Cancer Academy Digital Learning Creator

Employer
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

GM Cancer Alliance is expanding the Cancer Academy team. We are looking to appoint an Digital Learning Creator with creative flair, innovation and project management skills to lead on the development of products and services for synchronous and asynchronous digital learning and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the learner management system (LMS).

The applicant will use their experience in digital learning using a variety of authoring and media technologies, underpinned by good instructional design, to create high quality digital learning and services to support the culture of lifelong learning offered by the Cancer Academy. The Digital Learning Creator will be required to interact with key stakeholders (from all care settings and professions) to develop eLearning and other educational offers to ensure seamless integration between digital solutions on a local, regional and national scale

The post is 1.0 WTE and is fixed term for 12 months in the first instance. Secondment requests will be considered.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead on the development of assets, packages, learner management system, learner integration with website and learner tracking to ensure a smooth learner experience, from digital front door to ongoing learning, by using the most relevant authoring tools and LMS course design approaches
  • Work with digital counterparts in other organisations to ensure the GM Cancer Academy digital assets can seamless interface with other digital solutions (e.g. ePortfolios and Passports) on local, regional and national scales
  • Lead on all digital aspects, working closely with subject matter experts to develop digital learning solutions and resources that meet workforce needs
  • Work closely with the Cancer Alliance Innovation leads to ensure digital solutions and educational offers are cutting edge
  • Engage with stakeholders (internal and external) to support the creation of digital learning, identifying clear and realistic milestones
  • Engage with learners to shape offers and work with groups who aren't engaging to understand why and make necessary adjustment
    • In conjunction with the Senior Programme Lead for Education and Education Manager, review how education can be quantified to show meaningful impact on the cancer workforce
    Please see job description for full list of main role and responsibilities.


About us

Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance (GM Cancer) is a venture that brings together patients, charities, NHS and academic institutions with the aim of securing world-class cancer outcomes and experience for our population. Greater Manchester Cancer is the cancer programme of the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board.

The GM Cancer Academy is a Programme of work within the Workforce and Education Programme. The team are dynamic, diligent, and passionate about supporting the cancer workforce to ensure they have equitable access to training and education to develop the right skills to respond to the needs of people affected by cancer, adapt to new, improved ways of working, continue to modernise the way they work, and embrace technology to deliver the best quality healthcare.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of cancer workforce and education in Greater Manchester, and to essentially improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leading Digital Development
  • Ensure best practice and pedagogical principles are applied to all digital learning developments
  • Support the Senior Programme Lead for Education to deliver the GM Cancer Academy strategy and lead on innovative digital learning solutions
  • Lead on the development of assets, packages, learner management system, learner integration with website and learner tracking to ensure a smooth learner experience, from digital front door to ongoing learning, by using the most relevant authoring tools and LMS course design approaches
  • Work with digital counterparts in other organisations to ensure the GM Cancer Academy digital assets can seamless interface with other digital solutions (e.g. ePortfolios and Passports) on local, regional and national scales
  • Lead elements of maintaining the Academy website as the independent digital hub for cancer education
  • Lead on running consultation periods for digital developments to ensure they are fit for purpose


Education, Learning and Development
  • Act as an advocate of digital learning in support of the Cancer Academy, championing best practice to ensure the effective development of the workforce
  • Work with digital teams to support workforce digitisation
  • Lead on all digital aspects, working closely with subject matter experts to develop digital learning solutions and resources that meet workforce needs
  • Work closely with the Cancer Alliance Innovation leads to ensure digital solutions and educational offers are cutting edge
  • Support the full development lifecycle of digital and blended learning training programmes and their related assessment, including the design, development and delivery of resources, courses, materials, activities and skills evaluations that meet guidelines and agreed standards
  • Work with subject matter experts to gather content, advise on design, learning planning and technical development to meet the learning needs of a range of learners
  • Work with colleagues, subject matter experts and stakeholders to ensure the learning needs of all workforce groups are met with a multi-professional approach
  • Ensure all digital learning and online assets (LMS, Website, ePortfolio) are all compliant with accessibility guidelines

Communication and Support
  • Engage with stakeholders (internal and external) to support the creation of digital learning, identifying clear and realistic milestones
  • Engage with learners to shape offers and work with groups who arent engaging to understand why and make necessary adjustments
  • Support the commissioning/procurement process of external digital learning suppliers within the Trusts Standing Financial Instructions
  • Where external suppliers are commissioned, ensure good working relationships are maintained and progress is tracked
  • Provide advice and expertise in the identification of technology tools used to optimise development of digital lifelong learning
  • Ensure that staff awareness of digital learning opportunities is continually improving and that all stakeholders receive excellent customer service
  • Promote evidence-based practice, lifelong learning and support staff to use digital solutions as a professional development tool with emphasis on individual responsibility
  • Provide support to the Education Manager in developing business cases, proposals, project plans and reports using expert and proven knowledge and skills


Data and Information
  • Collate data and literature on digital interaction into concise reports and present to the Senior Programme Lead for Education and Education Manager, making clear recommendations for action
  • In conjunction with the Senior Programme Lead for Education and Education Manager, review how education can be quantified to show meaningful impact on the cancer workforce
  • Work with the Digital Innovation leads at the Cancer Alliance to ensure alignment with their strategy and fusion in work plans

Planning and Reporting
  • Manage project plans with clearly defined timeframes ensuring that this contains clear objectives, tasks and identified leads, escalating any risks to the Senior Programme Lead for Education and relevant boards
  • Contribute to quality assurance processes, ensuring that data reporting and analysis, project tracking is provided in an accurate and timely manner, and action/development plans are initiated as required
  • Coordinate the reporting of outcome measures so that they can be monitored during the year
  • Track progress against these outcome measures and provide progress reports to project steering groups, the Cancer Academy Programme Board, and Workforce and Education Board when required


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) in education technology / web/platforms development


Desirable

  • Professional certification in eLearning or learning technology such as Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT)
  • Masters degree (or equivalent) educational technology or related subject
  • Project management qualification e.g. Agile Scrum or equivalent


Experience

Essential

  • Developing digital learning using appropriate authoring tools for optimal learner experience and tracking
  • Supporting programmes of work and managing the development lifecycle to deliver quality outputs within budget and on schedule
  • Use of digital learning authoring tools, web interface development and multimedia design applications
  • Administration, design and development of learning platforms e.g. LearnDash / Moodle
  • Experience in supporting the application of digital and blended learning pedagogies and standards
  • Experience in training needs analysis to develop programmes of learning in response
  • Website design and use of content & learning management systems
  • Multi-professional working


Desirable

  • Experience of making and editing videos and animation
  • Experience in graphic design and layout skills
  • Experience in filming
  • Experience of developing and marketing a service
  • Experience of working within branding guidelines
  • Experience in digital innovation


Skills

Essential

  • High level of IT literacy with working knowledge of current MS tools, including the Office 365, and good knowledge of the Windows environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Can produce concise and insightful written materials for senior stakeholders or a broader audience as appropriate
  • Can create and deliver presentations to a broad range of different stakeholders
  • Can influence others to develop a shared vision
  • Can challenge other team members and senior colleagues when necessary
  • Numerate and able to understand complex financial information
  • Can analyse very complex information from a wide range of sources where material may be conflicting
  • Can use experience to make inferences and act where information is incomplete
  • Can develop plans for the short and long term and adjust them as required
  • Can monitor progress against plans, escalating risks and issues as appropriate
  • Can manage own workload
  • Can make informed decisions in the absence of complete information
  • Can work to demanding and changing timescales


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of digital learning technologies and use to develop courses and manage learners
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