IT Teacher

The role of the IT Teacher is to deliver teaching on IT-related topics as part of the IT Learning Centre which interacts with all parts of the University in its mission to give everyone the digital skills they need in support of their role in the University and their future careers. The IT Teacher is expected to be an expert in their particular teaching area, and an enthusiastic communicator of that expertise, able to engage with the many different audiences within the University.

Essential selection criteria

  • A proven track record of excellence in IT teaching, training and assessing learner needs in a relevant context
  • An ability to prepare resources appropriate to a range of audiences and media, including documentation for face-to-face and online delivery, written to a high standard
  • Able to teach people who have a wide range of ability and experience, including novice users and highly focused academics
  • Excellent computer literacy skills with demonstrable knowledge and experience in a range of commonly used applications and specialist knowledge of one or more non-Office applications
  • Excellent communication, presentation and written skills which inspire and motivate learners
  • Competence in the use of learning technology tools both in the classroom and online
  • Evidence of being a reflective practitioner who strives for excellent practice
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a varied workload under pressure in an environment with strict deadlines and to plan and organise concurrent projects
  • An ability to quickly become an effective member of the team and fit in with established working practices
  • Commitment to a service ethos and the ability to ensure that essential services are maintained

Desirable selection criteria

  • A recognised teaching or training qualification (for example, PGCE, TAP, MCT)
  • A recognised qualification or certificate of competence in one or more applications (examples are Advanced ECDL, Apple certification, Adobe certification)
  • Experience in the creation of online courses for distance delivery
  • Experience in the creation and use of multimedia resources for use in teaching
  • Experience of a university environment
  • An understanding of accessibility and usability issues
  • Experience of the use of both Windows and Mac OSX