Learning Strategist

We are

Proversity was born out of a passion to leverage the disruptive power of digital learning to transform individuals and organisations, globally. With offices in London, Boston and Cape Town, and delivering courses to 100,000+ learners in over 165 countries, our vision is to become the global leader in digital learning. We partner with Higher Education, Government and Enterprise to create bespoke and engaging digital learning experiences. Working with our partners, we provide world-class instructional design, digital content production, technology build, project management, and learner support services.

It’s a hugely exciting time to join the team at Proversity, we’re delivering ambitious projects with world-leading partners such as the University of Oxford, Teach First, the Cabinet Office, the Government of Dubai and The Royal Artillery to name but a few. We've created a name for ourselves in the EdTech space, having been voted 'Top 20 2017 UK EdTech startups to watch', '2016 HRTech to watch', and '2015 UK EdTech company of the year'. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth having secured recent investment and several significant client wins.

We need you

We are seeking exceptional Learning Strategists with a developed understanding of learning content and curriculum / programmatic design to take a leading role within our world-class Learning Design team.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a highly skilled learning designer with an advanced grasp of best practice in both fully-online and blended learning design. You will also need to be an exceptional communicator who can build rapport with and have influence over both clients and colleagues.

In line with our “learning first” values, your love of digital learning will be driven by a passion for learning science and a desire to disrupt the status quo through the design and delivery of rich and impactful learning experiences.

You will have at least 1 year’s experience of designing theory-informed, strategically driven online and blended learning experiences. You will also have experience of communicating and influencing in high-stakes environments.

To do

Learning Theory, Strategy and Design:

  • Draws on an advanced understanding of curriculum and content design theories to design world-class online and blended learning strategies in response to clients’ strategic, pedagogical and practical needs
  • Leads the 'discovery phase' of projects, leading co-creation workshops/design sprints with clients and the wider Proversity team (for example production, tech, SMEs) to develop learning solutions mapped to learning and business goals.
  • Coaches clients through a Design Sprint Process, following inductive models of curriculum design set by the Chief Learning Officer
  • Defines learning and evaluation strategies in collaboration with the Chief Learning Officer

Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Builds exceptionally strong client relationships, acting as the lead design contact and co-creating learning designs with world-leading clients
  • Presents and champions design concepts to clients
  • Collaborates with Proversity’s Chief Learning Officer, Learning Designers, Course Builders, Production team and Tech/Platform team to design and deliver exceptional online and blended learning experiences
  • Manages and coaches a remote team of Learning Designers, overseeing the design process and ensuring quality of outputs
  • Leads on the production of evaluation reports for their courses, based on data generated by course builders and according to an evaluation strategy set by the Chief Learning Officer.

You’ll need to be good at

  • Learning Science: drawing on exceptional technical knowledge of Andragogy and Pedagogy to design “learning first” online and blended learning experiences grounded in cutting edge learning science
  • Building Relationships: developing trusted and respected advisor relationships with multidisciplinary colleagues and premium clients
  • Distance Managing: building strong, meaningful manager / coach relationship with members of the learning design team in Cape Town
  • Influencing: using your expertise and communications skills to assert your position and ensure the best possible quality outcomes
  • The bigger picture: understanding the power of platforms and tools to deliver powerful, cutting-edge digital learning experiences
  • The detail: working with a sharp eye for detail to drive exceptional quality levels

And enjoy

As a rapidly growing company, change, and the ability to adapt to change, is inherently part of our culture. We pride ourselves in
  • Being dynamic and fast-paced; ultimately, we make things happen
  • Making smart decisions that build a sustainable future for us and our partners
  • Being collaborative, co-creating engaging learning experiences together
  • Keeping things straightforward, grounded in integrity, simplicity and fairness
  • Being invested; using our shared passions to achieve outcomes and impact

In return, we’ll give you

The opportunity to join a passionate and motivated team with great opportunity for professional growth. You’ll have the chance to shape your own career path and to help steer Proversity’s exciting evolution.

The detail

  • Area: UK/US
  • Education level: Ideally Master’s level (minimum of Undergraduate Degree level) qualification, ideally Ed-Tech or Education-related
  • Experience:
    • Experience of curriculum and content design for face to face, online and/or blended learning experiences, ideally for adult learners
    • Experience of teaching face to face, online and/or as part of a blended learning programme would be favourable
  • Role type: Full time, permanent role (6 month probation period)
  • Compensation: Competitive
  • Start date: ASAP (we are keen to recruit quickly but will wait for the right candidate)

Next steps

Please submit your CV and cover letter as email attachments following this naming format: FirstName_LastName_LS_CV & FirstName_LastName_LS_CL. Emails should be sent with the subject heading Learning Strategist @ Proversity and sent to Melissa Minnie at melissa@proversity.org

Closing date: Rolling recruitment with the aim of recruiting one or multiple exceptional candidates