[Maths-Education] A uniquely interesting job

Mrs Toni Beardon lab11@cam.ac.uk
Thu, 20 Sep 2001 23:07:26 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)


Applications are invited for the post of Project Editor for the
Xcalibre website, a directory of resources and information about
educational opportunities for gifted and talented pupils of all ages
extending across the statutory curriculum and beyond. The Xcalibre
Project is funded by the DfES as part of the Excellence in Cities
programme wherein 'gifted and talented' is interpereted as 'the most
able ten per cent in each school'.  The philosophy is to promote
enrichment and extension opportunities with an appeal to a very wide
range of ability with appropriate support to extend the keenest and
most able children.

The Editor will coordinate the work of twenty specialist subject
editors and other licensed contributors who are providing content
for this data-base driven website; collate and edit additional
material; facilitate communication and promote collaboration between
different agencies, including subject teaching associations and
providers of extra-curricular opportunities and administer a system
for gathering and responding to feedback from users.

The postholder will work with the Xcalibre Project Manager and the
MMP e-learning Project Team in the Faculty of Education and report
to monthly Steering Committee meetings at the DfES. The full website
will be launched in January 2002 and thereafter extended to include
further curriculum resources and information on extra-curricular

The post is suited to a graduate with experience of editorial work,
particularly software and online publishing, and project management,
who can demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and the skill and
vision to lead by example. Familiarity with the school curriculum,
experience of software or systems development processes and creating
web pages will be an advantage.

The appointment will be full-time for eight months to start on 1
November 2001 or as soon after as possible.  The salary will be on
the Senior Research Associate age-related scale currently =A322,078 to
=A331,896 pa.

Further particulars and application forms are available from the
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, Shaftesbury Rd,
Cambridge CB2 2BX, telephone: 01223 369631, fax: 01223 324421,
e-mail: educ-inst-tutorial@lists.cam.ac.uk The closing date for
applications is 5 October 2001. Interviews will be held in the week
beginning 15 October 2001.