About Oak National Academy

Oak is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a free platform accessible from any device including mobiles, with no sign-ups or logins required.

Oak will provide lessons for the entire 2020/21 academic year, as a safety net for schools and pupils while in-person learning faces continued disruption and uncertainty. Lessons cover Reception to Year 11 across a range of subjects including a specialist curriculum, and have been designed both to be as adaptable as possible by schools and to cover a diversity of curriculum and thought. Lessons include quizzes, videos and activity worksheets for independent learning.

What we are looking for

The majority of lesson resources will be created over summer so lessons are ready for schools to use before September.

We are now recruiting for other core team roles from September, to help us see Oak through the next academic year. We need a team that can maintain and improve the platform, support the continuous improvement of lesson content on the site, support schools and parents to use the materials and help us to build and run a sustainable organisation.

We are a very new organisation, set up at speed in April 2020. Whilst we are new, our reach to date has been significant (19 million lessons in the first three months). That means we still feel like a start up and we’re looking for colleagues who can work with ambiguity, love a challenge and who roll their sleeves up. At Oak, everyone needs to pitch in.

The Role


  • Lead on the creation (in-house and through partners) on qualitative, quantitative and user research into how Oak materials are used
  • Translate research into insights that are shared across the organisation (including with the board) to support continuous improvement
  • Co-ordinate any external evaluation of Oak’s effectiveness over time
  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the success and culture of the organisation

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Sector expert with deep experience in educational research spanning both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Skilled in Excel and with knowledge of Google GSuite
  • Experience in managing teams, working cross-functionally and ensuring delivery of deadlines
  • Experience in driving a rigorous continuous improvement process grounded in data and feedback

Starting date: September

For more information please see the full job pack here.

Closing date: 12th August 2020