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Learning Designer - Part time, 6 months FTC

Upskill Digital


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the transformative team at UpSkill Universe and empower people globally through innovative learning solutions


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Organisation summary: UpSkill Universe is at the forefront of professional skill development and inclusion. Since its inception in 2015, the company has been a trailblazer, creating award-winning digital skills, talent, and inclusion programs that have reached over 650,000 individuals worldwide. It boasts partnerships with industry giants like Google and Walmart and is on a mission to revolutionize career pathways and skills for the modern workplace. With ambitious plans to expand across multiple continents, UpSkill Universe offers a chance to be part of an iconic, growth-driven company.

  • Role Summary:
    • Design and develop a variety of learning content, curricula, and tools, ensuring they meet high-quality standards and client expectations.
    • Work with internal and external stakeholders to produce engaging and impactful educational materials.
    • Report to the Head of Learning and collaborate with a team to align with strategic priorities and receive mentorship.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related field.
    • At least 3 years of experience in learning design or instructional design within a corporate or agency setting.
    • Proficiency in creating full-stack learning content and designing diverse learning experiences.
    • Expertise in diversity and inclusion, soft skill development, digital skills, or related areas.
    • Desired experience with project management methodologies and e-learning development tools.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, adaptability, resilience, and attention to detail.

If you're passionate about education, have a knack for design, and want to make a tangible impact on global learning, UpSkill Universe is your stage. Apply now to be part of an organization that values ownership, growth, support, and sustainability in all its practices.

About UpSkill Universe

UpSkill Universe is a leading organisation in the world of Skills and Inclusion. Since 2015 we’ve built some of the world's largest award-winning digital skills, talent and inclusion programmes empowering over 650,000 people globally partnering with the likes of Google, Walmart, HSBC, and TikTok.

We are passionate about tackling the skills and representation in business, supporting companies to create equitable career pathways to boost progression and develop relevant skills for the future workplace.

As a company, we have big plans, to continue our expansion and growth in the UK, and continue to roll out our programs targeting the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa markets. We are continuing to grow and want to build an iconic company recognised for its innovative approach to delivering scalable learning.

About the challenge

In this role you will be working with both internal and external stakeholders to create effective, impactful, high quality learning solutions. From conducting needs analysis and developing course curricula, through to the implementation of appropriate learning tools, methods and technologies, you will take ownership of the development of a variety of learning content and work both collaboratively and independently to create new material and keep that material up to date.

This role is critical in ensuring the delivery of high-quality learning materials, aligning closely with client expectations and educational standards.

The Learning Designer will report directly to the Head of Learning, ensuring alignment with Upskill’s overall strategic priorities. On a day-to-day basis, the Learning Designer will receive mentorship and coaching from the Learning Design Lead. This structure is designed to provide both oversight and support

What are some of the things I will be doing?

Content design and development:

  • Create synchronous and asynchronous course curricula, content; including Agendas, Lesson Plans, Scripts and Storyboards, Decks and Toolkits and assets for a range of learning products according to client and learner requirements, aligning with UU’s best practice and brand guidelines within the set timelines.
  • Create engaging content using authoring tools such as Articulate Rise
  • Manage the visual aesthetics of learning programmes, course packages, decks and other learning materials to ensure consistency with brand guidelines.
  • Ensure all learning content and materials are systematically stored and filed according to UpSkill’s Google Drive filing system.
  • Ensuring all learning assets are of the highest quality and adhere to our Quality Assurance process as well as aligning with UU’s pedagogy

Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders:

  • Collaborate with SME’s, copywriters, graphic designers, videographers and freelance learning designers from the UpSkill Talent pool to ensure the delivery of quality content.
  • Collaborate with programme managers to ensure timelydevelopment of lesson plans, decks, toolkits, surveys, trainer guides, scripts, and handouts based on client needs.
  • TTT trainers and ensure assimilation of learning to support delivery of content

Reporting & impact measurement

  • Conduct thorough quality checks on own learning materials to ensure accuracy, effectiveness, and alignment with UpSkill's standards and client requirements.
  • Ensure you create assets that are aligned with the quality assurance processes, ensuring consistency and quality across all learning products.
  • Maintain awareness of key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to the learning design projects.
  • Actively ensure that your own work meets KPIs, contributing to the team’s overall performance and objectives.

Essential skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience as a learning designer or instructional designer within a corporate or agency environment
  • You have experience in developing elements of full-stack learning content from concept to needs analysis, lesson plans, course curriculums to decks to running TTTs
  • You have 3+ years of experience designing a range of learning experiences, for a variety of audiences for small-medium sized organisations
  • Subject matter expertise in either diversity and inclusion, soft skill development and / or digital skills

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in leading learning-related projects from inception to completion, ideally supported by knowledge of project management methodologies like Six Sigma or Prince2.
  • Proficiency in advanced tools and software for e-learning development such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or similar authoring tools.
  • Additional certifications from recognized bodies in the field of instructional design and educational technology
  • Coaching and / or mentoring qualification (accredited)
  • Subject matter expertise in all our Upskill areas of expertise(Upskill Inclusion, Upskill Workforce and Upskill Impact)

Core Competencies

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills:Exceptional ability to foster relationships and communicate effectively across various levels of the organisation. This includes negotiating, persuading, and influencing abilities which are crucial for collaborating with both internal teams and external clients to meet educational and business goals.

  • Adaptability and Resilience - The ability to adjust to and thrive in changing work environments and overcome challenges effectively. This includes staying focused under pressure and quickly recovering from setbacks.

  • Attention to detail: focuses on the precise execution of learning design, ensuring accuracy and consistency in alllearning materials.

Location : UK based - We currently do not offer sponsorship

Our values

We own it: The impact of what we do is what fuels us, so we take full ownership of our work and our relationships to ensure we deliver with pride.

We fix each other’s crowns: Whether it’s our team, our clients or our partners, we support each other to be at our best, always striving to be there when you need an uplift.

We strive to grow: Every person we meet has something amazing to offer this world, so we celebrate our differences and foster a mindset of curiosity, inspiring each other to greatness.

We work sustainably: We adopt mindful practices and prioritise the health of each other and our environment, ensuring our impact is always positive.

Does this sound like you? Then get involved!

We would love to get a feel for your approach and personality, so if you feel you would be a great fit, please submit your application.


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