Learning Designer

Cranfield, Bedford
£43,351 to £48,323 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £60,403 per annum
10 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Organisation Cranfield University
School/Department Student Experience
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 12 months
Salary £43,351 to £48,323 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £60,403 per annum
Posted Date 09/07/2020
Apply by 27/07/2020

Role Description

Cranfield University’s Professional Service Unit, Student Experience, is made up of a number of teams including Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).  TEL welcomes applications from learning designers with significant experience in developing designs for master’s level, executive development in face to face, mixed and online delivery methods.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

The academic activity of the University is supported by a wide range of professional service units (PSUs) and departments.  The Student Experience PSU is focused, innovative and committed to enhancing the experience of our students.  The PSU itself brings together a number of essential student services such as: Library, Student Advice Centre, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), Centre for Andragogy and Academic Skills, Careers, Masterships and the Student Association.  These key service areas work to ensure an increasingly collaborative and focused approach to enhancing the student experience at Cranfield.  TEL works closely with all schools and the learning designer role will be embedded within one of the three schools on Cranfield campus, working with the academics on the course and programme design.

The Learning Designer (LD) is responsible for designing and developing learning interventions that meet the needs of the schools and their clients by working closely with academics and other key stakeholders.

The LD will be responsible for developing a range of learning products and course pathways, that can be delivered face to face, online or in a blended mode.  The current focus is on the design of courses that will enhance the student experience during a time where students could be in multiple locations.

To be successful in this role you will require previous experience in a learning design role, preferably with a focus on master level education and have significant experience developing online material and programmes.  Significant knowledge of education design and design within virtual learning environments is key. It is essential that the post-holder is a good communicator, problem solver and can nurture relationships with colleagues.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dawn Richardson, Technology Enhanced Learning Specialist, at

Expected interview date: 05 August 2020

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