Technology Officer (70584-0623)

University of Warwick


Vacancy Type/Job category
Technical
Department
Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning
Salary
£28,929 – £32,411 per annum.
Location
University of Warwick, Coventry
Vacancy Overview
Permanent, full-time position. 36.5 hours per week.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Technology Officer to manage and develop the IATL website and to support the department’s teaching and learning activities. In addition, we are looking for someone with expertise at analysing outputs from surveys and projects to disseminate key information about IATL and its work.
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
To find out more or arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact: Jo Wale ([email protected]).
Interview Date: TBC.
Job Description
JOB PURPOSE
IATL is a key department within the University of Warwick that supports educational innovation through collaborative teaching and student research in interdisciplinary and international learning environments.
The postholder will be expected to manage, develop and enhance the IATL website which is a key tool for disseminating information about IATL’s work both within the University and externally. Responsibilities will also include managing IT-related aspects of IATL projects carried out by staff within IATL, overseeing IATL’s technical equipment, assisting IATL with the evaluation of its activities through impact assessments and data evaluation and liaising between IATL, IT Services and the wider Warwick community to enhance teaching and research practices through the use of academic technology.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Designing, developing and maintaining IATL’s website and online presence, including the creation and incorporation of a variety of media (e.g. films and podcasts); liaising with staff and students associated with IATL to obtain site content and rights clearance for images; updating news and events and maintaining and developing the site.
• Managing IT-related aspects of IATL projects carried out by staff within IATL and across the University; promoting digital media initiatives and innovations in collaboration with Academic Technology and IT Services; supporting technical aspects of IATL’s online journal.
• Overseeing the purchase, installation and maintenance of all technical equipment for IATL, including that used by IATL staff and managing IATL’s IT equipment including keeping up to date records of all assets.
• Overseeing IATL’s social media presence and supporting the creation of content posted to ensure IATL events and initiatives are widely disseminated throughout the University and beyond.
• Assisting IATL with the evaluation of its activities through impact assessments and data evaluation.
• Liaising with IATL staff, IT services and the wider Warwick community to enhance teaching and research practices through the use of academic technology such as Moodle, Padlet, Teams and Miro.
• Capturing and documenting IATL events using a variety of technologies and creating online content from the resulting media.
• Planning the development of IATL’s future technical services, by ensuring up-to-date knowledge of emerging technologies.
• Provision of specialist advice to the Director and Senior Managers regarding the suitability of technical and IT equipment and the purchase of this equipment; liaison with internal or external experts as necessary.
• Creation and maintenance of specialist databases to log staff and student involvement with IATL in connection with a variety of activities.
• Maintaining and updating IATL’s shared file drive to ensure efficient file storage which is compliant with GDPR requirements.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.


Essential Criteria 1
A degree or equivalent professional experience. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
IT experience, preferably at an advanced level, in a variety of software packages. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 3
Experience of databases (e.g. Access) and data evaluation, in addition to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 4
Experience of working in a HE institution. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 5
Up-to-date knowledge of IT hardware and software and their relevance to the HE sector and teaching innovation. (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 6
Website editing skills using Sitebuilder and other packages, including the ability to prepare a variety of media for use on the web. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 7
Well-developed analytical problem-solving skills. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 8
Good interpersonal skills: ability to liaise with staff, students and external stakeholders at all levels; ability to explain technical details to those with varying levels of IT expertise. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 9
Good time management skills, including the ability to prioritise a demanding and complex workload. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 10
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 11
Strong attention to detail. (a,c)
Essential Criteria 12
Experience of impact assessments and data evaluation. (a,c,d)
Further Particulars
IATL was established in 2010 to create opportunities for students and teachers to experiment and innovate, in order to achieve an outstanding teaching and learning experience. IATL supports educational innovation through collaborative teaching and student research in interdisciplinary and international learning environments.
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars .
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website .
Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.
We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here .
The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)
The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance , whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.
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Closing Date
25 Jun 2023

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