We are looking for three dedicated and energetic Regional Coordinators to join the Code Club team. To give you an insight into what this role has to offer, Tim Wilson, Regional Coordinator for the West Midlands and coffee aficionado, gives you the lowdown on a typical day’s work.
My Tuesday was like every other day in that it is very untypical! One of the greatest things about the role of Regional Coordinator is that no two days are the same.
I started my day in a coffee shop (for me, this is not unusual!) by looking at my daily tasks, setting up tweets to promote upcoming Code Club activities and to see what I need to follow up on. I then went through and responded to emails received overnight.
I then had coffee.
During the morning I spent a little time reviewing what I did the previous day when I was at Oxford Brookes University delivering a day of workshops to PGCE students, all potential Code Club volunteers about to head off on placements at primary schools in Oxfordshire and beyond. I went through some of the specific discussions with individuals and sent a personalised follow up email to all attendees.
I then set up an event on Eventbrite for an upcoming Code Club meetup in April at the University of Wolverhampton, who have been very supportive in promoting Code Club to their staff and students.
I then had more coffee and conversed with some of my colleagues on Slack about an upcoming meeting at Code Club HQ in London.
During the rest of the morning, I responded to more enquiries from potential volunteers and partner organisations, then contacted a number of Code Clubs who were not yet active to help them set up. Then, I prepared for a careers event at Solihull College, as well as helping our Teacher Training team with fulfilling training courses at schools in the Birmingham area.
I then had more coffee and some lunch.
In the afternoon, I packed a bag with events materials and went to deliver a Code Club training course for a major software publishing company in Birmingham. This company have sponsored Code Club by investing in their staff to become volunteers and run Code Clubs across the city.
Much more coffee was consumed.
I returned home and finished the day by responding to more emails and tweets before starting on my monthly Regional Newsletter which goes out to all club volunteers and hosts across the region.
Has Tim’s caffeine fuelled day piqued your interest about working for Code Club? Find out more about the roles on offer at https://www.codeclub.org.uk/jobs