Content Development Co-ordinator

Requisition ID:  25398

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  26 May 2023

Salary: £28,929 to £29,762 with progression to £32,411 pro rata per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 09 June 2023


The Role


This is exciting opportunity to join an inspiring education development team in a world class University.  We are looking for a creative people centred colleague who will support a variety of education development strategic initiatives with a significant focus on digital education. In partnership with staff and students, you will develop high quality, accessible, engaging and effective digital learning content (including text, images, illustrations, video, audio, quizzes, animations, and other digital learning experiences as required) for online and blended delivery consistent with established practices in the University.  A background in digital media, graphic design, film/video, learning technology or a related area would be helpful in this role.


This post is based in the Digital Education Projects Team in the University’s Learning and Teaching Development Service (LTDS). It:


  • Supports the development of innovative interactive learning resources and online experiences.
  • Supports projects and core services and helps develop institutional capacity in, and promote the adoption of digital education.
  • Supports a range of digital education, educational development, and institutional quality enhancement activities.

You will work in a friendly team-based environment – both in an open plan office and online (blended working).  For an informal discussion, please contact Ben Steel -


This is a part time post for 18.5 Hours per week


Key Accountabilities

  • With guidance from the Team Manager, accountabilities include supporting academic units and staff engaged in delivering and supporting learning, teaching and assessment

  • Working with academic teams to create high quality, accessible, engaging and effective digital learning content (including text, images, illustrations, video, audio, quizzes, animations, and other digital learning resources as required) for online and blended delivery consistent with established practices in the University
  • Researching, evaluating and developing effective practice and innovative approaches to learning and teaching (including but not limited to digital education) to support the delivery of a high-quality student learning experience
  • Contributing to the development, approval and implementation of institutional strategy, policy and practice in relation to digital education and educational development
  • Supporting a portfolio of digital education and educational development activities and projects at institutional, faculty, academic unit and programme levels, in line with University strategies and the LTDS Strategic Plan
  • Securing copyright permissions (with guidance from the Digital Education Projects Team Manager)
  • Working in partnership with academic and professional services colleagues across the institution to develop and disseminate innovative and effective approaches to providing an excellent education experience for students
  • Contributing to the design, development and delivery of a range of staff development as part of our Learning and Teaching Development Programme
  • Supporting the work of steering groups and user groups relating to digital education, and other educational development projects
  • Supporting internal/external projects to aid delivery of objectives set out in the University’s Education Strategy and/or the LTDS Strategic Plan
  • Any other duties consistent with the post’s grade, as requested by senior colleagues


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • The ability to produce high quality accessible digital media content for digital education delivery (this may include filming and editing, photography, digital illustration and animation)
  • Digital media production skills, including storyboarding, scheduling, pre- and post-production editing using Adobe Creative Cloud products or equivalent
  • The ability to manage and prioritise own workload, solve problems, and use own initiative appropriately
  • Experience of formatting and publishing content for the web
  • The ability to work effectively within a team and establish, maintain and communicate within relevant internal and external networks of contacts across a wide range of partnerships
  • Experience of organising activities involving groups of people
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • A commitment to continuing professional development and to the mission and values of the service


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Team-working: works collaboratively with others, plays a positive role in teams and establishes and grows relationships across the organisation where different skills, expertise and opinions are valued
  • Communicating: uses clear, concise and accurate communication, tailoring the approach accordingly and encourages a two-way communication process
  • Planning and Organising: manages time and resources by prioritising and organising effectively
  • Finding Solutions: Generates a range of viable options and decides on an appropriate course of action that best fits organisational and area goals
  • Understanding Others: understands colleagues, students and other stakeholders
  • Embracing Change: recognises the need for change and is forward looking. Promotes the benefits of change to others and regularly comes up with new ideas. Has the willingness to adopt new ways of working and to make improvements



  • University degree or equivalent

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.

 In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 25398