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About the role

Working in a lively and busy content production team, you will help develop solutions for multiple online and blended learning projects from start to finish – including catalogue and bespoke work.

Confidently working with clients across a range of content types, subject areas and authoring tools, you will also have line management responsibilities for a small group of Learning Designers supporting their development and ensuring the delivery of the best possible learning solutions for our clients.

The perfect candidate is an experienced Learning Designer (or Instructional Designer) with a creative mindset, capable of developing and selling big ideas and a real passion for learning. The role holder will report to the Head of Learning Experience.

What you'll be doing

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Line manage local learning designers taking responsibility for their development and managing their
  • Carry out one-to-ones, set objectives and provide feedback for your direct reports
  • Provide team updates to Learning Design Manager and act as a conduit for the team’s strategy
  • Lead meetings with clients to consult on project goals, requirements and potential solutions
  • Manage subject matter expertise/research content
  • Create and maintain project documentation in line with client goals, requirements and budget, including design specifications, scripts, storyboards, video/audio scripts and more
  • Brief other team members
  • Provide regular updates to project managers
  • Maintain regular client contact and take ownership for meeting project deadlines
  • Take ownership for the quality of the learning design throughout production and in the finished product
  • Work within a project’s budget, raising any commercial concerns to the Project Manager
  • Build online learning using rapid tools where required.



Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will have:



  • Minimum 3 years experience of learning design, scriptwriting and training needs analysis
  • 1-2 years of leadership experience as a team lead or as a lead/senior Learning Designer
  • Skills in delegation and the allocation of work, applying the right level of supervision
  • Experience in the provision of honest feedback and offering guidance and support to less senior learning designers
  • The ability to apply coaching in the moment
  • Aptitude in motivating team members
  • Excellent listening and questioning skills to enable effective consultation with stakeholders and SMEs
  • Competence in managing conflicting viewpoints to reach an outcome that can be backed up with good reasoning, tackling difficult conversations when necessary
  • The ability to engage with complex, technical and unfamiliar subject matter
  • Experience of working with a range of online learning build tools (for example, Adapt and Storyline)
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of adult learning theories and principles, learning technologies and media trends
  • The capacity to juggle multiple projects at once, working to tight deadlines
  • A positive, professional and open-minded attitude towards colleagues, clients and ways of working
  • Willingness to travel including occasional overnight stays.





The Learning Pool team is filled with people who have a real passion for what they do. We have been listed on the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for two consecutive years and have received an Investors in People Gold accreditation, proving our commitment to our employees. The successful candidate can expect to take advantage of the great benefits and career opportunities that come with working for us, including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Generous pension package
  • Flexible and family-friendly working policies
  • Childcare vouchers, tech scheme and much more


Apply for this Position

Learning Design Team Leader

If you’re interested in applying for this role please submit your CV (no longer than two pages long) with a cover letter no later than 3rd July 2020, using the apply button below.