ASTON UNIVERSITY

Technology Enhanced Learning Manager

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Posted
14 May 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Technology Enhanced Learning Manager

PVC (Education) Office

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum

Grade: Grade 09

Contract Type: Continuing

Basis: Full Time

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 14 June 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: R210154

Release Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join Aston University’s Education Department as a member of the Senior Management Team with responsibility for the operationalisation and evaluation of a range of technology-enhanced learning initiatives that are being introduced as part of Aston’s new ‘Education Strategy.’ 

You will line manage a team of Learning Technologists, and be responsible for leading the successful implementation of institutional policies, strategies, and initiatives relating to digital learning and the enhancement of digital capabilities. You will work with your team to build and enhance academic staff expertise in the adoption and application of appropriate digital tools and technologies, working to enhance and innovate institutional digital pedagogic practice in line with the University’s strategic ambitions in this area.

Managing system ownership of a range of IT systems, you will work collaboratively with members of the University’s Digital Services team to ensure that the necessary technical infrastructure is in place to support and manage technology-enhanced learning initiatives, and to operationalise any institutionally approved changes to the VLE or other digital tools and technologies. Horizon-scanning in relation to digital innovations and sector practice is an important part of this role to ensure that Aston remains at the forefront of digital pedagogies. 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading innovations in technology-enhanced learning in a further or higher education institution (or relevant professional context), together with demonstrable experience of effectively line managing and leading a team.  Other essential requirements for this role are an excellent, up to date knowledge of learning technologies and their application and benefits to learning and teaching in higher education, demonstrable exemplary management experience, and strong communication, organisational and inter-personal skills.

Interviews are expected to take place at the end of June/beginning of July 2021.

Please note:

Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.