UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Project Officer in Learning Technology and Health Education

Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Posted
Dec 09, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 15, 2019
Ref
MHIME1113
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

Are you interested in using your experience and skills in an innovative healthcare education and research environment? Are you enthusiastic about being part of a team researching and evaluating Learning Technology for professional Medicine and Healthcare education and training at a National level? Do you have excellent communication and organisational skills, and experience of implementing technology for research, teaching, learning and assessment activities?

The Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) provides high quality education through its portfolio of Undergraduate (Medical, Intercalated and Classified) and Taught Postgraduate programmes of study that allow students to learn within a supportive and intellectually exciting environment. LIME has key links with the NHS Health Education England Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) programme to ensure co-ordination between undergraduate education and training and the NHS professional education and training programmes.

You will play a key role in the LIME TEL team developing an academic partnership between the University and NHS Health Education England. You will work with the NHS HEE TEL programme to introduce academic and research methods in to their Technoloogy based education and training developments and use them to evaluate specific programmes. The key focus of this role is to: (i) coordinate the delivery of an international concensus report on use of Immersive Technologies in healthcare(ii) develop methods of evaluating the return on investment (ROI) of TEL developments and (iii)evaluate new technological directions through Horizon Scanning education and training technologies.

With an understanding of the Higher Education teaching and learning context and the NHS Healthcare professional education process plus an interest in working in a research and evaluation environment you will engage with a wide range of stakeholders in both the University and the NHS. Strong initiative and organisational skills are required for working with interdisciplinary teams on research and evaluation projects.

These projects will focus on the challenges of using learning technologies to enhance the training of a future medicine and healthcare workforce in line with the recommendations of the Topol Review. You will ensure that LIME and the Faculty of Medicine and Health are a critical friend to the TEL programme in Health Education England.

Possessing expert knowledge of both undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education and an ability to evaluate TEL resources, you will help to ensure that new learning technologies and programmes can be evaluated with academic rigour and enable NHS HEE to identify where these new technologies are able to satisfy the requirements of NHS workforce education. This will drive workforce education plans being developed following the TOPOL Review which will need innovative and highly scalable education and training methods.

You will also use your expertise to provide support and guidance to other members of the team, sharing your expertise and supporting others to develop new skills.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the School, Faculty and NHS Health Education England to help deliver high quality resources and evaluation to both student and professional healthcare staff.

Ensuring best practice and a co-ordinated approach, you will bring enthusiasm and excellent communication skills to ensure staff and students are properly informed and trained.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Gareth Frith, Technology Enhanced Learning Project Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6353; Email: g.s.frith@leeds.ac.uk

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold Award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:     Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME)
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 7
Salary:     £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:     60% fte
Post Type:     Part Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (12 months due to external funding)
Release Date:     Friday 06 December 2019
Closing Date:     Sunday 15 December 2019
Interview Date:     Tuesday 07 January 2020
Downloads:     Candidate Brief