Graduate Online Learning Developer x4

  • Job Reference: GBP 5769
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2021
  • Recruiter: University of Exeter (Graduate Business Partnership)
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £19,217
  • Sector: Education, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Internship or Placement
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A graduate post is available immediately within the Technology Enhanced Learning team, University of Exeter, to support the development of a range of online masters degrees. With a keen eye for detail, you will support the build and quality assurance process of developing these courses. This paid GBP role is for 12 months and can be undertaken Remote-working (in UK) or Part remote-working (in UK) and part working on campus (Hybrid).


Purpose of Role

The post-holder will work as part of the TEL team at the University to support a key strategic project (Online Programme Portfolio) as part of Global Enhance. This will include the build and quality assurance of the new online master's degrees in the University learning environment (ELE). The role will be varied and include working with colleagues within the team. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and build of online degree programmes, working closely with colleagues in the TEL and Academic Development teams.
  • Working with module design documents and weekly session plans to build material and activities within the learning environment (ELE).
  • Developing content and activities in range of formats and using a number of digital tools – including but not limited to Moodle (ELE), O365, Teams/Zoom, Panopto/Stream, H5P and Padlet.
  • Undertake proof reading of content to ensure consistency and quality is maintained following agreed quality assurance processes
  • Support the work of the programme design leads
  • Support the course/module re-run process (importing and updating content)

Training and Development opportunities

The university offers a range of learning and development opportunities, including mandatory online training in Prevent Duty - Inclusive, Cohesive and Safe Universities; Equality and Diversity Introduction; Health and Safety Introduction and Information Governance. In the first week of work you will undertake training to prepare you for the role. You will be joining a small group of other graduates also undertaking the same role. Plus GBPs are offered a ‘How to Make the Most of your Internship’ introductory session, bespoke mentoring, work shadow and career consultancy opportunities, through the Internships Team.

The post-holder will be offered training and development in line with the work being undertaken.

Workplace Address

These are roles can be undertaken:

  • Remote-working (in UK) with occasional in-person meetings on campus or
  • Part remote-working (in UK) and part working on campus (Hybrid)

The official work location of this role will be a University of Exeter campus in:

  • Cornwall: Falmouth or Truro
  • Exeter: St Luke’s or Streatham



Graduated in the UK within the last 3 years of your most recent degree. See scheme requirements below for further details.

Skills and Understanding:

  • Strong digital competence in MS office (or equivalent) and internet technologies (E)
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate new technologies (E)
  • Interest in the pedagogy of e learning and leading edge web based course design approaches (E)
  • Able to manage a varied and demanding workload and to work to quickly changing deadlines (D)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. (E)
  • Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills. (D)
  • Aptitude for proof reading and producing high quality, accurate work/content.(D)

Prior Experience:

  • Some prior work experience within a collaborative and stakeholder focused environment (E)
  • Familiar with online learning environments. (E)
  • Experience of supporting learning.(D)
  • Awareness of the issues of copyright and digital media. (D)

Behavioural Characteristics/ Personal Qualities and Attributes:

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic. (E)
  • Work effectively in a team. (E)
  • Reliable. (E)
  • Creative approach to problem solving. (E)

GBP Scheme Requirements

  • To be eligible to apply and undertake a GBP role the graduate must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Achieved* (or about to achieve) a full undergraduate degree (or Masters or PhD).
  • Graduated in the UK within the last 3 years of your most recent degree (we will consider extenuating circumstances of potential applicants that may have prevented them from undertaking a graduate role within 3 years of graduation).* Please see above for additional requirements
  • Attended a British university (or spent time studying at a UK university through ERASMUS)
  • The University of Exeter is committed to developing an environment which promotes equality of opportunity, values diversity and inclusivity. 
  • The University of Exeter is a Disability Confident Employer, committed attracting and recruiting people with disabilities, and retaining and supporting staff with disabilities. If an applicant declares a disability and meets all the essential criteria, they will be invited to interview.  
  • We welcome applications from all eligible students and in particular those from the following underrepresented groups. Selection and recruitment itself will be entirely on merit alone unless there are multiple applicants demonstrating equal merit. In this clear circumstance, preference would be shown to applicants from under-represented groups. This is in line with lawful positive action measures under sections 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the GBP internship evidenced by the ‌Intern Guidance- Proving Right to Work the UK. This can includes British citizens; individuals with an EU Pre-Settlement or EU-Settlement Status; and those with a Graduate Route Visa.
  • Current immigration legislation prevents the University to provide sponsorship certificates for GBP roles, as they do not meet the requirements for a Skilled Worker visa as explained on the International Student Support webpages.
  • All graduates need to reside in the UK whilst undertaking this role.
  • Applicants cannot undertake another GBP role if the contract length in total exceeds the maximum duration of 23 months working as a GBP.

To undertake a GBP role applicants must achieve their degree. In the unlikely scenario where a degree is not awarded, the GBP hours may be reduced to 15hrs a week (for undergraduates) or 6hrs a week (for postgraduates) to enable to the graduand the capacity to successfully complete their degree. If the graduand fails their degree the GBP role will end early.

Key Dates

Closing Date: 20/09/2021
Interview Date: 27/09/2021
Start Date: 4th October 2021 or ASAP after interview
End Date: After 12 Months


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