A graduate is sought as a Programme Technology Developer, Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR) Psychology. Working alongside programme teams, you will assist with fully online and blended learning course content, as well as quality assurance of these online materials, based on feedback from programme teams, students and the ELE quality assurance process. This 12 month role is being recruited through the Graduate Business Partnership scheme. The official work location will be Streatham campus in Exeter, but the role can be undertaken remotely (in UK) or part remote-working (in UK) and part working on campus.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research and teaching, with high levels of student satisfaction. Our vision is to become one of the most successful universities in the world, one that makes the exceptional happen by challenging traditional thinking and defying conventional boundaries.
Main Purpose of the Job
You will play an important role in enabling CEDAR to continue to deliver high quality teaching, resources and support to its trainees.
Working alongside programme teams, you will assist with fully online and blended learning course content, as well as quality assurance of these online materials, based on feedback from programme teams, students and the ELE quality assurance process.
This role involves collaborating with academic and professional services colleagues, to promote the opportunities of the online learning environment through a comprehensive programme of training. You will support the use of features and functionality within a range of Learning Technologies, as well as share best practice.
Main duties and accountabilities:
• Contribute to implementation and delivery of online and blended delivery through application of technology.
• Digital development of content that enables high quality viewing and engagement for online teaching, and training sessions.
• Co-ordinate use of technology for concurrent teaching sessions.
• Work with programme teams and the University's Technology Enhance Learning team to import and integrate materials into the appropriate online learning platform.
• Translate teaching requirements into online resources using appropriate templates and online tools, ensuring that they are user friendly
• Undertake proof reading and light editing (not related to course content) to ensure consistency and quality is maintained, following agreed frameworks and quality assurance processes.
• Organising resource and teaching materials to ensure they are suitable, as well as effective for online use.
• Source appropriate images, handling and logging licensing data as required.
• Searching for, reviewing, and refining metadata, including pictures, videos, and texts.
• Liaise with colleagues to manage and coordinate the recording of copyright permissions for content used within online courses.
• Apply a user centred approach to work flow to ensure that online content is both suitable and engaging.
• Obtain and analyse user feedback data to further develop online content, as well as improve quality.
• Create and manage databases for selected programmes.
• Provide progress updates and raise risks or issues to the wider team.
• Complete any personal develop training, as required for the role.
• Deliver online teaching sessions related to the development of online content.
• Provide other general assistance within the college as appropriate to the grade and as required.
This job description summarises the main duties and accountabilities of the post and is not comprehensive: the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties of similar level and responsibility.
Training and Development opportunities
• On the job training
• The university offers online and in-person learning and development opportunities, including mandatory online training in Prevent Duty - Inclusive, Cohesive and Safe Universities; Equality and Diversity Introduction; Health and Safety Introduction and Information Governance.
• Plus GBPs are offered a ‘how to make the most of your internship’ introductory session, bespoke mentoring, work shadow and career consultancy opportunities.
Level of Support
• The university offers extensive support to staff, including a structured Professional Development Review and Wellbeing Service plus GBPs are offered 1:1 support from the Internships Team.
Other Benefits, Rewards and Recognition
The University offers a wide range of benefits, rewards and recognition, including generous pension and holiday allowance of 39 days a year.
Degree and Attainment
• Graduate from a UK University during the last 3 years.
• Excellent IT skills, particularly in Word and Excel.
• Excellent customer service skills
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to learn new software programs.
• Aptitude for proof reading and producing high quality, accurate work/content.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Able to manage a varied and demanding workload and to work to quickly changing deadlines.
• Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills.
• Interest in the pedagogy of e-learning and web based course design approaches.
Behavioural Characteristics/ Personal Qualities and Attributes
• Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
• Work effectively in a team.
• Creative approach to problem solving
• Familiar with online learning environments.
• Some work experience
• Experience of supporting learning.
• Awareness of the issues of copyright and digital media.
GBP Scheme Requirements
• To be eligible to apply and undertake a GBP role the graduate must meet all of the following criteria:
• Achieved* (or about to achieve) a full undergraduate degree (or Masters or PhD).
• Graduated in the UK within the last 3 years of your most recent degree (we will consider extenuating circumstances of potential applicants that may have prevented them from undertaking a graduate role within 3 years of graduation).* Please see above for additional requirements
• Attended a British university (or spent time studying at a UK university through ERASMUS)
• The University of Exeter is committed to developing an environment which promotes equality of opportunity, values diversity and inclusivity.
• The University of Exeter is a Disability Confident Employer, committed attracting and recruiting people with disabilities, and retaining and supporting staff with disabilities. If an applicant declares a disability and meets all the essential criteria, they will be invited to interview.
• We welcome applications from all eligible students and in particular those from the following underrepresented groups. Selection and recruitment itself will be entirely on merit alone unless there are multiple applicants demonstrating equal merit. In this clear circumstance, preference would be shown to applicants from under-represented groups. This is in line with lawful positive action measures under sections 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010.
• Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the GBP internship evidenced by the Intern Guidance- Proving Right to Work the UK. This can includes British citizens; individuals with an EU Pre-Settlement or EU-Settlement Status; and those with a Graduate Route Visa.
• Current immigration legislation prevents the University to provide sponsorship certificates for GBP roles, as they do not meet the requirements for a Skilled Worker visa as explained on the International Student Support webpages.
• All graduates need to reside in the UK whilst undertaking this role.
• Applicants cannot undertake another GBP role if the contract length in total exceeds the maximum duration of 23 months working as a GBP.
* To undertake a GBP role applicants must achieve their degree. In the unlikely scenario where a degree is not awarded, the GBP hours may be reduced to 15hrs a week (for undergraduates) or 6hrs a week (for postgraduates) to enable to the graduand the capacity to successfully complete their degree. If the graduand fails their degree the GBP role will end early.
Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Sarah Dobson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Faye Small at F.Small@exeter.ac.uk.
Closing Date: 29/07/21
Interview Date: 06/08/21
Start Date: 16/08/21
End Date: 15/08/22
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