Digital Skills Developer

University of Hertfordshire
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099pa
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Post Title Digital Skills Developer x2

SBU/Department: Library and Computing Services, Academic Engagement and Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Centre for Learning, Access and Student Success.

FTE: 1.0 fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH7 £37,099pa to £40,521pa with potential to progress to £44,263pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 30 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: University campus, Hatfield

This post is part of a team at the University of Hertfordshire to lead on supporting staff and students to have the resources, skills and knowledge to develop and excel in an increasingly digital world.

There are two posts available, one in each of the two Strategic Business Units (SBUs) responsible for digital capability development at the university. Please see the attached information sheet.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Digital Skills Developer will work as part of a team to assist in the design and delivery of digital skills development opportunities, aimed at staff and students. You will support the execution of the Digital Capabilities Strategy initiatives including the design and delivery of training sessions. You will also support our needs assessment activities, including the use of the Jisc Discovery Tool, analysis of our Digital Insights Survey data, consultations with SBUs, and the analysis of training and development feedback.

Skills and experience required

You will have substantial proven experience in supporting the design and delivery of live synchronous and/or in-person training sessions across one or more areas of digital skills development to small and large audiences. You will also have substantial proven experience in supporting the development of online self-study course materials that are high in quality, engaging and effective.

You will have knowledge of the Jisc Digital Capabilities Framework and/or other similar frameworks and tools used to assess development needs and knowledge of sector trends and emerging themes relating to digital transformation and digital skills development. You will have an ability to identify and leverage available technologies, including those that are common in higher education institutions, the workplace or the home environment (Microsoft, Google, Apple, Android), into digital skills development opportunities.

Excellent communication and strong organisational skills are essential qualities for this post, along with a passion for developing others.

Qualifications required

Minimum of a Degree qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject (Education, Educational Technology, Digital Technology, Multimedia, Information Technology) or proven experience of doing a similar job at an appropriate level

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Samantha Clarkson, Digital Capabilities Manager, [email protected] or Jen Gainsford, Deputy Head of TEL and Digital Capabilities, [email protected]

Closing Date : 16 June 2024

Interview Date: 5 July 2024

Reference Number: 058837

Date advert placed: 21 May 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: At the University of Hertfordshire we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and building a diverse community. Towards that aim we particularly encourage applications from candidates likely to be underrepresented within Library and Computing Services. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people and women in grades UH7 and above.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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