We’re Hiring: Software Development Instructors

Software Development Instructors – part time and full time opportunities

Rick teaching a class

Salary range: Instructors - £30k to £40k, Senior Instructors £40k to £50k

How would you like to teach the new generation of software developers the skills they need to help the digital sector in Scotland to grow? 

We're looking for enthusiastic and passionate developers to join our talented team and help create the next generation of software developers. We’re interested in people who want to teach on either a full time or part time basis.

We’re CodeClan, Scotland’s foremost digital skills academy, launched in October 2015 to help bridge the skills gap in technology skills.

We're backed by Skills Development Scotland, accredited by the SQA and were recently voted Best Education Provider at the ScotlandIS Digital Tech Awards.

We equip people with the technical and team-based skills they need to move into  software engineering careers. We do this through a range of courses, the flagship of which is the Professional Software Development course (running for 16 weeks). We also run a range of short courses in areas such as Web Application Development, Front End Development, iOS, Python and UX.

We're passionate about bringing new talent into the world of software development and about filling the skills gap in the technology sector. With an average age of 31, our students want to learn new skills in order to change career or improve their existing career prospects. They’re enthusiastic about learning and demand instructors who are equally passionate about tech and can bring that enthusiasm to the classroom.

What's it like to be an instructor at CodeClan?

If you're looking to make a difference by doing something which you are passionate about, this could be for you. The way we teach is highly practical, hands-on and immersive. It’s totally unlike school, college or university and is more like being a senior dev or team lead for a group of junior developers. This will give you a unique opportunity to teach and guide students in a collaborative and supportive environment. There’s also nothing like teaching others to help brush up on your own knowledge and skills!

The quality of what we teach depends on the passion, skill and experience of our instructors. Understanding coding as a craft is front and centre of our courses with a strong emphasis on Object Oriented Programming, Test Driven Development and Agile methods. We need experienced developers who can bring coding to life and relate what the students are learning to your own, real-world coding experiences.

We take a team approach so there will be a group of instructors in the classroom supporting each other as well as the students.

There is no typical day

The sorts of things you will do include:

  • Teaching and supporting the students to transform their skills and prepare for a new career,
  • Refining the curriculum, helping to shape what we teach based on your own knowledge of what is going on in the industry,
  • Developing your own skills and bring those skills into the classroom,
  • Supporting our Admissions and Marketing teams at events to promote our courses to new students,
  • Working with people from other areas of the business such as Student Support to help give our students the best experience to support their learning,
  • Coming up with ideas to help improve the quality and content of what we deliver to our students and employer partners.

What skills do you need for this role?

Zsolt teaching the class

You’ll have solid knowledge and experience of OO programming and preferably some of the following: Ruby, Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, HTML, CSS, SQL. Ideally you will also have experience of TDD and Agile methodologies. For Instructors we expect a minimum of 2 year’s industry experience and at least 5 years’ for Senior Instructors

We’re looking for people with a strong sense of teamwork and collaborative working. You don't need to have taught before - you'll get training and lots of support from the existing instructor team. But if you’ve mentored or coached more junior developers before, that’s great.

What will you get in return?

  • Competitive salary and 5% company pension
  • A development programme to get up to speed with delivering in the classroom
  • Support to achieve the Award in Education and Training (AET)
  • Open, collaborative working environment
  • Opportunities to help shape the curriculum, introduce innovative teaching materials, develop new courses and deliver courses/classes in your own specialist areas
  • Guidance from senior members of the team
  • Links to the tech community including CodeBase and access to a wide range of meet-ups and events

We have an engaging and vibrant culture where everyone is encouraged to contribute to the business direction and to learn new skills.

If you think that this might be for you, send us a note telling us why you’d like to join us, along with your CV, to jobs@codeclan.com

Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we want our team to reflect that diversity.

Find out more about being an instructor at CodeClan - read John's story.