Digital Learning Officer (Temporary)

Recruiter
North Ayrshire Council
Location
Scotland
Posted
05 Sep 2017
Closes
20 Sep 2017
Ref
NAY02933
Sectors
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Role Profile

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Temporary until 31st March 2020

This post is funded by European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

THIS PROJECT WAS PART-FINANCED BY THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AND THE EUROPEAN UNION - Ayrshire LEADER 2014-2020 Programme

 



ROLE DEFINITION

To work with the team to deliver high quality MakerSpaces in rural communities supported by digital learning and digital participation programmes.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

 Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and support the delivery of the MakerSpace programme in three rural communities, including scoping the project.
  • Support the delivery of digital learning opportunities within rural community settings.
  • Co-ordinate digital participation in national and local initiatives in partnership with other services, key partners and the wider community.
  • Develop capacity within communities for the development of digital learning, creativity and digital participation and deliver programmes of activity as required.
  • Provide, support and deliver learning opportunities for staff and the wider community in the delivery of digital learning, creativity and digital participation agenda.
  • Design, develop and deliver literacies and digital participation programmes and activities within the wider community.
  • Support and advise on volunteering to support MakerSpaces in rural communities.
  • Support the development of digital, MakerSpace and creative opportunities that allow families to explore and create within the community environment
  • Act as conduit of information sharing within the Council and the wider community.
  • Contribute to sharing best practice across the service and support staff development.
  • Ensure ongoing recording and evaluation is undertaken and relevant reports and statistics are provided as required.
  • Participate in staff meetings and relevant working groups.
  • Attend appropriate national meetings, conferences and workshops and share good practice.
  • Implementation and co-ordination of the council's policies on health and safety
  • Undertake continuing personal and professional development relevant to this post.

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE CRITERIA

 

 

Essential

Desirable

Evidence

Education and Qualifications

  • Degree in relevant qualification
    OR
    equivalent experience
  • ILM First Line Management, or equivalent   
  • Degree in computing/digital skills, or equivalent 
  • Application Form
  • Interview

Experience

  • Working as part of a team 
  • Partnership working
  • Co-ordination of events/activities
  • Delivering digital skills 
  • Working with volunteers and developing volunteering
  • Working with children and families  
  • Experience of coding such as using Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Digital environment and creativity
  • Key policies with regards to Digital Strategy
  • Knowledge of ICT applications
  •  
  • Council outcomes and objectives
  • Understanding of the importance of internet safety and child protection issues 
  • Curriculum for Excellence 
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • IT skills     

 

  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Other

  • Ability to work 35 hours over the period Monday to Saturday on a pre-determined basis as the service requires    
  • Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire

 

  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.

 

Value

Behaviours

Focus.

We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture

 

  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.

Passion.

We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.

Inspiration.

We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.


Additional Information

References

For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process




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