Department: VP Health's Office Salary: £42,405 - £49,785 per annum (Grade 5) Reference: QMUL34099 Location: Charterhouse Square Date posted: 13 September 2023 Closing date: 24 September 2023
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Post title: UX Designer (Digital Education Studio)
Post ref: QMUL34099
This is an exciting time within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD). We have recently launched our new Digital Education Studio (DES), a centre of excellence where experts of digital education, will work together with teaching teams and students to co-design and advance digital learning and teaching practices.
The DES will be pivotal in establishing a new model for designing digital learning courses of consistent high quality and for a community of practice that will ensure the Faculty's programmes continue to open the doors of opportunity to a Queen Mary University of London education.
For more detailed information on our vision for the DES, including that of our new Dean for Digital Education, Professor Chie Adachi, please visit .
To support the next stages of our ambitious plans, we are looking to appoint a UX Designer.
About The Role
This pivotal role will provide you with the opportunity to support the growth and transformation of digital education in FMD. You will be critical in designing and developing the user/student-centred design thinking approaches, and ensure that user experiences are embedded into all stages of the re-design process for digital learning courses - from initial student experience mapping informing redesigns, to content development in collaboration with academic and professional staff, and academic staff capacity building activities.
Current digital innovation projects include the design and development of new Postgraduate programmes, spanning from Medical Education to Robotic Surgery. Working across the Faculty, this role offers you the chance to shape the future of digital education within the FMD, supporting the impact digital education can have on the workforce of the future.
Within Queen Mary University of London, we actively welcome diversity of ideas, thought and background. For this reason, while an understanding of the Digital Education industry would be beneficial, it is not essential that you come from a Higher Education background.
What we want is a passion for delivering transformation, creativity in thought and a desire to use your expertise in UX Design to help shape our ambitious plans but who can keep core education / learning principles front of mind throughout.
You are likely to have worked at a similar level and might see our role as the ideal opportunity to add to your current portfolio and deliver real change. Alternatively, you might have been part of a much larger team and might see our role as your opportunity to have overall accountability for delivery, seeing your work actively contribute to part of a holistic digital learning experience for our students.
Whatever your motivations for applying, you will be an individual who enjoys problem solving, or coming up with unique approaches to presenting interactive content (in our case educational).
You will have the ability to understand and then develop and fine tune the experience of our student's relationship with our digital learning courses. Through your previous exposure to working on the functionality of internal systems, you will recognise the importance of the thread of accessibility, engagement, enrichment, stimulation, and user-friendliness in all that you create and deliver.
We believe in supporting our colleagues. Alongside the competitive salary for this post, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
We also offer access to a generous pension scheme; 30 days' leave per annum and a season ticket loan scheme to support travel costs.
QMUL's commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Philip Gill (Digital Education Studio Manager) via
The closing date for applications is Sunday 24 th September 2023
Shortlisting will take place w/c 25 th September 2023
Interviews (likely in person) will take place either Thursday 5 th , Friday 6 th or Monday 9 th October 2023
About Queen Mary University of London
We are one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. We have over 32,000 students on degree programmes, close to 4,500 members of staff and an annual turnover of over £535m. Our university is made up of three Faculties and a central Professional Services department.
At QMUL, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we've fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it's simply 'the right thing to do' but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form
After reading our requirments, if you decide this role is not for you, not a problem but thanks for taking the time to look at what we had to offer. We have lots of other opportunties that might be of interest so please do continue to look at our jobs page