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CSF-703-23-R-R - Talent and Digital Learning Specialist

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Talent and Digital Learning Specialist HR Talent & Organisational Development Location: Canterbury

Salary: £36,386 to £40,931 per annum pro rata full time until July 2024, reverting to 21 per week thereafter Grade: Grade 7 Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 24 September 2023 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: CSF-703-23-R-R

As the Talent & Organisational Development function, our aim is to enhance skills and maximise potential for all staff at the University. We've recently launched a new Learning Management System with the goal of transforming the way we deliver learning and development across the organisation. We are now looking for an experienced Digital Learning Specialist, who is an expert in all aspects of digital learning design, who will help us achieve our vision for this ongoing, part time role. Initially this role will be for full time up until July 2024. After this time, the working hours will reduce to 21 per week.

The role will draw on the content expertise of multiple stakeholders across the organisation and beyond, working closely with the Talent & OD Consultants for the delivery of a new digital strategy, underpinned by the principles of blended learning to enable the transition to a more flexible cost-effective operating model.

You will play a key role in providing a high level of technical expertise to the Talent & OD team in extending the range, reach and volume of central programmes and projects offered to staff.

What will you be doing day to day?

  • apply digital learning best practice to produce high quality engaging eLearning courses/programmes as well as seek ways to improve how we use our LMS (Moodle)
  • use/develop relevant project management tools (e.g. project initiation document, treatment document, storyboarding templates, user testing) to deploy the department's transition plan from a traditional learning offer to a blended offer
  • consult/liaise with a variety of internal/external stakeholders to develop digital learning solutions, building a network of trusted partners for the department
  • utilise digital tools and technology including “Adapt” to produce innovative and effective digital learning solutions and seek opportunities to leverage digital approaches across a range of existing and new learning programmes
  • provide face-to-face training delivery and facilitation when required
  • produce comprehensive reports, collating and maintaining statistical data relating to the measurement of training outputs
  • What can you bring to the role?

  • A relevant professional qualification at Degree level i.e. HR, L&D, digital learning or training qualification or equivalent experience
  • Previous proven experience of scoping, developing and implementing digital learning solutions
  • Experience of working with Learning Management Systems and L&D software/digital platforms such as Moodle, Yammer, Articulate, Elucidat or Storyline
  • Experience of creating online learning materials with Digital Media (e.g. Adobe Suite, Camtasia, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Indesign)
  • Experience and knowledge of training needs analysis with the ability to identify skill gaps and provide appropriate remedies through effective Talent Management
  • Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact [email protected] quoting ref number: CSF-703-23-R-R.

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    Job details


    CSF-703-23-R-R - Talent and Digital Learning Specialist


    University of Kent


    United Kingdom


    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 24, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Education

    About the employer

    The University of Kent (formerly referred to as the University of Kent at Canterbury) is a well-known semi-collegiate public research university which is based in Kent in the United Kingdom. It was established in the year 1965 and is recognized as a Beloff's plate glass university. In 1960, sponsors of University of Kent sent University Grants Committee a proposal for creating a University in Canterbury. On the acceptance of the proposal, an Interim Committee was set up in 1962 and the university was named. It was in the year 1965 that the university was granted its Royal Charter. The institution started operating this year with just 500 students and 150 staff members. Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, was appointed as the university's first chancellor. Currently, the university has six colleges and its academic structure comprises of 3 academic centres and 18 academic schools. The university has won two Queen's Anniversary Prizes in eleven years for Higher and Further Education.

    The university has three campuses in Kent. Located in Parkland, the Canterbury Campus is the main campus that includes six colleges, the Gulbenkian arts centre, the Templeman Library and the Mandela Building. The campus is spread across 300 acres and is well-linked to the city centre as well as London. It offers excellent academic, residential and dining facilities. The Tonbridge campus was established in 1982 as the School of continuing education. Currently, it collaborates with the Kent Innovation and Enterprise and Kent Business School. The Medway Campus is situated near the towns of Chatham and Rochester on the site of a former naval base. The campus is divided into two sites, the Dockyard Chatham and Pembroke. Pembroke houses Drill Hall Library, centres for professional practice and journalism, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, the Student Hub social space and the Medway branches of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research and the School of Computing. The Dockyard is home to Centre for Music and Audio Technology and the Medway branch of Kent Business School. The university also has centres in other parts of Europe including Athens, Paris, Brussels and Rome.

    The university provides numerous postgraduate and undergraduate a degree programmes in various fields such as architecture, environment, arts, media, English, philosophy, social sciences, history, music, science, pharmacy, finance, sports, medicine, law, journalism, psychology, anthropology and economics. The university has over 20,100 students and more than 2,000 faculty members. 16% of the student population consists of international students. The university has a faculty-student ratio of 1:12. More than 6,700 students and 132 companies were engaged with the nationally-recognized Employability Points scheme of the university in 2015-16. Kent has collaborations with 388 institutions across the world.

    The university has 160,000 alumni over 180 countries including many notable personalities. Gavin William James Esler is a popular journalist, author and television presenter. Kazuo Ishiguro is a novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter. Tom Wilkinson is an actor best known for his roles in 'Michael Clayton' and 'In the Bedroom'. Alan Davies is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer famous for his role in Jonathan Creek, the mystery drama series by BBC. David Mitchell is a novelist whose works Cloud Atlas and number9dream were nominated for the Booker Prize. Paul Telfer is an actor renowned for his role of Xander Kiriakis in the Days of Our Lives. Many other successful people are associated with the university

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