Learning Technologist x2 - Digital Learning

Midlothian Council


£24,157 to £26,392 per annum Pro-rata Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: MID04018

Job Description

As part of Midlothian Council’s Equipped for Learning programme to support all Midlothian young people with a device for learning, the Digital Inclusion & Learning Team is expanding to support staff, young people and other professionals within our schools.

Reporting to Senior Learning Technologists, postholders will provide first line support to utilise Chromebook and iPad devices, maintaining professional knowledge of new developments in digital learning. They will be responsible for working with colleagues in the Digital Inclusion & Learning Team to implement new features and services and trial and assess new technologies as required to stay abreast of dynamic developments, including evaluating technologies and applications against agreed criteria.

You should have an ability to communicate with and present to external and internal stakeholders at all levels; be able to manage your own workload effectively with minimal supervision; be self-motivated and have an enthusiastic approach; you should also have an eye for detail and be able to manage conflicting priorities.

It is essential that you hold a HNC (or equivalent) in Information Technology or a related subject or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence.  You must have a strong knowledge and practical experience of digital learning platforms and tools.

Ideally you should have previous experience of working in a learning establishment and have experience of working with a wide range of digital platforms including those provided by Google, Apple and Microsoft.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 31st October 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 4th November 2021


Position Title:  Learning Technologist - Digital Learning

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships          

Location: School Based                       

Contract Status: Permanent  

Hours of Work:  Full-time 

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday    

Weeks per year: 41

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 41 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £21,805.08 per annum. 


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or protected adults.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email recruitment@midlothian.gov.uk to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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