Digital Learning Developer

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 - £40,322 per annum
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Job title Digital Learning Developer (Maternity Cover)  
Job reference 20/108254  
Date posted 22/06/2020  
Application closing date 16/07/2020  
Salary £33,797 - £40,322 per annum.  
Job category/type Professional Support 

We are recruiting for a Digital Learning Developer who will support the implementation of the University’s Digital Learning Programme in line with the School of Biological Sciences’ priorities.  The successful candidate will support staff and students to utilise an enhanced digital learning environment and VLE platform (Canvas). The Digital Learning Developer will support/lead the development of blended learning programmes and support projects to improve the digital capabilities of students and staff in the School.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in an educational role related to learning and teaching with recent, relevant experience related to digital learning, technology-enhanced learning and / or instructional design
  • Experience of designing, developing and evaluating digital learning resources/content (including multimedia) for blended courses that have enhanced academic practice and the student experience
  • Experience of providing specialist, professional advice, support and/or training with regards to digital learning

This post is to cover a period of Maternity Leave and is available for 12 months until 10 August 2021. 

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.  It is made up of three research disciplines: Ecosystems Biology & Sustainability, Food Safety & Nutrition, and Microbes & Pathogen Biology. 

The School aims to enhance the way we use technology in research, food security, microbiology, ecosystem biology, sustainability and many other related areas.  The School provides research programmes in areas spanning from basic biochemistry with applications in e.g. cancer research, all the way to the economic evaluation of ecosystem services and the retailing of food. We host a cutting edge scientific research team and contribute to genuine new discoveries and the development of new methods of practical use.  Many staff within the School are also members of the Institute for Global Food Security GRI: the Institute is ranked No 1 in the UK for research intensity in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences (REF 2014). 

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) is one of four Global Research Institutes at Queen's and was established to address a key, international challenge, the future of the world's food systems.  Food and drink have become a global industry with many positive aspects - access, affordability, variety. Yet that industry is also faced with a number of conundrums:

  • Soon there may not be enough food to feed a growing population
  • The integrity of increasingly complex food supply chains is often compromised
  • Deliberate food fraud is a growing crime
  • Climate change throws up complications for the future of agriculture

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University holds an Athena SWAN Silver award and the School of Biological Sciences holds an Athena SWAN Gold Award in recognition of our work to support women in Science commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

We offer competitive salaries with assured incremental progression year on year within scale, and an annual review of a cost of living increase. At Queen’s we hold work life balance in the highest regard, offering 42 days annual leave and family friendly initiatives. Our generous pension of 21.1% employer contribution and flexible retirement scheme supports our ‘people first’ strategy, and we offer a multitude of development options tailored to help you succeed within your role with us and to support you with your career progression. As an employee you will be able to access discounted award winning sports facilities, Queen’s Film Theatre and local food and beverage outlets among many others. We are immensely proud of what our University will offer you.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Kieran Higgins via email to khiggins08@qub.ac.uk.