Learning Technologies Advisor
NHS AfC: Band 4
At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.
Directorate of Education, Research and Innovation (DERI)
Learning Technologies Advisor
We are looking for a Learning Technologies Advisor to join the fast-paced and innovative Technology Enhanced Learning Team, supporting the Directorate of Education, Research and Innovation (DERI). Our team is diverse and friendly and puts helping others at the heart of all we do. This position will involve supporting the users of our Education Centres in the use of learning technologies and managing the AV equipment, resources and other technological assets used within the department. The post-holder will also work 1-2-1 or in small groups to demonstrate the use of Microsoft Office to staff across the organisation.
The successful candidate will work full time (37.5 hours) and will be needed to be able to work inside ‘Core Hours’ of Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. It is essential that you can work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and can respond quickly to change. This position will require attendance to both Burnley and Blackburn sites but agile working, including home working, may be possible depending on circumstances.
You will need a problem-solving, customer-focussed attitude and experience working with PCs, laptops and AV equipment. You will be interacting face-to-face and electronically with all levels of staff including subject matter experts, and will need to be able to remain calm in time-pressured environments.
This is an exciting opportunity that incorporates a wide variety of duties, some of which are:
- To assist staff with the use of technical equipment in the Education Centres rooms, including Audio-Visual Aids (AVA), iBoards, Promethean Boards, and other ICT equipment and peripherals.
- To make suggestions on how specialist ICT software/hardware, e.g. Camtasia, You Tube videos Virtual Classroom (Webex), Swivl etc. could be used throughout the Trust.
- To provide support in the use of Microsoft Office, including Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher etc. from basic to advanced level.
- To work with college partnerships and the Work Based Learning Team, helping to align IT Training to apprenticeship pathways.
- To update the Education Centres equipment asset register advising when equipment is replaced or for audit purposes.
- To attend meetings to present, promote and train in the use of educational technology and disseminate information to Divisions as required.
- To assist with the marketing of the use of educational technologies, using Oli, Twitter & Facebook to advertise when these are used.
It is essential you have at least level 2 functional skills in Maths and English, are well-versed in the use of Microsoft Office Applications, and are not daunted by the pace of change that comes with working in a technology-centric environment.
Experience of working in a similar setting, creating digital media content (ideally educational), is essential to this role, as is an interest in how technology can assist learning.
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.
We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applicants from all sectors of the community are welcomed.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust aims to promote equality of opportunity and is committed to treating all applicants for positions fairly and on merit regardless of age, gender, race, marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any offences that may have been committed which are unrelated to the position for which you are applying.
The Trust operates a Tobacco Control Policy and is a smoke free zone.
The Trust is currently reviewing its service provision in line with the Government’s initiative ‘Commissioning a Patient Led NHS’. As a result, there will be a necessity for all successful applicants to provide a degree of flexibility in terms of specific areas of work, the remit of their role and their base. The above will be discussed in more detail at the interview.
For further information, an informal discussion, or to visit the department
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rachel Adams
- Job title
- Digital Learning Manager
- Email address