The FT Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign (FLIC), the fast-expanding financial literacy charity founded last year by the Financial Times will promote financial literacy where it is needed most to have a significant, sustainable societal impact. The charity will work both at the grassroots level with gig economy workers and in schools and learning environments across the UK in its first year.
FLIC seeks a creative and versatile Finance Education Content Manager on an initial 1 year fixed term contract with demonstrable experience creating resources for learning environments. You will bring your flair for language and design to our Master Your Money programme. From crypto to compound interest, this is a vital role in helping us to activate a dynamic suite of resources.
About the programme
We are already developing content to educate, kicking off with module 1: How Not to Run out of Money. Each module forms part of our pick and mix suite of resources. Further modules will include module 2: How to Understand Crypto and m3: Pay Later, Buy Now.
Using your knowledge of the key stage 4 and key stage 5 education landscape, you will build on our lesson outcomes to develop engaging resources and activities.
You will also craft teacher-facing communications content for our regular resources newsletter and social media channels.
This role requires a solid understanding of personal finance topics including tax, credit, budgeting, interest rates, mortgages, student loans, and investing.
You will be the main co-ordinator developing financial education resources for the FT Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign (FLIC), focusing initially on driving forward our core programme of modules. These will be designed initially for school settings, but with the flexibility to work for other demographics and other contexts. The role would be well suited for a financially literate education professional who is ready to use their innovative ideas to create content that will appeal to teachers and young people - an initial priority for FLIC - as well as women and disenfranchised groups.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Working with our volunteer researchers to assess current financial literacy resources and gaps in the provision
- Curating a hub of high-quality existing and new resources
- Develop, write and proof sparkling education materials and video
- Co-ordinate resource rollout with the Programme Manager, education advisers, writers, subject experts, and volunteers
- Inject wit and playfulness into resources, ensuring they appeal to teachers and young people through creativity and sound pedagogy
- Draw on the relationship with the Financial Times to make the most of news sources, adding current affairs stories to activities
- Partner with the social media team to create bitesize versions of resources for social media
- Adapt content and style according to our different audiences, from teacher formats (powerpoints, lesson plans) and FLIC’s social media needs (Instagram/TikTok content)
- Keep on top of the changing educational landscape across the UK and beyond.
- Commitment to the mission of FT FLIC
- A love for words, an eye for detail and faultless grammar
- Content writing experience beyond the classroom
- Willingness and flexibility to create resources across a range of subject matters and age groups, with support from specialists
- Grade C or above in GCSE Maths
- Proven knowledge of personal finance and up-to-date knowledge of the most important money issues, particularly as they affect young people and their families
- Experience running extra-curricular programmes and/or activities for disenfranchised people that go beyond formal education
- Experience of creating or commissioning short learning videos
- Awareness of language and vocabulary used by teachers in different phases of learning key stage 4 and key stage 5
- Understanding of the changing school landscape and the needs and challenges of teachers.
- Creative solutions for different learning settings.
- An interest in developing, consulting, and co-creating content with disenfranchised communities
- Experience producing content in a learning environment, through videos, podcasts, events and workshops
- Awareness and experience of personal finance and the social media influencers in this space
- A way with words. This could be professional education resource writing or other examples.
- Experience in creating videos and writing for social media
- Awareness and experience of using different EdTech platforms or creation of multimedia resources.
- Video editing and storyboarding
- Adobe Suite - Photoshop, InDesign, AfterEffects
- Designing social media assets in Canva design
- Join a future-focused, high-achieving, and small team
- Be part of a growing and impactful charity
- Gain fantastic experience working with well- journalists and the FT brand
Supported by the Financial Times’ the world’s premier brand in financial journalism and a high calibre board of founding trustees, the FLIC (Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign) charity aims to become the global hub for content and information on financial literacy.
Write and plan a 10-minute activity for year 10 students to explain how Buy Now Pay Later works. Please upload your activity idea with a CV and covering letter (1 page).
Please submit your application by Thursday 23rd June 2022
All applications (CVs, cover letters and activity ideas) will be shared with FLIC’s Executive Director Aimee Allam for consideration.