Digital Skills and Innovation Lead

  • Gower College Swansea
  • Swansea, UK
  • Sep 01, 2022
Full time Education Government Information Technology Telecommunications Training

Job Description

This exciting new role will be fundamental in establishing the National Centre for Digital Skills & Innovation.  The ambition for the National Centre is to promote the College’s longstanding, and future, work in developing digital and technological skills advancements, and to provide a platform and creative space for future digital skills development and innovation. Significantly, the National Centre will allow industry to interact with the College, its learners, academic teams, and wider stakeholders, ensuring that the skills that we collaboratively create are fit for purpose, future proofed and industry approved.

This role will build on the work of the College’s Digital Employer Board, which has seen leading Welsh businesses guide the College’s digital provision, shaping curriculum, enabling our learners to have cutting-edge skills.

This work has generated significant results. Hundreds of individuals have been upskilled over the past two years; new apprenticeship programmes have been developed in areas such as data analytics, cyber security, digital application support, software, digital learning design and digital social media. The strength of this work has seen the College be externally validated – July 2021 saw the College crowned the AAC UK Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year.

The College now seeks a digital lead to drive further skills innovation and growth for the benefit of learners, employers and the communities that we serve.

Applicants must have a computer related degree or equivalent qualification or experience of working within digital or tech industries, with proven competence of delivering Digital/ Tech skills programmes. The ability to lead projects is essential, as are excellent presentation, negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills. 

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will be treated no less favourably than applications submitted in English. Gower College Swansea recognises the importance of delivering its services in Welsh and recognises the need to grow its bilingual workforce. We therefore encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate good Welsh Language skills.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

Please note that we are expecting a high volume applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended. 

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February). 


Digital Content Development, General-Other: IT-Software Development, Software-Web Development, Systems Analysis - IT


£41,084 - £42,165 per annum

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