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Project Manager (Learning Design)

Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience

Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire

The Role:

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

We’re looking for people who can combine creativity and excellence to realise our vision for online and blended learning.

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 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:

We’re looking for people who can work closely with our customers, our stakeholders, and learners to identify and fulfil learning needs. You have a digital or learning background, with the ability to propose, develop and deliver innovative and creative, digital, and blended, learning solutions. You are passionate about delivering solutions that are designed around the learner, and you have a clear passion for delivering impactful learning that produces real sustainable change and improvement. 

You can identify and manage risks both prior to and during the project in order to deliver to time quality and budget.

You can work collaboratively with people and form great relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to create unique learning experiences that change behaviour and improve working practice. 

You’re naturally inclusive and collaborative and you proactively create opportunities to share ideas, to find the best solution for every customer, ensuring that everyone can play their part in delivering successful learning solutions.

Key Skills/Experience:

Essential skills

  • Has demonstrable experience in the successful delivery of large-scale digital learning projects.
  • Able to demonstrate the principles of learner centred design
  • Has a digital or learning background, with demonstrable experience of designing and delivering learning solutions
  • Able to demonstrate the effective management of stakeholders enabling clear, honest communication to ensure the successful delivery of a project.
  • Able to demonstrate a collaborative approach undertaking a leading role within project teams.

Desirable:

  • Experience in creating both online & blended learning solutions.
  • Knowledge of learning principles and how they apply to distance learning.
  • Experience of working with creative teams.
  • Management experience in a product development/ digital production environment within the eLearning sector

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.

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