KTP Associate - Application Developer
Vacancy Description
School of Simulation & Visualisation Fixed Term - 2 years Circa 25k pa. + 4k training budget

Loretto Care and the Wheatley group in Partnership with the School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art.  

The Wheatley Group is Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group and one of the UK’s best-accredited organisations.  Owning or managing over 80,000 homes, Wheatley delivers award winning services to 250,000 people across Scotland.  Group subsidiaries are united by a common commitment to excellence in all they do and a joint mission in ‘Making Homes and Lives Better’ for the people we work for and the communities in which they live.  
Loretto Care, part of the Wheatley Group, is a leading provider of care and support services for a wide range of people in Scotland.  No matter what a person’s needs are, Loretto Care puts them at the centre of what they do.  Loretto works with people to design their very own personalised care package and then supports them to achieve their goals.  Loretto cares for a wide range of people including older people, young people, people and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and people with learning disabilities, addictions, mental health issues or alcohol related brain damage.  

Loretto has a strategic aim to increase the numbers of tenants in a sustainable tenancy (i.e. keeping their accommodation for a period longer than 12 months) over the next 3 years. Loretto also aims to achieve sustainable growth including through the diversification of its products and markets. Digital technology and learning has been identified as a key component to achieving these aims. This KTP will develop a unique, innovative interactive application (the Virtual Home application) to improve the health and wellbeing of their tenants and care service users, enabling vulnerable people to live in their homes longer.  
The project will be supported by expertise from the School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art. This support includes an individual development plan and personal development training.  

The post-holder must possess a postgraduate qualification in a Computer related discipline or equivalent experience in relevant areas (e.g. 3D modelling and Animations, Visualisation and Human Computer Interaction, Game Development). In addition, the post-holder must demonstrate:
Experience in and current knowledge of research in data visualisation;
Experience of working in mixed discipline environments, and comfortable in working with creative and technical disciplines;
An effective approach to planning and organising work;
High standards of research conduct including ethical aspects.  

KTP is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes. High calibre graduates are employed to work on specific projects of strategic importance to companies, whilst being supported by a dedicated University or College. All graduates spend around 10% of their time in training and development. You will be employed by Glasgow School of Art however your role will be based at Loretto Care. For more information, visit www.ktponline.org.uk/greatcareeroptions

For informal enquiries or if you would like further information please contact Dr Steve Love at the Glasgow School of Art, s.love@gsa.ac.uk For full details and to apply online, please visit www.gsa.ac.uk/jobs  

Download: Job Description

Closing date for submission of completed applications is Midnight - Sunday 24th June 2018.

The Glasgow School of Art is a Registered Charity SC012490