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Digital Solutions and Services

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Online Content Production Supervisor


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£23,725 to £25,944 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 11 September 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

The University of Derby Online Learning is a global leader in online learning. We provide online learning degree courses, professional courses and CPD opportunities, to those who require more flexible study options. Our learners are at the heart of every decision we make, and we are committed to meeting their needs. We also aim to work closely with employers to support their workforce development solutions and provide enterprise solutions for them.

As an Online Content Developer, you will combine technical ability and creative flare with a passion for online learning. You will build high quality learning assets to inspire students at a distance and contribute to the ongoing evolution of our offering. Flexibility, customer focus and commitment to making a difference for our students will be essential.

Interview date: Tuesday 20th September

Principal accountabilities

  1. To develop and design leading edge learning products which utilise the relevant University guidelines and provide a consistent user experience for students/clients.
  2. To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to formulate products, providing technical expertise to influence project direction.
  3. To support with the deployment of new products and technologies developed by the team and ensuring effective handover into the Department.
  4. To maintain up-to-date and forward-thinking knowledge in relation to technology and software developments.
  5. Work with clients/academics and interpret their feedback and requests to create online learning that exceeds their expectations.
  6. To provide an innovative approach, and devise innovative solutions, to the needs of the business and academic strategies.
  7. To develop and code learning objects, ensuring developments/products are visually engaging assets by producing and sourcing high quality images and graphics.
  8. Create high quality and visually appealing interactions, animations and other types of rich multimedia assets using HTML and Adobe Creative Cloud apps.
  9. Work closely with the Content Team, producers, developers and learning designers to ensure a quality deliverable.
  10. To understand and interpret the University’s core systems in order to enable effective and innovative development and delivery.
  11. To understand and implement User Experience Design (UXD) principles and methodologies in order to deliver an effective student journey.
  12. To implement an effective test-benching process to ensure the robustness of the products and technologies developed by the team and the communication of any restrictions.
  13. To manage development activities in accordance with identified parameters (timescales, costs, quality tolerance, etc).
  14. To develop and maintain a working knowledge of University systems to ensure solutions can be embedded within standard processes.
  15. To maintain a working knowledge of usability and accessibility within learning content so to ensure effectiveness for a diverse body of students and staff.
  16. To participate in awareness raising activities in order to develop the reputation of the University as a leading provider of online / technology-based learning.
  17. To implement industry wide regulations and standards in relation to developments.
  18. To undertake any other duties that may be reasonably requested by line management to forward the strategy of the University.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Desirable Criteria


Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

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Why join Derby?

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

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