Senior Platform Manager (Open Learn)
The Open University
£41526 - £49553
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The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
OpenLearn is the home of free learning from The Open University. It delivers the university's Royal Charter commitment to support the wellbeing of the community. Since its launch in 2006, the Openlearn site has published over 10,000 free courses, articles, videos and educational activities. It has attracted more than 70 million visitors - many of which go on to becoming a formal student, strengthening the journey between informal and formal learning.
The role of Senior Platform Manager is a challenging and rewarding role. You will be accountable for, and build capability in, the design and delivery of the technical infrastructure and system framework that underpin the efficient delivery of content on OpenLearn. You will manage multiple technical systems, products and services, and collaborate with other departments including OU IT and an offshore IT team to ensure excellent performance of the OpenLearn platform, operating in line with the University policies and procedures.
Skills and experience
You will have extensive experience in maintaining and developing online learning systems, and knowledge of good web and user interface design (UX). You will also have sound understanding of website standards, issues relating to web usability and accessibility, as well as the relevant legislations.
You will have proven experience of managing projects and leading teams within a technical or result-focused environment.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a collaborative approach to problem-solving, and ability to build productive working relationships with a range of colleagues. You will be able to negotiate, persuade and influence appropriately and effectively to shape realistic outcomes.
What you get in return
Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.
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This is a two year contract.
Closing date: 26th March 2020
Interviews: W/c 6th April 2020?
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