Learning Experience Designer

Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience

Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for experienced learning professionals to join our Learning Design and Development Team.

We’re looking for people who share our passion for learning and demonstrate this through their commitment to creating effective solutions for all learners and their approach to personal development generally.

Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the successful candidate will join our business on a permanent contract and earn a competitive salary based on experience.

Who are we:

At Virtual College, we create inspiring learning for all so that people, organisations, and communities succeed and flourish. We do this by putting the learner first and sparking their enthusiasm for learning. We believe the most effective way to deliver great results is to make learning meaningful and engaging, using our experience of delivering training to more than 4.5 million learners and a wide range of organisations.

Virtual College is for those who think people first. We want people who are naturally collaborative, who thrive when faced with a challenge and who actively seek variety and responsibility. We are looking for individuals with a growth mindset, who are interested in trying new things and see the merit in redefining how things are done to make improvements. We pride ourselves on our people orientated culture, and it is these people that make Virtual College a great place to work.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate is passionate about creating impactful and fully accessible e-learning content which is designed around the learner. They are willing to go the extra mile and are constantly pushing boundaries to develop the best possible solution. They take responsibility for their own work, drive their own learning and development and are happy to play an active role within the team.

Key Skills/Experience:


  • Prior experience in instructionally designing engaging, interactive and fully accessible (WCAG 2.1) e-learning content to timescale, budget and quality.
  • Able to draw upon different instructional design methodologies to create effective learning experiences.
  • Demonstrable advanced skills in using Articulate Storyline and/or Articulate Rise.
  • Familiarity with new and emerging technologies and methodologies in e-learning and instructional design.
  • Ability to work successfully alongside learning design managers, quality testers and graphic designers.


  • Familiarity with a range of different authoring tools.
  • Experience with gamification and/or serious games.
  • Experience with the effective use of video for learning.
  • Experience with virtual, augmented and/or mixed reality.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams.
  • Happy to work as part of a remote team.

Package Includes:

  • Hours of work covering 37.5 hours (Monday to Friday) including flexible working.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Extensive induction programme and ongoing training and development
  • Regular charity and social events organised by our voluntary Sports and Social team for everyone.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme, Simply Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance and MCard Corporate Discount Card for West Yorkshire travel.

If you’d be interested in working with us, then please apply by submitting your CV and Letter of Application (stating why you are applying for the role and why you think you are suitable, given the core job requirements and current salary). We are an Equality & Diversity employer.