Post Title: Senior Digital Skills Developer
SBU/Department: 1 X Library and Computing Services (LCS)/Academic Engagement & 1 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 Contract
Salary: UH8 £42,155 pa to £44,737 pa with potential to progress to £53,353 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 048897 (Digital Skills Facilitator).
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 two positions for this role.
Main duties and responsibilities
The Senior Digital Skills Developer will lead the implementation of digital capability initiatives across academic schools and/or professional SBUs. You will work closely with the Digital Capabilities Manager to ensure initiatives are strategically aligned, relevant and appropriate across a range of abilities, and of the highest quality. You will have responsibility for leading on the design and delivery, and for the accurate collection of feedback and data used to measure impact and inform future planning and decision making. In collaboration with the Digital Capabilities Manager, you will lead on the implementation of the Digital Capabilities Strategy initiatives including design and delivery of training sessions (in person and online) for staff and students. You will also specialise in the organisation and management of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to support the effective engagement of students and integration with other student facing systems and you will liaise with senior colleagues in academic schools and professional SBUs (Technology Enhanced Learning Champions, Associate Deans Learning and Teaching, Departmental Heads) to understand local requirements and ensure specialist skills and areas of knowledge are accommodated.
Skills and experience required
You will hold substantial proven experience in leading digital skills development initiatives, from consultation through to implementation and evaluation, in a large or medium sized organisation as well as substantial proven experience in a wide range of educational technologies including a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support best practice in learning and teaching, and the efficient administration of academic programmes. Substantial proven experience in leading the design and delivery of training sessions (in person and online) across one or more areas of digital skills development, including delivering to small and large audiences with varying levels of knowledge, skill and ability is also essential for this role.
You will hold a minimum of a Post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject (Education, Training, Educational Technology, Digital Technology, Multimedia, Information Technology) or equivalent level qualification or substantial proven 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: 048896
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'