Post Title: Digital Skills Facilitator
SBU/Department: 2 X Library and Computing Services (LCS)/Academic Engagement & 2 X Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC)/Learning & Teaching Innovation Centre
FTE: 1 FTE (working 37 hours per week)
Duration of Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term Contracts
Salary: UH6 £29,619 pa to £32,348 pa with potential to progress to £35,333 pa on achieving designated skills and experience
Location: University of Hertfordshire campuses, Hatfield
Please note that this vacancy is being advertised in conjunction with vacancy 048895 (Digital Skills Developer) and vacancy 048896 (Senior Digital Skills Developer).
This post is part of a new team at the university to lead on supporting our people to have the resources, skills and knowledge to develop and excel in an increasingly digital world.
Please view the Digital Skills Development team information sheet for more details about this new team at the university.
We are recruiting four positions for this role.
Main duties and responsibilities
The Digital Skills Facilitator will play a crucial role in supporting an expanded programme of digital skills development opportunities for staff and students. You will develop, adapt and facilitate a repertoire of training and development activity, through a mixture of purposefully designed learning materials, digital tools and provisioned educational resources and you will support a programme of in-person and online engagement opportunities. In addition, you will create guidance and content to support training sessions and workshops, including the creation of materials on the VLE (Canvas), and contextualising and packaging content on platforms such as LinkedIn Learning to facilitate staff and student skills development. You will create promotional content, such as training session descriptions, short videos, university intranet and social media posts to engage staff and students with training and development opportunities as part of the regular programme and special events and liaise with relevant teams and stakeholders such as HR Learning and Development and Marketing and Communications.
Skills and experience required
You will have proven experience in facilitating technology-based training sessions to small or large groups and to individuals as well as proven experience in providing excellent frontline digital skills support, ideally in an academic setting. Proven experience in the design and production of instructional guidance in a variety of media formats is also an essential requirement of this role.
You will hold a minimum of a Degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant subject (Education, Educational Technology, Digital Technology, Multimedia, Information Technology) or experience of doing a similar job.
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.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:
Samantha Clarkson, Digital Capabilities Manager, [email protected]
Lucy Bamwo, Digital Capabilities Manager, [email protected]
Closing Date : 26 February 2023
Interview Date: TBC
Reference Number: 048897
Date advert placed: 27 January 2023
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 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'