Literacy Expert


Milton Keynes

Job Description

Nutshell are a fun and engaging design and marketing agency based in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes that have developed an online primary school literacy resource that inspires young people to write. Topic Heroes is a creative way to inspire children and get them excited about writing through topic-based learning. An adventure like no other, it starts online and finishes on the bookshelf.

Having conducted a pilot with various schools with researchers from University of Bedfordshire supporting this study we now require a literacy expert to join our team to help support us in providing a variety of ways. Such as, delivery of the final pilot in September which will involve project management with various schools (if we recruit in time), book topic worksheets and template structure and marketing/comms content support to ensure we are communicating the right educational message.


Knowledge of the interests, characteristics and attributes of children in the upper primary age range (application, interview, task)

Knowledge of National Curriculum (particularly literacy) requirements for key Stage 2 ( application, interview, task)

Understanding of equity and diversity issues and how these might be represented in visual and written forms (application, interview, task)

Show judgement in knowing when to seek support (interview)


Be able to write clear notes to support coaches, teachers and children as they develop their books (task)

Communicate with a range of partners clearly and in a timely fashion, verbally and in writing (interview, task)

Formulate reports and action plans (application, interview, task)

Analyse quantitative and qualitative data (interview, task)

Have an awareness of GDPR and copyright issues (interview)

Be able to guide the educational direction of the design and software programming team to ensure diverse and accurate representations in image bank choices (interview, task)

Ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons, and to comply with the policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the working environment.

Personal Attributes

Have an organised and systematic approach to locating, applying and communicating information (application, interview)

Work on own initiative (application, task)

Client Job Title

Position Director

Graduate Degree

Education Practice, teaching or leadership
English and Creative Writing

Degree Other

BA (Hons)

Other responsibilities

Be willing and able to travel to different partners if the need arises.

Be able to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.

Carry out any other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of this job description and which are commensurate with the level and type of post.

Skills /abilities/ competencies

Analytical ability
Ability to contribute individually and lead, manage, or participate in cross-functional teams
Excellent writing skills
Pays attention to detail

Start Date

2nd October 2019