ABOUT THE ROLE
This role is responsible for overseeing design work across a strategic area/product group (Portfolio), in addition to delivering holistic research and design work within that area. They will work closely with the Head of UX, Director of Experience, Tech Leads, Product Managers and other stakeholders to provide clear UX and design direction for current and future work, as well as supporting the product designers within their teams. The goal is to enable us to provide a longer-term vision for the development of the platform and support long term planning as well as ensuring a great consistency in the UX approach for current projects. The role will help ensure we are delivering scalable design solutions which will enable us to realise both our long term strategies and short term goals.
Delivering design direction and vision for a strategic area:
Collaborating beyond design
Higher education is being rapidly disrupted by digitisation, globalisation and industry moving into the educational space. At the same time, people’s job security is at risk from rapidly evolving industries, robotics & AI, increasing demand for up-to-date technical, data, digital skills, and shorter job spans. Increasingly we are all transforming into lifelong learners, looking to upskill, reskill or entertain ourselves via effective educational content that provides quality, credentialed and recognised outcomes. In emerging markets the internet is accelerating this trend and opening up access to educational products from universities or institutions thousands of miles away, where previously cost, travel or admission requirements would have made study impossible.
FutureLearn was founded 7 years ago by the Open University, with the purpose of transforming access to education. Our mission is to ride the wave of these trends, and meet the needs of the professional lifelong learner. With new investment from the SEEK group, FutureLearn is now looking to expand globally, focusing on providing credible and valued lifelong learning pathways to professional learners, anywhere, any time from a mix of institutional and industry partners. FutureLearners live and breathe the company values and have a strong connection with our purpose.
We offer lots of flexibility, competitive benefits and a cool work environment. At FutureLearn, we look after each other.
Submit a link to your outstanding portfolio and attach your CV along with a cover letter explaining why you are so interested in this position.. Don’t forget to include your salary expectations.
This role will be fully remote whilst FutureLearn 's office in Camden is closed. Once the office is open again this role will be full time.
Closing date for applications will be the 28th September
We can 't wait to meet you!
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