Senior Learning Designer

Short Job Description: 

A Tech Ed institute is currently urgently requiring a Senior Learning Designer to primarily be responsible for curating, augmenting, creating, and quality assuring secondary school course content and assessments that are suitable for high-touch online delivery. The position is full time, with flexibility remote-based position. Candidate can work from anywhere in South Africa.

Where will the person be based? (Town/Suburb/work-from-home/remote): 
Remote work from home
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
50% or more work from home
Main area of expertise required: 
Estimated hours: 
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R25k per month - R35k per month
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Full Job Description: 

 The incumbent will play a vital role in ensuring that the development of content across subjects is relevant to the learning cohort, of high quality and; developed within the required timelines and the scope of the project. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following


  • Use the Pearson level specifications to ensure that content meets the required examination standards, and determine the adequacy or inadequacy of content.
  • Conduct planning and analysis per subject area to recommend appropriate design solutions and strategies for online delivery. 
  • Analyse the characteristics of the learning management system (LMS) and emerging technologies and use the unique affordances of these technologies to make design decisions. 
  • Transfer and re-develop content from textbook books, journals, web resources, as well as other related educational resources into a richly augmented format that meets online delivery objectives. 
  • Work with subject matter experts and collaborate with production specialists to create targeted content in a wide variety of mediums to complement or support the curriculum. 
  • Design and create targeted continuous assessment strategies that support students in their progression towards their summative examinations. 
  • Work with project management and various operational stakeholders to ensure that deadlines are adhered to and that project communication takes place in a timely and effective manner. 
  • Work on evaluation strategies to review the effectiveness of a design strategy, and review content at set intervals as part of company's approach to continuous improvement. 
  • Perform quality assurance on Learning Designers’ work across subjects and qualifications. 
  • Line manage, capacitate, and motivate a team of Learning Designers.
  • Champion a culture of learning among Learning Designers by coordinating and facilitating capacity development workshops.
  • Contribute to departmental process improvements. 
  • Assist with recruitment and the onboarding of new recruits.
  • Develop innovative pedagogical and blended online learning approaches in collaboration with the Head of Learning Design.
  • Identify appropriate tools and software to improve the delivery of qualifications on the online learning campus. 
  • Develop course outlines, guidance documents, templates and policies.
  • Research and resolve content ambiguities based on incomplete or inaccurate information.
  • Refine learning design quality assurance framework.
  • Support Head of Learning Design with day-to-day departmental functions as requested.



  • A Bachelor's Degree in Education, Project Management, Instructional Design, PGCE or related experience
  • Proven skills and experience in learning design and the development of student-centred digital learning experiences and resources
  • Knowledge of digital learning principles and practices, as well as current and future trends in digital technologies
  • Demonstrated project management skills in the development of digital content for online courses
  • Exercise discretionary judgment and negotiate for positive outcomes


Personal Skills & Attributes

  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, and build collaborative work relationships
  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and to work in a team environment
  • Good presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and able to prioritise work appropriately

Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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