Digital Learning Advisor, Wirral

Closing date:

Birkenhead Sixth Form CollegeWirral
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Salary: Sixth Form Colleges National Pay Spine Point: 13-15
Salary: £12,931 - £13,680 p.a. pro rata to £15,125 - £16,000 p.a. full time

Accountable to: Hub Manager

Conditions of Employment:

National Sixth Form Colleges’ Association Pay Spine and Conditions of Employment for Support Staff. Permanent contract to start as soon as possible Hours of work: 28 hours per week. 30 minute lunch break each day. Term Time only (0.855 contract).

Main Purpose of Post:

To support learners and College staff in their use of the resources available to them in The Hub (Learning Resource Centre).

Background to Post:

The Hub is the College’s purpose built multimedia Resource Centre. First opened in September 2002, it has recently been rebranded and refurbished to meet the evolving needs of its users. It has accommodation on 2 floors, divided into training rooms and Library/ICT facilities. As user numbers and services continue to increase and develop, the Digital Learning Advisor has a key role in supporting the daily running of The Hub, as well as contributing towards the long term aims and objectives as agreed by the Hub Manager and the College Senior Management Team.

Main Duties:

  • To assist all users in the use of new technologies such as digital study skills. Social bookmarking, blogs, eBooks and various search engines are different ways in which students consume information. DLAs must support this style of learning through one to one, ad hoc support, as well as more structured formal workshop delivery.
  • To assist all users in the use of existing college software such as Microsoft Office 2010, the Adobe Design Suite and Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment). DLAs must support this style of learning through one to one, ad hoc support, as well as more structured formal workshop delivery.
  • To develop and maintain electronic resources related to The Hub.

Other Duties

  1. To assist in the production and administration of College ID badges/learner travel passes.
  2. To actively manage appropriate student behaviour.
  3. To support the processing, shelving, circulation and maintenance of stock.
  4. To assist in the registration and induction of new users.
  5. To assist in the process of submission of coursework to The Hub.
  6. To undertake general housekeeping duties, and any other duties as may reasonably be allocated by the Hub Manager.
  7. To undertake appropriate and reasonable tasks as the Principal may from time to time require.


Please complete the Application Form for Support staff and write a Letter of Application of no more than 2 sides of A4 explaining how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of the Person Specification detailed above.

Closing Date: Midday Friday 22nd June 2018
Assessments/interviews will take place on Wednesday, 27th June 2018

Please return your completed documentation including:

  • Application Form
  • Letter of support


General Information

Birkenhead Sixth Form College has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If you are invited for interview, your suitability to work with children will be explored as well as your suitability for the post.

All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure Clearance through the Disclosure & Barring Service.

The College is an Equal Opportunities employer and all members of the College have a personal responsibility to implement the policy, to carry out their responsibilities in accordance with it and to maintain an equality of opportunity for all.

The Governors and staff of the College take their duties under the Equality Act 2010 very seriously. They will ensure that all reasonable adjustments are made to ensure that disabled people are treated fairly and that they are not placed at any substantial disadvantage. The College is committed to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the post and to consider them on their abilities.

Reference Checking

On the application form, you are asked to provide details of two employment referees (preferably your line manager from your current and previous or most recent employer/s), who can comment on your suitability for the post. References from relatives or individuals writing in the capacity of friends will not be accepted.

The College will seek references on short-listed applicants before interview, and will approach previous employers for information to verify suitability for the post, dates of employment, particular experience or qualifications, punctuality history and details of any disciplinary offences.

In addition, if you are currently working with children or young people, on either a paid or voluntary basis, your current employer will be asked about your suitability to work with children and any disciplinary offences relating to children or young people. This will include any offences for which the penalty is time expired (that is where a warning could no longer be taken into account in any new disciplinary hearing for example) and whether you have been the subject of any child protection concerns, and if so, the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedures. If you are not currently working with children but have done so in the past, that previous employer will be asked about those issues.

Please note providing false information is an offence and could result in your application being rejected, or dismissal without notice if you have been appointed and possible referral to the police.

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