Job: Engagement Officer

This is a six month fixed-term contract/secondment opportunity position for a talented communicator to join the Technology Enhanced Learning group (TEL), part of Academic IT Services.

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Engagement Officer (Technology Enhanced Learning Support)

IT Services, Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN

Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799  p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

Learning technologists at a learning design workshop

Learning technologists at a learning design workshop. Image: Xavier Laurent

As part of the University's investment in digital education, an exciting vacancy has arisen for a talented communicator to join the central Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Support Team. Reporting to the Engagement and Communications Lead, you will work closely with learning technologists, service managers and academics, to create content online making effective use of social media, and to run events.

This is an opportunity for you to gain experience and confidence, and to develop your writing and editorial skills, leading to you coordinating TEL's social media activity, and being responsible for creating engaging and regularly updated Web content.

You will join the University at an exciting time as we work to deliver the aims of our Digital Education Strategy. You will play a key role in the communication of the Digital Education at Oxford website, diseminating the OxTALENT 2018 event, pointing to activities that will help to develop a new institutional VLE, to support trials of e-exams, and to foster a community of TEL practice at Oxford. You will help TEL engage the University's academics and students who use technology to enhance their teaching and learning.

This is an opportunity for you to gain experience and confidence, and to develop your writing and editorial skills, leading to you coordinating TEL's social media activity, and being responsible for creating engaging and regularly updated Web content.

You should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Writing, editing and proofreading skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Flair for writing engaging pieces to communicate concepts to non-specialist audiences.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Experience in using technology, social media, and Web content platforms (e.g. blogs, websites).
  • Enthusiasm for learning technology in support of teaching.
  • Organisational and time-management skills, to prioritise tasks with minimal supervision.

You must be educated to at least degree level, or have equivalent experience gained in a relevant working environment.

While this is a full-time post, we also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work part-time (minimum 30 hours/0.8 FTE) and/or flexibly.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon Monday 12 February 2018. Interviews are anticipated to be held in the week commencing Monday 26 February 2018.


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