Head of Online Learning

Leeds, United Kingdom
£51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
Jul 10, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jul 23, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a pro-active and influential professional with significant senior level experience of designing and developing innovative online learning solutions?  Can you lead and collaborate effectively with others to deliver exceptional digital education services? Would you like to join an award-winning service that is at the forefront of delivering high quality and innovative digital education provision within the Higher Education sector?

Reporting to the Head of Digital Education Service, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Service’s strategy relating to the design and development of online courses, modules and programmes on a range of internal and external platforms for students from the university and learners globally. You will be responsible for staff and student relationship management with respect to all institutional online learning projects, working closely with Faculty Pro Deans and senior stakeholders within University Services, managing the project pipeline and prioritising activity. You will work closely with other members of the Service Executive Team to ensure the Digital Education Service delivers on the University’s strategic aims and objectives, and continues to keep Leeds at the forefront of Digital Education in the sector.

As Head of Online Learning, you will lead and manage a team responsible for designing and developing blended, hybrid and online distance learning provision for a diverse range of students and learners, including corporate clients. In this role you will also effectively lead the teams that underpin the delivery of these services; design, development, production and learning technologies, a team of over 35 online learning professionals.

You will have significant senior-level experience of developing and leading strategies for the design and development of high quality online learning pedagogy and innovation combined with extensive experience of creating online courses in complex technological or academic environments. You will have exceptional leadership skills and will bring innovation and sector leading ambition to an award winning team of online learning professionals. You will have the ability to influence strategic priorities and successfully shape and align the direction of online learning through strength of leadership and partnership working across the Service and with wider University stakeholders.

If you thrive on working in a complex environment this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world-class organisation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Carol Elston, Head of Digital Education Service, Email:

Interviews are expected to be held between 5th - 7th August 2020.

Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles will be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Professional Services
School/Institute: Digital Education Service
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Closing Date: Thursday 23 July 2020
Interview Date: See advert
Reference: CSDLS1071
Downloads: Candidate Brief