Learning Design Team Manager - 3176

Cambridge University Press & Assessment
East of England
£40000 - £53500

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Job Description

Job Title: Learning Design Team Manager

Salary: £40,000 - £53,500

Location: Cambridge, flexible working arrangements

Contract: permanent, full-time

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge Online Education is seeking to hire a Learning Design Team Manager to join their adaptive learning team to support the design, development and delivery of Academic adaptive courseware products. In joining us, you will be joining a dynamic, welcoming, and creative team of online learning professionals.

You will be managing a team of learning designers in multiple locations and work with project leads closely to deliver outcomes-driven, pedagogically-robust online adaptive courseware of the highest quality through your team. The focus of your work will be leading the adaptive learning design team through large scale complex projects whilst enabling Cambridge University Press & Assessment's ambitions on adaptive courseware.

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

About The Role

The key purpose of this role is to provide leadership to a global team of learning designers with varied levels of experience and skills who work on large scale complex projects

  • Manage and develop a team of Learning Designers who are located globally
  • Define, communicate and monitor team goals to continuously improve and deliver high quality, impactful learning experiences at scale
  • Responsible for aligning learning design best practice to support Cambridge University Press & Assessment's adaptive learning strategy
  • Responsible for setting standards, coaching and the ongoing development capabilities within the team
  • Advise on the best approach to deliver on the high-level design considering established processes whilst remaining flexible to ensure a high-quality design delivery
  • Ensure quality assurance of learning design across adaptive learning products
  • Working with the Head of Learning Design, Head of Content Operations and other key stakeholders across Cambridge University Press & Assessment contribute to the development and improvement of processes

About You


  • Qualification and a thorough knowledge of online learning design
  • Knowledge of various VLEs and associated tools (LTIs).
  • An understanding of adaptive learning principles/levels
  • A strong understanding of curriculum and the end-to-end design and development process, and a passion for learning
  • Awareness of accessibility issues and strategies to mitigate these in online learning

Skills and experience:

  • Line management experience and proven leadership ability, with a clear track record of tangible success.
  • Ability to manage team resources effectively
  • Ability to manage a broad portfolio of projects and simultaneous developments through their team
  • A successful track record of delivering multiple projects to agreed time, cost and quality parameters
  • Ability to think strategically and generate innovative ideas to moves the conversation forward
  • Ability to foster and maintain a positive, productive team culture
  • Strong and confident communicator, influencer and mediator
  • Ability to resolve tension and address differences of opinion with respect, tact and humility, and to find ways of creating enriching learning experiences for students that are considered viable by all stakeholders

Rewards And Benefits

We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including:

  • Group personal pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary
  • Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance
  • Green travel schemes
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

We also offer flexible and hybrid working options from day one. We will consider any work arrangements if you wish to work flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability.

Ready to pursue your potential? Apply now.

We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being 21st March and interviews are scheduled to take place w/c 27th March and w/c 3rd April.

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry.

Why join us

Joining us is your opportunity to pursue potential. You'll belong to a collaborative team that's exploring new and better ways to serve students, teachers and researchers across the globe – for the benefit of individuals, society and the world. Sharing our mission will inspire your own growth, development and progress, in an environment which embraces difference, change and aspiration.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where everyone has a voice, and where we learn continuously to improve together. Ensuring that everyone feels they belong is essential to who we are, and to the contribution we make to society and our planet.

We believe better outcomes come through diversity of thought, background and approach. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, actively seeking to employ people from a wide range of different communities.

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