Digital Learning Educator (ALPHAcademy)

Opening Date:
17 Dec 2020
Closing Date:
14 Jan 2021
Salary Range:

Applications are invited for this new exciting full-time post working within the College of Human Sciences which provides an excellent opportunity for an educational technologist with strong skills in educational development and learning design to lead digital education developments across the ILAs teaching programmes.

The post holder will be expected to plan, schedule, develop and deliver online learning activities (including online simulations, interactive virtual workshops). The post holder will be responsible for the design and development of blended learning and teaching resources (as appropriate) and VLE routine support to facilitate the delivery of the ILA’s educational objectives. The post holder will lead on the technical development of web-based solutions to support the ILA’s aim to deliver online practical and training. In addition, the post holder will be expected to contribute to staff training and support, and provide VLE first line support as advised and provide guidance to both academic and professional services staff, including programme administrators and module leads.

The post holder will be embedded within the College of Human Sciences but with key links to the University’s Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). The post holder needs to be strong technically and excellent at identifying areas of innovation, working closely with a wide range of stakeholders and able to work to multiple deadlines across competing priorities.

Candidates should be educated to a minimum of degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. The successful candidate will have experience in a similar or related role in an academic department in Education (preferably in a Health-related area) working in a similar capacity within a team to deliver a high-quality education experience e.g. FE, HE or NHS.

With a background in learning technology, computer science or Information Technology, the candidate will bring a wealth of experience of working with learning technology to support our distance and blended learning provision, provide advice and guidance to staff and will be proactive in developing innovative and practical solutions when problems arise. The candidate is expected to have a professional and innovative outlook bringing fresh thinking and new ideas to ensure that our learning provision is in keeping with the latest education pedagogy and technological developments.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the post is available for a fixed-term period until 30/11/ 2023 in the first instance, with, dependant on funding, a possible 2 year extension.

Informal enquires can be made by contacting Professor Nicky Callow, PVC/Head or Professor John Parkinson, Dean, College of Human Sciences via Donna Williams, College Executive Assistant: e-mail:

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