Blended Learning Design and Development Specialist

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The Blended Learning Service works collaboratively across the University with academics and professional staff in support of teaching, learning, and assessment to further institutional developments in digital and blended learning. Further engagement with students and relevant groups within the institution is vital to provide effective and relevant learning design, technological, and pedagogical guidance.

The Role:

The Blended Learning Design & Development Specialist will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of teaching support, guidance, and staff development relating to digital and blended learning at the University. The team will be based in Education Services but will be required to work closely with Schools, Faculties, Departments, Colleges, senior stakeholders, and various committees and working groups as required.

The purpose of the role is to coordinate the service's approach to staff development and training in support of achieving an outstanding quality of digital and blended provision across the University. Engaging with academics, senior stakeholders, students, and professional support staff to aid in the design and development of these experience and supervising the work of learning designers and learning technologists in achieving these outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of Training & Support
  • Learning Design
  • Resource Development
  • Networking & Communication
  • Course Development
  • Team Development
  • We invite applications from individuals who have:

  • proven academic interest and professional experience in the field
  • experience of successfully developing and delivering teaching and learning experiences
  • experience of working with Virtual Learning Environments, preferably in a Higher Education or Further Education setting
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to explain concepts and complex information to non - experts, develop and encourage the commitment to learn in others and to present material to a range of audiences
  • ability to understand the pedagogical theories and technical issues associated with online/blended teaching and learning
  • ability to maintain and develop knowledge in appropriate subject areas by reading other academic material, attending conferences and active discussions with other academics in the field.
  • We will offer you:

  • generous annual leave
  • a supportive, inclusive and engaging working environment
  • a clear training plan
  • the opportunity to network within the Student Services Centre and with Colleges, Departments and individuals across the wider University
  • access to various University training courses, with an emphasis on person development.

    Further information is available in the Further Particulars. When applying please upload your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification section.

    If you have any queries regarding the role and the application process please contact

    Closing Date: Sunday 3rd December 2023

    Interview Date: 15th December 2023

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    Please quote reference AK38435 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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