UK Learning Design Architect

Role description 
- A key objective of this role is to support Business Learning Partners (BLPs) and Programme Leads (PLs) with validating and scoping learning design requests 
- Support BLPs and PLs with complex curriculum design and development 
- Educate BLPs and PLs in how to engage with design, to meet business learning requirements more effectively. 
- Be accountable for the effective design and creation of all new learning programmes for Learning Design 
- Ensure that learning programmes are best in class and will be designed to efficiently deliver effective learning to support excellent client delivery in line with the UK Learning strategy 
- Ensure UK Learning is looking to the future and taking advantages of modern approaches to learning
Key responsibilities 
- In consultation with the Design Director and Design Managers, develop and implement the design and technology strategy to support the UK Learning strategy.   
- Be accountable for the effective and high quality design of all Learning programmes, within budget, blending appropriate levels of technology, 70:20:10 principles, and ensuring non duplication of programmes or content in the design. 
- Provide expert guidance to Business Learning Partners and Programme Leads who are validating and scoping learning needs. 
- Be the initial point of contact, into the design team, for stakeholders. Exceptional stakeholder management is a required skill 
- Be accountable for ensuring that the approval/prioritization process is followed. 
- In consultation with the Learning Partners and Programme Directors/Managers create an annual plan for the design and redesign of learning programmes. 
- Represent UK Learning Design at UK and Global forums relating to design protocol, technology use/plans. 
- Stand in for the UK Learning Design Director, as and when required 
- Act as Performance Manager for Learning Design Managers. 
- Act as the senior relationship manager representing UK Learning Design. Owning and driving strong relationships between BLPs, and teams across UK Learning. 
- Provide Design Lead advice in the shaping of significant priority learning initiatives (Technical instructional design expertise would be advantageous) 
- Be accountable for design processes being developed and implemented. 
- Have a strategic view across the future of learning and technologies.   

Key touch points with other UK Learning roles and why 

- Business Learning Partners – providing assistance with the scoping of a project 
- Programme Leads – providing assistance with the scoping of a project and with curriculum design 
- Design Managers – ensuring projects to be worked on by Design are better scoped and validated, and that projects are delivered to a high standard 
- Design Leads – providing assistance on background to projects 
- CoE Leads – for assistance with the scoping of a project   

Processes to be familiar with 

- Validate 
- Scope 
- Prioritise 
- Design   

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