Senior Digital Skills Developer

University of Hertfordshire
April 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263 - £46,974
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Contract Type:1 Year Fixed Term
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Post Title: Senior Digital Skills Developer

SBU/Department: Office of the Vice Chancellor/Centre for Learning, Access and student success

FTE: 1 FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term

Salary: UH8 £44,263 - £46,974 pa with potential to progress to £56,021pa 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 campuses, Hatfield

This post is part of a 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. This post has arisen due to an internal promotion.

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 Deputy Head of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and Digital Capability 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 Deputy Head of (TEL) and Digital Capability, 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 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

As a successful candidate 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. Alongside this, you will hold substantial proven experience in a wide range of educational technologies such as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and significant 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 to this role.

The ability to collect and analyse large quantities of qualitive and quantitative data, and to identify trends, come to conclusions and form recommendations, as well as holding a strong knowledge and understanding of relevant laws and regulations within the sector, as essential to this role.

The successful post holder will also have excellent spoken and written English skills, possess the ability to adhere to tight deadlines and to work effectively both independently and within a team setting.

Qualifications required

Minimum of post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject (Education, Training, Educational Technology, Digital Technology, Multimedia, Information Technology) 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.

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:

Jen Gainsford, Deputy Head of TEL and Digital Capability, [email protected]

Closing Date : 09/04/2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 058096

Date advert placed: 9/03/2024

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 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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