Digital Inclusion Officer

  • Job Reference: 00002406-1
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: London Borough of Newham
  • Website: https://newham.gov.uk
  • Location: Stratford and Newham Dockside
  • Salary: £30,333 to £31,440
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Contract, Full-time
  • Duration: 9 Months

Job Description

Digital Inclusion Officer
£30,333-£31,440 per annum
2 posts 9 months Fixed Term

Closing date: 19th May 2024

 

These new positions have a vital role in the work to change residents lives through digital access (devices, connectivity and training) and by being an advocate for digital inclusion internally and externally, selling the benefits to residents and partners.

Based in the library service the role will work with other council services, VCSO and local businesses to deliver access to digital devices, connectivity and appropriate digital skills. This will include embedding of digital device lending; promotion of resources available in libraries and VCSO hubs; skills and training programmes in libraries; growing a borough wide network of digital champions; and support the operation of the Newham Digital Inclusion Alliance.

The candidate will have an excellent understanding of the digital inclusion work carried out by public libraries; have experience of delivering customer-focused activity relating to digital skills; have experience of training frontline teams and volunteers and will be passionate about the role of libraries and digital skills in improving residents lives.

Please view Digital Inclusion Officer job description

IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.

 

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

 

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