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Pearson Lead - Custom Learning Development (Fixed Term Contract) in Melbourne, Australia

Lead - Custom Learning Development (Fixed Term Contract)


It’s no secret that a good education has the power to change lives. The challenge lies in the pace with which Australia’s education and training landscape is transforming. It’s no longer just about providing access, nor does it start and stop at the classroom door.

As the world’s leading learning company, we’re meeting this challenge with Australia’s most comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

Pearson Unbundled Learning Services is a new team within our APAC University Partnerships (UP) Division. This team will be responsible for leading the activities driving our custom learning offerings for clients across the APAC region.

We have a 12 month fixed-term contract opportunity for a Custom Learning Development Lead. In this role, you will be responsible for your own learning development delivery as well as leading and managing a project team of learning development professionals in the successful completion of client learning development projects.

Applying the relevant design models and processes, you will use your highly developed technical and eLearning/Digital Development skills and your refined stakeholder engagement skills, to work with a diversity of clients, and for each create a project brief that fits the agreed development and technical specifications and outcomes for the project. You will then act as the primary client contact for the digital development and production aspects, to ensure that the work required for each project is delivered on time, to the required quality standard and within the project brief.

This will include, in close collaboration with the Custom Learning team and other internal stakeholders, the following:

  • Acting as key client liaison for all digital development project activities, including during client and vendor progress meetings and presentations both before and during project execution.

  • Preparing project briefs for technical eLearning, multimedia staff and 3rd party vendors working on the project.

  • Providing pro-active engagement, feedback and coaching/mentoring project team members to ensure required tasks are completed on time and to the quality required.

  • Project Managing the detailed digital development and production activities, timelines and resources as required within each project, ensuring these are reported back to other members of the project team and coordinating these tasks with other project activities.

  • Reviewing and evaluating the quality and value of vendor proposals and estimations.


  • A diploma or degree in Multimedia/Design/IT or equivalent together with demonstrated skills in multimedia design, illustration, video production multimedia animation and development.

  • At least 4 years practical experience and proficiency in developing engaging, learner centric objects for online and blended educational learning environments.

  • At least 3 years practical experience developing dynamically generated web pages,visual assets,technical content and complex multimedia interfaces, menu systems and interactivities for educational purposes using HTML, CSS,Javascript, PHP and XML data objects and integrating these with educational learning management systems (LMS).

  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially written and oral communications skills, including being able to explain technical concepts in non-technical terms and managing stakeholder expectations.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with SME’s, technical staff, project managers, 3rd party vendors and collaborate both in person and long distance.

  • Analytical, logic and problem–solving skills for analysing and identifying user needs, proposing solutions and logically organising complex information.

Our opportunities need innovative thinkers. If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson.

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Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Melbourne-707 Collins 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Product Management

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 21, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 2012132

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.