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Digital Student Engagement Officer

Academic Quality and Development

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £25,642 to £29,619 Per Annum- Full time Permanent
Release Date:  Thursday 12 January 2023
Closing Date:   Monday 06 February 2023
Interview Date:   Monday 27 February 2023
Reference:  AQD22-07

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

Reporting to the Digital Academic Developer, the Student Digital Engagement Officer will work to deliver frontline support to students in digital technologies enhancing the student experience of digital learning. The role holder will play a key role in organising and developing Student Digital Mentors, devising a training programme and a series of events to support and develop the Mentors whilst they are in post. Working across the University with Student Support, Digital Services, the Students Union and the Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement Hub, the role holder will create resources to maximise student engagement in digital skills development. This role will be central to the University delivering continued high performance to achieve our ambition and our 2030 academic strategy. Working with key academic and professional service stakeholders, this role will facilitate bringing in new approaches to teaching and learning and implementing innovation. 

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 32 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

 We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

 

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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