Assistant Learning Designer

33329.00 - 36454.00 GBP Annual
13 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Assistant Learning Designer

Coventry University Online

GBP33,329 - GBP36,454 per annum

Eligible for access to discretionary bonus scheme of up to 10%



Coventry University has seen huge global successes in recent years: Times Higher Education University of the Year 2015, The Good University Guides' Modern University of the Year 2016, and now the 12th best University in The Guardian University Guide 2018. We have also achieved the top accolade in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), published on the 22 nd June by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

It doesn't stop here. Coventry University is taking its next big step, this time into the digital world of online distance learning. Working with UK-based FutureLearn, which has over six million learners worldwide on its collaborative learning platform, the University is planning to launch its first Master's programmes in early 2018. The roll out of 50 online degrees over the next five years will deliver world-leading programmes, accessible to thousands of new distance learners across the globe.

The creation of supporting infrastructure within a new, dynamic and innovative business will be pivotal in helping the University Group design and develop wholly online distance learning courses at both pace and scale. The 'Studio' will be at the centre of this revolution and progressive in all it does, truly pushing the boundaries to establish a broad portfolio of degree courses with a distinct style and pedagogy. A challenge of equal transformation and reward for ambitious and determined learning design, media and project professionals, this is both a sector and UK first; a thrilling time to join a start-up unlike any other; an opportunity to shape the future of Higher Education.

This post is a thrilling opportunity for a fledgling Learning Designer to join a new business and growing team dedicated to designing and developing degree courses for online delivery. As part of the learning design team within the new subsidiary you will co-create, with University academics, 50 high-quality online degrees over the next five years that are innovative, inspiring and enjoyable. These degrees will be accessible to thousands of new distance learners across the globe.

Whatever your current role, you will be passionate about building your skills as a learning designer in order to provide pedagogical, instructional design and educational technologies expertise to work with academics and digital media content producers in building transformational and engaging student-centred learning experiences in a wholly online environment.

Closing date: 27 August 2017

Interview dates: Week commencing 04 September and 11 September