Head of Online Learning

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7069262 (Ref.No. CSDLS1084)
Posted: August 28, 2020

Job Description

Are you a pro-active and influential professional with significant senior level experience of leading the design and development of innovative and relevant online learning solutions?  Can you lead and collaborate effectively with others to deliver exceptional digital education services?  Would you like to join an award-winning service that is at the forefront of delivering high quality and innovative digital education provision within the Higher Education sector? 

Reporting to the Head of Digital Education Service, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Service’s strategy relating to the design and development of online courses, modules and programmes on a range of internal and external platforms, for students from the university and learners globally. You will be responsible for relationship management with respect to all institutional online learning projects, working closely with Faculty Pro Deans and senior stakeholders within University Services. You will manage the project pipeline, prioritising activity, assuring productivity and adhering to budgets. You will work closely with other members of the Service Executive Team to ensure the Digital Education Service delivers on the University’s strategic aims and objectives, and continues to keep Leeds at the forefront of Digital Education in the sector. 

As Head of Online Learning, you will lead and manage a team responsible for designing and developing blended, hybrid and online distance learning provision for a diverse range of students and learners, including corporate clients. In this role you will also effectively lead the teams that underpin the delivery of these services; design, development, production and learning technologies, an expanding team of over 35 online learning professionals. 

You will have significant senior-level experience of developing and leading strategies for the design and development of high quality online learning pedagogy and innovation combined with extensive experience of creating online courses in complex technological or academic environments.  You will have exceptional leadership skills and will bring innovation and sector leading ambition to an award winning team of online learning professionals. You will have the ability to influence strategic priorities and successfully shape and align the direction of online learning through strength of leadership and partnership working across the Service and with wider University stakeholders.

If you thrive on working in a complex environment then this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world-class organisation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Carol Elston, Head of Digital Education Service, Email: c.a.elston@leeds.ac.uk

Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles will be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Digital Education Service
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 27 August 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 27 September 2020
Reference:  CSDLS1084

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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