Digital Learning Content Developer

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£29,951 to £32,555 per annum
07 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Digital Learning Content Developer
Education Development Service

Location:  Joseph Priestley Building
Salary:  £29,951 to £32,555 per annum  
Fixed Term 36 Months
Posted On:  Friday 07 January 2022
Closing Date:  Friday 04 February 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  012022-06

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person to make a significant contribution to support our digital transformation plans. As a member of the Digital Academic Practice (DAP) team within the Education Development Service (EDS) you will work with academic staff to develop our course offer to digital formats through the use of established tools, e-content frameworks, and learning objects.

As a Digital Learning Content Developer a core aspect of this role will be working closely with academics from across the university and also with Instructional Designer colleagues within DAP. You will use multimedia production tools and techniques to create highly engaging learning objects which you will then use to plan, design and support the delivery of online content.

Your work will be based on creating engaging online content and some awareness of pedagogies to support higher education learning would be advantageous. Collaboration is key and you will work closely with other Digital Learning Content Creators to scope, write and edit content so it is relevant, understandable and accessible.

A degree and/or postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, with experience of creating engaging online content for use in an academic setting is essential. An awareness of pedagogies to support higher education learning are beneficial to this role. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with good technical knowledge of a range of IT software and e-learning tools and the capacity to work both independently and with a team. A good eye for detail and the ability to write engaging instructional materials are important.

BCU supports hybrid and flexible working arrangements. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Craig Tucker (Head of Digital Academic Practice) 

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a sector leading teaching and research excellence institution. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic and professional service community.

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability.

We're investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

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The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us:

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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