Digital Content Executive - KTP Associate

University of Reading - Knowledge Transfer Centre

An exciting opportunity to develop a state-of-the-art, engaging and highly effective online teaching provision, innovative course content and assessment methods to compliment the current face to face offering delivered by Red Whale and transform the business into an online operation. The key to the project is to use innovative pedagogic teaching methods and approaches to ensure new courses exploit the company’s unique selling point of being relevant, challenging and fun. The position is a 24-month fixed term contract.

About Red Whale:
Red Whale is the trading style of GP Update Limited, a leading provider of primary care medical education in the UK with around 15,000 GP doctors attending their courses each year. Their brand is hugely respected as trusted specialists in producing evidence-based education, relevant to everyday practice, full of action points for delegates to implement immediately. Their core values are Relevant, Challenging and Fun! They are game changers – for example to optimise the engagement of their education, they employ a stand-up comedian to train their presenters! Find out more by visiting:

About KTP:
This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. It’s essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position.

Skill development through training:
There is a £2k pa dedicated training budget tailored towards your own personal development plus management skills training.

If you have questions about this or other KTP vacancies contact:
T: 0118 378 6142

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Either a BSc 2.1 or 1st class degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline with some experience of educational development.
  • Or a BEd or equivalent 2.1 or 1st class degree in an Education related subject and proven technical abilities (e.g. a postgraduate qualification).
  • Or a 2.1 or 1st class degree in another subject (e.g. film and theatre, animation, graphical design etc.) with some cross-over to technology and education.
  • Or a degree plus other proven interest in Education (e.g. a postgrad qualification or relevant work experience).
  • Good sense of humour (lots of job ads say this but, as shown above, ‘fun’ is a core value and so a sense of humour is absolutely essential!).

Essential skills we require as a minimum:

  • Experience of using online educational provision platforms as a provider (as opposed to user) for example webinars, webcasts.
  • Knowledge of a range of different educational approaches with a focus on learning techniques.
  • Experience of using a MOOC and/or creating innovative learning materials (augmented reality, virtual reality, simulations, videos, gamification etc.).
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide range of people.
  • Sound commercial awareness, motivated and able to work independently to deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Interviews to be held on 29th May 2018

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Academic Supervisor on project
Contact name: Professor Richard Mitchell
Contact phone: 0118 378 6790
Contact email:

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Lead Academic on project
Contact name: Professor Rachel McCrindle
Contact phone: 0118 378 6536
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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