Learning Designer

PA1 2BE, Paisley
Grade 6: £39,592 to £47,047 per annum
23 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Learning Transformation

Paisley Campus with travel to other campuses

Learning Designer – REQ001997


Learning Transformation has a vacancy for a Learning Designer. The role will play a central part in supporting the implementation of key education transformation projects across UWS. These include curriculum design, pedagogical innovation, the use of digital and hybrid learning, and the development of the capability of academic and professional staff in cutting-edge approaches to learning and teaching.

Learning Transformation is a dedicated team comprising academics, learning designers and digital learning technologists, sitting within the Directorate of Learning and Teaching Enhancement. You will join us as we strive to continuously enhance learning, teaching and curriculum at UWS, in turn inspiring our students and wider University community and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

This role may be of interest to learning technologists, or those with a background in academic development, education, or research, along with the relevant skills, qualifications, and experience.  

The successful candidate should have the following: 

  • Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrable and proven experience in supporting the planning, implementing, and reviewing of new technology and approaches to learning design.  
  • Demonstrable and proven experience in supporting change in the areas of learning and teaching, learning and curriculum design, and learning technology.
  • Knowledge of approaches to learning design and curriculum development.
  • Experience of initiating collaborative working with a broad range of stakeholders (e.g. a project environment, external event, or creation of a special interest group).   
  • Excellent communication skills to deliver effective face-to-face and online support.
  • Commitment to a culture of continual improvement and innovation.


UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).

University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education.

Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 24 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays (pro rata)
  • 19.3% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.


Closing Date: Tuesday 21st March 2023

Interview date: w/c 27th March 2023


The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

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.