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Digital Training Lead Developer

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is continuing its digital and clinical transformation journey that will change the way in which we deliver care across Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, and the South West Peninsula. eCare, the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) Programme will underpin everything we do for our patients, our people, and our communities.

The Lead eLearning Developer will report to the Digital Training Manager. You will be part of a wider Training Team with approximately 20 staff who will be training, educating and coaching staff on the digital systems across Cornwall. These roles will provide managerial resource to the eLearning developers and help manage, develop and deliver business as usual and eCare eLearning.

Applicants should expect to be primarily office based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske site, Truro but travel to other sites may be necessary.

Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints we are unable us to support visa sponsorship for this role.

The recruiting panel will therefore only be able to consider applications from candidates that already possess the right to work in the UK for the duration of the eCare programm e.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Trust's Clinical staff, subject matter experts, project managers and Digital IT Trainers from across Health Care and Social care in Cornwall, regarding course content and implementation with consideration for future deployment on virtual/ mobile platforms.

Manage the growing portfolio of e-learning and prioritise the process for all e- learning requests, working with the team to ensure deadlines are met within agreed timeframes.

The post holder will develop mandatory training e-learning courses in line with the Trust's annual requirements.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working within the e-learning team the post holder will develop, review and maintain professional e-learning courses. These courses are critical to patient care enabling clinical front line staff to undertake essential clinical training in a timely manner, ensuring they have access to key clinical systems such as eCare, MAXIMS, EPMA and OCEANO at the point of patient care.

You will also be responsible for designing non clinical eLearning packages, website development, as well as developing innovative ways of delivery and engaging learners.

You will work with the customer and subject matter expert(s), to analyse, understand and document their training needs, and guide the customer through the mediums available and negotiate the best possible solution.

You will also be responsible for managing a section of the eLearning developers.

Person Specification



  • Degree in digital learning/media studies or similar or equivalent experience
  • Project management qualification (PRINCE2 Foundation or similar) or equivalent experience
  • Qualification in education and training (Level 3 Award in Education and Training or similar) or equivalent experience
  • Degree or proven IM & T experience and professional IT qualification such as ECDL5
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Computer Science, Graphic Design or equivalent



  • Proven experience of teaching class sizes of up to 10 people of varying skill levels and backgrounds.
  • Experience of authoring and delivering original and engaging digital learning content including eLearning and multimedia learning resources
  • Experienced in learning and instructional design, including an understanding of adult learning principles
  • Experience using e-authoring tools such as Articulate or Adobe Captivate and other eLearning software packages
  • Experience in non-linear video/audio editing using Adobe Creative Cloud or similar
  • Experience of managing a LMS (ESR) or other online delivery system for digital learning
  • Experience in client-side web authoring
  • Experience working in an NHS or similar organisation's learning and development environment


  • Experience of writing training materials, lesson planning and course development.
  • Awareness of digital issues in the NHS

Knowledge and Skills


  • Proven design experience using eLearning and multimedia authoring tools.
  • Substantial MS Office skills. Proven presentation, planning and communication skills professional attitude.
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.
  • Able to resolve complex problems using own initiative
  • Evidence of communicating effectively with a range of people in a variety of roles
  • Self motivated and able to work on own initiative.
  • Able to lead on decisions related to eLearning development
  • Able to work accurately in often distracting environments.


  • Specialist knowledge of healthcare related software such as Health Roster, Maxims and PAS.



  • Willing to undertake training including Mandatory training required for the post, IT related study and health informatics personal development as required.
  • Willing to learn and apply new eLearning development tools and techniques. Able to learn and deliver new training courses and software programs as required.


  • Willing to join and maintain membership to a professional organisation.

Additional Circumstances


  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies including eLearning development software and design principles.
  • Must be prepared to work outside normal office hours including evenings & weekends as required.
  • Willing to work at all sites throughout Cornwall.
  • Willing to travel, attend training and occasionally work outside of the Cornwall Health Community as required.
  • Willing to work at all training sites throughout Cornwall.
  • Car driver with full UK driving licence and willing to drive to deliver training throughout the Health Community
  • Use of VDU equipment on a daily basis often for prolonged periods of time with appropriate breaks.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Kedhlow Building, Royal Cornwall Hospital




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