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Learning Designer

Learner and Discovery Services
£33,199 to £39,609
Please quote reference: 
Fixed Term Contract until 31st July 2020
Closing Date: 
4 September, 2019 - 12:00

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The Open University is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join its Learning Design team, working in partnership with academic experts and colleagues from across the University to lead or facilitate the design and subsequent evaluation of OU qualifications and modules.

You will be experienced in the design of distance learning materials, ideally for higher education, and your personal toolkit will include some knowledge of theories/principles of adult learning, educational technologies and the analysis and presentation of quantitative/qualitative data relating to learning performance.  Equally important will be your people and communication skills, enabling you to successfully engage with stakeholders, elicit academic and student needs and expectations, explain technology options, discuss potential solutions and justify these with data and other evidence.  You will be adept at facilitating workshops, design discussions and influencing decisions that lead to successful learning and student satisfaction

Please submit completed Application Form, C.V. and Cover letter outlining how you meet the Person Specification and email to  Please ensure you quote the vacancy rererence number 16448.

For detailed information and how to apply go to, or email the, quoting the reference number 16448.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact

Closing date: 4th September at 12 noon

Assessments and interviews will be held on: To be confirmed

Please note: If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or by email (on the link above) quoting the reference number 16448

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Equal Opportunity is University policy

Job related information: 

Application for Employment form

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Posting Date: 
7 August, 2019 - 09:00