Content Editor - History (primary teachers only)

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 United Kingdom
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Location: Remote (must be based in the UK)

Hours: option for 20 hours or 37.5 hours per week

Annual Salary: £23,000 per annum (pro rata)

Contract: 12 months with the possibility of extension

Line Manager: Natalie Tompson

Recruiter: Hope Parkin

Closing date for applications: 23/05//24

Expected start date: September 2024 (or earlier if possible)

We are looking for qualified and experienced UK Primary School Teachers who have a genuine passion for History!

You’ll be joining a team of passionate teachers working to edit Twinkl’s online history content for teachers across the UK. The majority of your time will be spent working with other Content Editors, as well as Content Writers, Designers and Illustrators and engaging with product priorities to facilitate the highest possible quality of teacher content for our customers. Your weekly activities could include:

  • checking a broad range of new resources for spelling, punctuation, grammar, curriculum relevance and factual accuracy;
  • sensitively offering feedback, advice and support to our writers where needed;
  • running workshops with other members of your team;
  • demonstrating excellent communication skills with the writers, designers and illustrators that you collaborate with;
  • curating existing content on site to ensure that it is up to date and meets customers' needs.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about giving back to the education community and keen to share their Geography expertise with others in their team.

This position can take place at Sheffield HQ or it can be a UK work-from-home, flexible position.

Remote working and hours:

  • Although we allow flexible working patterns to fit in around family or other commitments, our full-time team members working 37.5 hours per week are expected to complete most of their work during office hours, Monday to Friday. To be considered for this role, you would need to be available around our core hours (10am-2pm) Monday to Friday. You will need to have good daytime availability for training, meetings, collaboration and ongoing CPD, particularly in your training period/first month.
  • Team members working 20 hours per week would need to be available from 10:00 am-2:00 pm 2-3 days per week Monday-Friday.
  • Remaining hours outside of the core working times can be agreed upon between you and your line manager to fit around your current commitments and business needs.
  • Essential for remote working - You will need access to a fast and reliable internet connection of at least 6mb down and 1mb upload. We recommend you use to check.


To succeed in the role, you will:

  • have completed primary qualified teacher status: PGCE, B.Ed or equivalent;
  • have 2 years of full classroom teaching experience after QTS is complete;
  • be a confident practitioner in the delivery of the key stage 1 and/or key stage 2 history curriculum;
  • be a fantastic communicator who thrives when working in a close-knit team;
  • have detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the National Curriculum in England;
  • be prepared to confidently work between different IT platforms, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and G Suite;
  • understand the teaching community in England, knowing their unique pressures and current educational trends;
  • have a drive for continuous professional development.

In this role, you will learn:

  • how to check content and provide feedback for our writers;
  • how to work in ‘agile’ teams, allowing you to solve problems and change tasks quickly to meet deadlines;
  • how to collaborate with educational professionals based across the UK through our company focus groups and customer feedback requests;
  • how to create new products, from ideation stage to publication;
  • how to use Project Tracking software as well as other in-house systems;
  • how to edit standalone resources and schemes of learning for history;
  • how to edit diverse, inclusive history resources that bring the past to life;
  • how to edit a variety of interactive, engaging, exciting stand alone resources as well as detailed, progressive schemes of learning for history.

You’ll work with:

  • Rebecca Crookes (History UK Product Owner)
  • Your own direct Line Manager.
  • Our team of qualified teachers who currently write, edit and produce content for the History UK team.
  • Our amazing in-house design and illustration teams, collaborating daily to produce the beautiful, polished resources that Twinkl are known for.

Essential requirements:

  • Fully qualified teacher with minimum of 3 years full class teaching experience in the UK.
  • Has planned and taught history across key stage 1 and/or key stage 2.
  • Has detailed knowledge of the content of the history 2014 National Curriculum.
  • Has a genuine interest in history.
  • Has experience of teaching diverse history. 

Desirable requirements:

  • Has led history as a subject leader or co-ordinator.
  • Taught history to both KS1 and KS2.
  • Is familiar with creating and editing video content.

How to apply:

Along with your up to date CV, please submit a cover letter to help us better understand why you are interested in this position and how your skills and experience will make you successful in this specific role. Please make it clear in your application your history teaching expertise and whether you are applying for the full or part time hours.

Twinkl is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity within all of our teams and are committed to continuing to build an inclusive workplace for all.

Disclaimer: Potential Closing of Job Application Before Advertised Deadline

Please be advised that in the event of an exceptionally high volume of applications, the job advertised may become unavailable before the originally stated closing date. While we strive to adhere to the published timeline for accepting applications, circumstances beyond our control, such as overwhelming response rates, may cause an earlier closure of the application process.

We encourage all interested candidates to submit their applications at their earliest convenience to ensure consideration.


In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities.

Here are a couple of the things that make Twinkl a great place to be:

  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun and always put people before the process
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging - our Employee Network Program includes working groups for LGBTQ+, People of Colour, Disabilities (visible and invisible), Women in Tech and Working Parents.
  • From day 1 - Westfield Health, 33 annual leave days per year (pro rata for part time team members) flexible working policy with opportunities to work from home and Twinkl subscription.
  • After probation - company sick pay and cycle to work scheme
  • Long term service reward - Life insurance, enhanced pension contribution, enhanced maternity pay, enhanced adoption pay and enhanced paternity pay.

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