FourthRev • London, United Kingdom

Subject Lead - Data Science, Engineering, and Analytics


Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Your Mission (what we want this role to accomplish and the impact it will have)

As the Subject Lead for our data suite of programmes, you will form part of the data management team and have a positive impact on people’s lives by leveraging your industry expertise and experience to design, develop, and deliver online education programmes that help every learner to achieve their career goals within the digital economy.

What your day to day will look like with us (responsibilities & structure of this role)


  • Form part of the data suite of programme’s management team to provide strategic direction and manage the overall health, performance, and quality of Fourthrev’s data programmes.
  • Provide overall leadership to the data programmes, leading, modeling, and continuing to enhance our pedagogic approach, our intended student experience, and our FourthRev values across the design, development and delivery of data programmes.
  • Work across FourthRev to support the development of new data programmes with multiple university partnerships and customers.
  • Create an educator presence in the market for FourthRev in order to attract the best industry practitioners into education to develop and/or deliver programmes.


  • Work alongside the Product Owner and Lead LXD to lead on undertaking industry research to inform curriculum design.
  • Support the Product Owner and Lead LXD to design the programme curriculum.
  • Contribute industry insights in co-design workshops with university faculty to ensure course alignment with career outcomes.


  • Create and review course maps in collaboration with Lead LXDs to create engaging, authentic, and relevant learning journeys that provide tangible career outcomes for learners.
  • Contribute to the design and creation of course assessments, weekly assignment activities and practical activities, in line with Fourthrev’s project-based learning pedagogy.
  • Provide overall subject matter expert end-to-end oversight of curriculum creation and enhancements to ensure quality assured learning.
  • Work with Senior LXDs and LXDs to create/author and review written content, practical activities and scenarios and supporting assets , video scripts, narrated animations, tutorials/demonstrations, vignettes and ‘talking head’ videos.
  • Manage and provide oversight of a small team of subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development or enhancement of programmes.

Course enhancements

  • Work with the data programmes’ management team (Manager of SX, Product Owner and Strategic Partnership Director) to monitor programme performance in order to determine appropriate action plans.
  • Work with our panel of industry experts and undertake continuous professional development to keep at the forefront of the latest industry trends, employer needs, and education solutions to inform programme enhancements to ensure FourthRev programmes remain industry-relevant.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to guide, inform, and support the implementation of any course enhancements in the action plan with the creation/update of content and working with SMEs to provide overall academic oversight of course enhancements.


  • Provide guidance, oversight, and support on curriculum/topics/subject matter to Delivery team of facilitators and student support representatives to ensure the delivery of high quality, learner-centered, quality assured education.
  • Work with university partner’s Head Facilitators to ensure university’s quality goals are achieved, university partner delivery responsibilities are managed, and a strong working relationship with our university partners is maintained.
  • Model and provide oversight of FourthRev’s educator excellence values and approaches to the data programmes..
  • Work with the Manager of SX to ensure high quality programme delivery.


What you’ll need to succeed (personal attributes & experience requirements)

  • Be passionate about the transformational impact of education.
  • Expert-level knowledge of, and an established track record within, your specialist field/industry.
  • Track record of leading, coaching and managing teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creativity and an ability to articulate complex ideas in a way that people can understand.
  • Willingness to embrace the unknown, be flexible and continually learn in an ever-changing environment.


  • 5-10 years experience operating at Senior-level within a specialist industry/field.


Spend your days making a difference.

FourthRev builds world class online learning programmes that lead to qualifications from leading universities, certifications from the world's best technology companies and digital technology jobs with a global network of employer partners.

It’s our vision to become the world’s leading enabler of employability outcomes for students and lifelong learners. In doing so, and helping close the digital skills gap, our purpose is to create social and economic value on a global scale.

In less than two years we have partnered with ten of the world's most recognized technology companies to deliver cutting edge courses with universities in Australia, the UK and the US. Our unwavering commitment to quality, student outcomes and shared value partnerships has resulted in excellent growth and investment from leading US and European EdTech VCs. We have been recognised by JISC as one of the top 20 edtech start-ups in the UK and by HolonIQ in the ANZ top-50.

Why you’ll love working here

At FourthRev, we are deeply passionate about work being a meaningful, fulfilling part of life. We are proud to be a remote first company that offers flexible working arrangements and ongoing professional growth and development. We place staff health and happiness at the core of strategy and operations as a critical component of our high performance culture. We are deeply passionate about work being a meaningful, fulfilling part of life.

Get ready to:

  • You’ll tackle unique and challenging opportunities and embrace the unknown, supported by an amazing and talented team of professionals who genuinely care and want you to succeed.
  • Your voice matters. We believe that people matter and that our success as an organisation is driven by the people within it.
  • You’ll become part of a greater community. We’re passionate about enabling the growth of others, mentorship, lifelong learning, supporting learners in the digital economy and other causes.
  • We are a globally diverse team with colleagues spanning different time zones including the U.K. Australia and South Africa. Let us know where you are, we will see if we can make it work!

Our DEI Commitment

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion at FourthRev. We aim to continue building a team with a variety of backgrounds, identities, and life experiences. Research has shown that historically underrepresented groups, such as people with disabilities, women, and people of color, are less likely to apply for a job unless they completely match all the criteria and qualifications.

If you feel that you do not meet every single requirement listed in the job description but you are excited about the opportunity and feel a connection to our vision and values we encourage you to submit your application

If you are not selected for this role, we will add you to our talent pool and continue to engage with you should a role arise that better aligns with your skillset and experience.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 12 weeks Full Pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 12 weeks full pay
Adoption leave – 12 weeks full pay
Unlimited annual leave
Hubble credits
Teambuilding days

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options FourthRev provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure FourthRev is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at FourthRev

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations


Funding levels

$8 million

Hiring Countries

South Africa
United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible EdTech & Education companies – 2nd

Most flexible EdTech & Education companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022