Chief Content and Partnerships Officer

London, England, United Kingdom · Partnerships



FutureLearn Background Summary:

FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. Nearly 10 million people worldwide have signed up to FutureLearn courses. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses and degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (HEE). It is also the online platform underpinning government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education

Role Summary/ Overview - Chief Content & Partnerships Officer:

The Chief Content & Partnerships Officer (CCPO) will lead all content and partnerships activity for FutureLearn and will be responsible for developing Learning across the platform and partnership.

The CCPO will make FutureLearn a world leader in the identification, commissioning, production and delivery of high quality learning content - courses, microcredentials and degrees - that is both enjoyable and effective, high profile and builds FutureLearn’s reputation with learners, educators and employers.

The CCPO will build a content commissioning and production operation that is efficient and effective and moves FutureLearn from being supply to demand led. In partnership with the Chief Strategy Officer the CCPO will make FutureLearn a world leader in the capture and analysis of learner and job market data to inform content commissioning and identify future trends in employment and learner demand.

They will oversee all partnerships for FutureLearn, growing the range and depth of partnerships around the world, in particular developing deeper strategic relationships with universities and major employers who will create more valuable content and qualifications.

Purpose of the role:


To be successful in the role of Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, it will be important for the incumbent to have knowledge of:

Experience required:

Personal attributes:

In such a role requiring a considerable amount of collaboration and teamwork across multiple business areas, it will be essential that the CCPO would be:

FutureLearn Values:


A comprehensive benefits package is available


Please submit a CV and cover letter. On your cover letter please answers the following questions;

1. Tell us the 3 reasons why you would be an asset to Future Learn

2. Tell us the 3 key skills you have which you believe would be an asset for this specific role

3. Tell us the 3 key reasons why you want to work for FutureLearn

4. Tell us the 3 ways you believe you align with the values of Future Learn

The closing date for application is July 23rd at midnight UK time.


Please contact [email protected] if you require any help of support during the recruitment process.

FutureLearn is an equal opportunities organisation who value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented, including those from the LGBTQ+ community, neurodiverse people, people with disabilities, and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.


We value diversity at FutureLearn, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender assignment, age, pregnancy, maternity and paternity status, or disability status, marital and civil partnership status.

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