Online Learning Specialist

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
£36,261 - £43,266 per annum
08 May 2019
End of advertisement period
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University of the West of Scotland

Academic Life – Education Futures

Online Learning Specialist – REQ000742

Grade 6 : £36,261 - £43,266 per annum

Full-time 35 Hours per week, Permanent

UWS is a modern 21st century University that dares to be different. At UWS, we aim to change lives, transform communities and encourage enterprise through outstanding, distinctive and progressive higher education. We actively engage with our students and staff and collaborate with our partners and stakeholders to make sure that all can "Dream, Believe and Achieve".

Education Futures is a Professional Service at UWS recently created to support the University to respond to the challenges and opportunities generated by advances in technology.  As a modern and adaptable University we have a unique opportunity to leverage these changes in a way that allows our graduates to, not just adapt, but to flourish, in this ever changing digital world.  Education Futures do this by supporting academic staff to embed technology in learning and teaching, and to achieve this we are looking to recruit an energetic, ambitious, and focused individual, who is capable of driving the use of new technologies and approaches across the University.

The successful candidate will provide specialist and professional guidance to support academic staff to enhance the delivery of blended, online, and distance learning, by providing expertise in: instructional design, user experience, online moderation, online learning activities, and e-assessment.  You are likely to be an enthusiastic, futures-focused early-adopter, perhaps working in learning technology, academic development, instructional design, or teaching online, who has the relevant skills, qualifications (including a degree or equivalent), and experience evidenced by ongoing CPD. 

Further information, including full description of the job and person specification and details of how to apply, is available at

Informal enquiries are welcome to the Head of Education Futures:

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th May 2019

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 11th June 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520