Immersive Learning Lead

University of the West of England
South West
£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

UWE Bristol are one of the largest universities in the South West and one of the largest employers in the Bristol region. We currently have an opportunity for a Immersive Learning Lead in our new Digital Learning Service.


About the vacancy:

Digital Learning @ UWE Bristol will be a catalyst, enabler, and connector, enriching and enhancing problem-based learning and the wider student experience. All our students will benefit from a high quality digitally enabled learning and teaching environment which fosters innovation, collaboration, and inclusion.

You will be involved in many Immersive Learning projects within this new Digital Learning Service and there will be plenty of opportunities to have an impact by using innovative approaches, working with an inspiring and passionate group of people and whilst working on some very exciting projects as we work towards achieving the objectives below:


  • We will ensure that all students have access to inclusive and dynamic digital and problem-based learning opportunities as part of their programmes of study.
  • We will develop and deliver a sector-leading digital education service to ensure digitally-enabled learning and teaching is well supported, agile, and transformative.
  • We will provide learning environments and spaces that foster collaborative learning and teaching, bringing together learners, educators, professional technical staff, and external partners to develop and deliver practice-led, problem-based programmes that prepare them for the real world.
  • We will enrich the delivery of our programmes through simulation, virtual labs, studio spaces and specialist facilities.
  • We will support our students and staff to be confident and capable, with the skills, knowledge and behaviours that support them to become active and enterprising digital producers and citizens.
  • We will have robust and supportive approaches and actions to address digital poverty.
  • We will use our innovative learning approaches to build partnerships and networks which will benefit our students, helping them to connect with the world and with each other.



About you:

Would you like to be part of this exciting opportunity to shape the new ambitious Digital Learning service at UWE and have a real impact on our students?


You are ambitious, inclusive, innovative, collaborative, and enterprising. You are an experienced Immersive Learning Designer working with virtual, augmented and mixed reality learning environments.  Have a strong growth mindset, open-minded, motivated, creative leader, an excellent problem solver and great with people. You will be key in driving change and mindsets by using inclusive, innovative and authentic immersive learning design to deliver on outcomes. You will be part of a workplace culture where people feel valued, included, and supported to be their best.



About us:

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.



Why UWE Bristol?

We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.


We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 36th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2022 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.


We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims. 



In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:


  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsitenursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme