The Franklin Scholars are a school’s most promising Year 10s, who we recruit and train to provide a year-long programme of mentoring and academic support to Year 7s who have struggled in the transition from primary to secondary school.

So far, a core component of our programme has been literacy, but we are now broadening our work to include another fundamental proficiency: numeracy.

We are seeking an eager and affable Curriculum Designer to take the lead on developing and piloting the numeracy aspect of our programme to be incorporated with our Franklin Scholars peer-tutoring sessions. We are looking for a creative thinker and diligent team member to contribute to the development of an organisation that is excited about building its scale and impact across the country. The finished numeracy programme will be available to thousands of young people in the years to come.


Contract Term: 2 days per week for 6 months*
Salary: £1,300 pm (£150 per day)
Location: London (comprising of some remote working depending on location)
Start date: No later than Friday 14th July
Reporting to: Programme Director

How to apply: Send CV and covering email to
Deadline: Friday 23rd June 2017
Interviews: 27th – 28th June 2017

*while the initial project is for 6 months, there will be scope for the role to become permanent.


The Curriculum Designer will work closely with the Programme Director and Programme Officers, along with our school partners, to research, design, and test impactful numeracy elements to be used by our Franklin Scholars in weekly peer-tutoring sessions. This is a very hands-on role as the candidate will be solely responsible for the creation and development of our numeracy programme.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Taking the lead on the design and development of a unique curriculum and set of tools that enable students to take charge of their own learning and growth, and develop academic competences;
  • Researching and seeking expert contributions in regard to the design of the numeracy programme, including developing an understanding of peer-tutoring and what works well;
  • Running in-school sessions with young people to pilot new elements and resources;
  • Working collaboratively with schools to oversee and manage the piloting and testing phase, supporting in-school teachers and students to monitor and evaluate the impact of the programme;
  • Design and build a core, sustainable peer-tutoring numeracy programme, including student training, and creative and effective resources;
  • Some administrational and financial management duties


  • A passion for new ways of thinking about education, young people and serious social impact;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current primary (or secondary) numeracy education;
  • Experience working with young people in a professional capacity;
  • Experience managing projects or programmes with some understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes;
  • Exceptional communication skills. You’ll be charming, compelling and, most importantly, a great listener;
  • Adept at building relationships and seeking out opportunities, you’ll be both humble and audacious;
  • A self-starter, willing to get stuck in to help build an evolving start-up into a sustainable organisation that drives real social change.


  • You might be a former teacher looking for a unique new challenge;
  • You might have designed or consulted on the creation of education resources;
  • You might have experience in programme management, relationship management, or stakeholder engagement in the education sector;
  • You might have worked in the field of social innovation or for a start-up organisation before.