CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Content Designer

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
Posted
15 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2021
Ref
3465
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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 £33,309 to £37,127 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £46,409 per annum
Apply by 20/01/2021

Role Description

An opportunity has arisen within Cranfield University’s Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team for a learning Content Designer.  Based within the Student Experience Professional Service Unit (PSU). The TEL team work closely with academics and support staff from across the University Schools, PSUs and the new MK:U Accelerator project team to help develop and produce innovative and engaging online learning content.

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.

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 role demands the development and production of innovative, engaging and accessible learning content solutions to meet both live and self-paced learning requirements across a broad range of mediums. 

You will work in collaboration with team colleagues and academics as required to produce high quality learning materials that improve and enhance the teaching and learning experience at Cranfield. The post will work closely with the three schools based on the Cranfield campus and on other projects, including the MK:U accelerator programme. MK:U is planned to be a new model university for Milton Keynes, designed to meet urgent technological and skills gaps, focused on a curriculum for the digital economy. Find out more here.

You will be required to analyse in detail various content requests, explore appropriate solutions, plan and manage your time effectively and deliver content and assets in an efficient and timely manner. 

You will have significant relevant work experience working in a client facing environment across a broad range of design mediums. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent graphic design, video and audio production, digital publication and interactive HTML (H5P) content design skills along with an awareness of the principles and application of learning design. You will be expected to have expert skills and knowledge of the relevant Adobe Creative Cloud applications. 

You will need to demonstrate self-confidence and excellent communications skills, which will include the ability to communicate effectively across a broad spectrum of individuals, managerial levels and international cultures together with well-honed design and presentation skills. 

A higher education / learning environment background will be a distinct advantage.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect to 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 underrepresented groups. 

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and whether a position can be carried out at any of our locations.  We commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Lorraine Bell, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, on (E); lorraine.bell@cranfield.ac.uk. All queries will be responded to after 04 January 2021.

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