Casual/ Freelance Learning Designer

About the role?

Freelancers:we are welcoming applications from experienced Learning Designers who are available to work remotely on a casual, freelance or fixed-term contract basis for reputable universities within the United Kingdom.

On-site opportunities: if you are interested in fixed-term or permanent Learning Design opportunities, we have vacancies available based in Mussleburgh, Scotland.


The right candidates will have a rich appreciation and understanding of pedagogy and adult learning. You will be responsible for developing effective online learning across various disciplines that reflect best practice, with a keen focus on optimising student learning. If you have a teaching background, online learning, instructional design or you have worked in an education setting we’d love to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

  •  Design, develop and implement effective, innovative student focussed online learning
  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders (internal and external) to create learning resources and activities
  • Partner with specialists to create online tools to deliver a best practice learning

The must have’s:

  • A UK Resident/Citizen with full working rights
  • A tertiary qualification (preferably within Education/Teaching)
  • Experience in creating, evaluating and delivering online learning
  • Experience with technologies and online learning management systems, such as Canvas/Blackboard/Moodle
  • A true understanding of the adult learner & appreciation for social constructivism

In return?

  • Immediate start available
  • Short term contracts available
  • Casual contracts are available
  • Flexible, remote work
  • A brilliant & diverse and connected team
  • Fantastic values based culture
  • Attractive remuneration & benefits
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Collaborative, team-centric environment

Please note: as a casual learning designer, there is no guarentee of ongoing employment as you will be engaged on a project to project basis.

GDPR: by applying, you are consenting that OES confidentially store your personal information throughout the recruitment process. If you do not wish for OES to store your information you may withdraw your consent at any time.

How to apply? Submit your CV that showcases your experience in line with the requirements of this role as outlined above. If you are selected, you will be invited to complete a video interview, and you will also be provided with an information pack outlining the nature of casual project work.

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Applications close
18 December 2020

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