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PE Teacher: Writer / Editor (Swimming, EYFS and Primary Specialists Required)


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  • Date posted
    April 27, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (UK)
  • Apply before
    May 27, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description


Location: Remote (must be based in the UK)

Annual Salary: £23,000 per annum

Contract: 12 months fixed term, 37.5 hours per week

Line Manager: Helen Brooks

Recruiter: Claire Bonnett

You’ll be joining a team of passionate teachers working to create Twinkl’s online PE content for teachers across the UK. Depending on your experience you’ll be working on one or more of the following schemes of work; Primary, EYFS (including Nursery) or swimming. Please specify in your cover letter how your experience and expertise aligns with one or more of these projects. The majority of your time will be spent working with other Content Writers and Editors, engaging with product priorities to facilitate the highest possible quality of teacher content for our customers. Your weekly activities could include:

  • Creating new resources to support teaching and learning across the curriculum.
  • Responding to editorial feedback and working alongside colleagues to elevate a resource to an excellent standard.
  • Sharing PE knowledge with the team about how to write a variety of resources which engage learners and appeal to teachers.
  • Using their own knowledge of PE to support the team with their resource content.
  • Producing resources which respond to customer needs and current teaching methodologies.
  • Meeting with other members of the team to discuss and develop new ideas.
  • 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 and designers 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 PE expertise with others in their team. This position is remote and the hours can be worked flexibly with the expectation that you will have good daytime availability for training, meetings, collaboration and ongoing CPD, particularly in your training period/first month. You would need to be available around our core hours (10am-2pm) Mon-Fri, on a minimum of 2 days per week.

To succeed in the role, you will:

  • have completed primary qualified teacher status: PGCE, B.Ed or equivalent;
  • Teaching Swimming qualification and experience
  • have 2 years of swimming or full classroom teaching experience after QTS is complete;
  • be a confident practitioner in the delivery of the primary PE 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 (or another curriculum where English is the main language);
  • be prepared to confidently work between different IT platforms, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and G Suite;
  • understand the teaching community in England (or another teaching community where English is the main language) , knowing their unique pressures and current educational trends;
  • have a drive for continuous professional development.

In this role, you will learn:

  • how to ideate and create diverse, inclusive, engaging and varied resources for children and teachers.
  • how to check content and provide feedback.
  • 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 apply your teaching experience to create new products, from ideation stage to publication.
  • how to use Project Tracking software as well as other in-house systems.

You’ll work with:

  • Dani Robinson (PE Product Owner)
  • Your own direct Line Manager who will be confirmed if you are successful. (Helen Brooks)
  • Our team of qualified teachers who currently write, edit and produce content for the PE team.
  • Our amazing in-house design and illustration teams, collaborating daily to produce the beautiful, polished resources that Twinkl are known for.

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.

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities. We are looking for someone who is open to change and is passionate about teaching and learning in English primary schools.

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

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application/selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please include this at the foot of your covering letter. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.

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.


We’re interested in anyone who meets one, or a combination of the following:

  • Has taught PE and Swimming across primary school or EYFS.
  • Has detailed knowledge of the content of the PE 2014 National Curriculum (or another curriculum where English is the main language)
  • Has led PE as a subject leader or co-ordinator. (desirable but not essential)
  • A strong interest in PE, physical activity and sport.
  • Access to a fast and reliable internet connection of at least 6mb down and 1mb upload. We recommend you use to check.
  • You will be responsible for supplying and maintaining your own IT equipment if working remotely.


Here’s 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 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, 29 annual leave days per year plus up to four additional days that may be awarded each year by the company, flexible working policy with opportunities to work from home, Twinkl subscription, access to a financial wellbeing coach and platform
  • After probation – company sick pay and cycle to work scheme
  • Long term service reward after 2+ years of service – Life insurance, enhanced pension contribution, enhanced maternity pay, enhanced adoption pay and enhanced paternity pay.