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Head of Learning Development and Support

The principal purpose of this role is to lead on the management and delivery of learning development and support functions and services in the Language Centre. The focus is on the design, development and procurement of learning resources (whether online or physical) and the development of platforms and services to support language learning and teaching by the Language Centre across the University as a whole. Within the Language Centre itself, this new role reflects a structural change in which the development and delivery of online and physical learning resources and support have traditionally been managed separately. This role will lead on bringing these areas together, reviewing traditional approaches and applying an innovative approach to the exploitation of ever developing learning technologies to deliver cutting edge provision.

The role will directly manage a multi-disciplinary team of experienced staff whose skills include the full range of technical skills required for instructional design, production and delivery of online resources; technical support for teaching and learning; and the administration of the current physical learning resource centre and its associated learning support activities.

Reporting to the Language Centre Director, the post holder will liaise closely with senior staff and other colleagues engaged in the delivery of teaching and learning support, to ensure that both physical and virtual environments are innovative in response to evolving needs. The post holder will particularly manage the design, production and delivery of bespoke online learning resources with and on behalf of the Language Centre ADTIS and CULP teams, and for other institutions in the University as appropriate.

With a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, you will have considerable experience gained in a learning development function in Higher Education, experience of hands-on design and development of online teaching and learning materials, and exploiting technology for the enhancement of teaching and learning support. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate specialist or technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed by email to Jocelyn Wyburd, Director of the Language Centre (

The deadline for applications is Monday 4 March 2019.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

Please quote reference VD17810 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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