Senior Learning Technologist (Coventry, FTC until September 2019)

Coventry, England, United Kingdom


We’re looking for an experienced Senior Learning Technologist to join FutureLearn’s embedded team at Coventry University Online, as part of an exciting new initiative to develop 50 online degrees over the next five years.

This role is based at Coventry University in the West Midlands, UK. It is likely you will also be required to commute to London and other locations occasionally. This is a full-time fixed term contract ending in September 2019.

You might currently be employed as a Learning Technologist or Academic Content Developer, but your title is less important to us than your mentality. We're looking for an enthusiastic and creative professional who is knowledgeable and passionate about new approaches to teaching and learning online. The ideal candidate will be familiar with current pedagogical practices and debates about social learning and eager to apply these in the hands-on development of online distance learning qualifications. We’re looking for a driven individual and a natural leader; someone who loves breaking down complex problems and who is committed to meeting project deadlines and establishing efficient ways of working. We’re looking for someone who is excited about the prospect of working in a fast-paced, start up environment, keen to roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running.

FutureLearn is transforming access to education and is one of the world’s largest social learning platforms.

Based in London’s Camden Town, we offer online courses, programs and degrees run by over 100 leading universities from around the world including UCL, University of California Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, University of Melbourne, King’s College London, Purdue University and University of Groningen. We also work offer online courses from specialist education providers including CIPD, UNESCO and the Raspberry PI foundation.

Our vision is a global community, where everyone learns together and enjoys access to the education they need to transform their lives. Our award-winning platform helps by provoking conversation around the course material, so that learners and educators learn as much from each other as from the material itself.

Since our launch in September 2013, we’ve run hundreds of courses that have attracted over 7.5 million learners from all over the world and we've seen over 19 million enrolments on our open online courses and are now working with our partners to pioneer a more modular and accessible approach to studying full degrees.

We are continuing our expansion as we make this journey from offering short online courses, through micro credentials to full online degrees and working with employers and governments to reduce skills gaps. The pace of this change is reflected in extremely rapid growth of our revenues.

You'll be responsible for driving the development of innovative and inspiring online courses, obtaining raw content assets from academic staff and creating engaged student-centred learning experiences. We're looking for someone who is passionate about online learning, web design, usability and accessibility principles. You’ll already have an intrinsic understanding of content management systems (CMS) and, though you’re unlikely to do any actual coding, a good grounding in HTML and/or Markdown. You will have strong digital storytelling acumen and the ability to craft a compelling narrative.


The Senior Learning Technologist collaborates with the university faculty staff, academics, project managers, learning designers, and digital media specialists to storyboard and produce new online qualifications from existing face-to-face degrees. S/he will take ownership of content development for selected online degrees, stay abreast of FutureLearn platform developments, and instigate effective workflows for others to follow.



The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and experience:

The following experience is desirable, but not essential:



Please contact [email protected], if you require any reasonable adjustments or alterations to be made, to support you through the recruitment process.


We value diversity at FutureLearn, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, marital or disability status.

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