincing and articulate ambassador for the project.

NRICH is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project (maths.org), involving staff employed by both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Mathematics. The post is held within the Faculty of Education but physically based with the NRICH team in the Faculty of Mathematics in Cambridge. While some CPD events are held in Cambridge, the majority of NRICH's primary-level professional development takes place in schools, at conferences and other external venues. The role therefore involves frequent travel to schools, conferences and other venues nationally, and occasionally internationally.

The appointment would ideally be offered as a full-time post, but a part-time appointment (either 0.8 or 0.6 FTE, with a pro rata salary) would be considered.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2016 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension if further funding is secured.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For full information and details of how to apply please visit the University's Job Opportunities page at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6744.

Please quote reference JR05860 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.



NRICH Roadshow Co-ordinator / MMP Schools Liaison (Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695 - £37,394 p.a.

Closing date: 6 May 2015

We are seeking an exceptional teacher and mathematics communicator, with a passion for inspiring others to share their love of mathematics, to take on the running of our existing NRICH Hands-On Maths Roadshow and further develop and extend it with new activities, working alongside our NRICH project team (nrich.maths.org).

The successful applicant will be a graduate in maths, science or a related subject. Substantial teaching experience (a minimum of 3 years) in UK primary or secondary schools is essential. The post-holder must be able to engage and inspire audiences of varying attainment levels and ages from 5 to 19, and adapt content and presentation style for a range of audiences. Excellent organisational skills are essential. The post involves considerable and frequent travel throughout the UK, and occasionally overseas, to work with schools (recent international Roadshow visits have included South Korea, Italy, Ireland, Gibraltar, Norway and Singapore).

NRICH is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project, involving staff employed by both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Mathematics. This post is held within the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and physically based with the rest of the MMP and NRICH team in the Faculty of Mathematics in Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available to 31 December 2016 in the first instance, with the possibility of extension if further funding is secured.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For full information and details of how to apply please visit the University's Job Opportunities page at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6735.

Please quote reference LE05851 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.