UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

Digital Learning Technologist

Location
PA1 2BE, Paisley
Salary
Grade 5: £32,411 - £38,474 pro rata, per annum
Posted
23 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Apr 2023
Ref
REQ002032
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

School of Health and Life Sciences

Paisley or Lanarkshire Campus

Digital Learning Technologist – REQ002032

Part time, 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)

 

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to recruit a Digital Learning Technologist who will assist academic colleagues to develop digitally enhanced learning, supporting (re-)design, development, delivery, and review of programmes to provide flexible delivery through blended and online approaches. This will include supporting the appropriate use of learning technology systems (eg. Moodle, Aula, Office 365, Turnitin). 

The post holder will readily embrace change and have a genuine passion for continuous improvement. They will actively promote the use of current and emerging online learning tools in accordance with the programmes’ frameworks & objectives. Working collaboratively with academics and relevant professional services colleagues, the postholder will create effective and engaging digital learning.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and will have demonstrable experience in supporting the use of technology in education. An excellent understanding of digital learning design, as well as how to integrate online and face-to-face delivery by re-designing learning and assessment activities, is essential.

Excellent written, verbal and online communication skills are essential, as is the ability to explain technical details in a non-technical manner to academic colleagues. A flexible and adaptable approach to work is crucial with the ability to work in a team environment, supporting colleagues and sharing expertise.

This post will be based at either Paisley or Lanarkshire campus, depending on the preference of the successful candidate, however, all colleagues may be required to work at any UWS campus or location from time to time to meet needs of the business. A hybrid model of on campus and remote working is currently in place.

ABOUT US

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 24 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 19.3% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses Free gym membership
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities

Closing Date:             Thursday 13th April 2023

Interview Date:          Monday 24th April 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.