Learning Designer

Learning Designer

Day rate £350 | 1.5 days per week | Contract

We’re assessing applications as they come in because we’d like someone to join us as soon as possible, so please don’t wait.

About learning at Brink

Brink applies creative, innovative thinking to make a positive and lasting difference to the world.

One way in which we do this is by enabling the people we work with to solve the issues they understand intimately, and are thus best place to solve.

In order to explore that impact potential to its fullest, we have recently launched a Learning practice area.

Our current projects include two internal learning programmes, the delivery and iteration of an EdTech  course for African entrepreneurs, and a learning journey for venture coaches on one of Brink’s flagship programmes, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

We are now looking for a learning designer to support the team as we grow our portfolio, and especially with setting up and delivering the venture coach learning journey.

We’re looking for:

A learning designer with ca. 4 years’ experience creating and facilitating learning services.

We’re looking for a generalist with a rich background of successes and failures - at Brink, we actively experiment with ways of learning, so we want you to be comfortable with  testing - measuring - iterating approaches and designs.

We focus on understanding what motivates people to learn and change. Therefore, experience with empathetic and learner-focused ways of working is very desirable to us; this might be human-centered design, behavioural economics, UX or user research, psychology or similar fields.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support the team to develop and deliver a learning journey to a consortium of partners in one of our flagship programmes
  • Contribute to ideas for new design experiments and new ways to deliver learning experiences
  • Collate, structure and design learning content in user-led formats
  • Support facilitation of live learning sessions
  • Define success metrics, gather data and measure the quality and effectiveness of our designs

And on a more human level, you’re also:

  • Deeply interested in what motivates change, influences behaviour, and enables learning
  • Highly collaborative and communicative. You establish rapport quickly, and communicate clearly about your ideas, process, progress, and needs for support
  • Willing to experiment with learning approaches. This means being creative, being fine with getting things done rather than perfect, and always listening out for signals of how our experiments are going
  • Comfortable with not knowing the answer, and with moving on when what you’ve done doesn’t work for users
  • Playful! We are in hot pursuit of Brink’s own Way of Transformative Learning, and we have a hunch that playfulness, lightness and creativity will be a part of how we can help people learn effectively and deeply

How to apply

If you’re interested in joining us, please click on our beautiful ‘apply here’ button below. This will take you to an online application form where we will ask you to upload your CV as well as a response to the following question:

A lot of our work centers on learning programmes that are provided free and without demanding learner commitment (e.g. booking fees) - either as internal learning initiatives, or as entrepreneurship courses sponsored fully by programme funders.

  • What challenges to engagement, retention and deep learning do you anticipate?
  • What’s one cool thing you’d be excited to try out to address any of these challenges?

You are encouraged to be as creative as you are comfortable with and choose any structure or layout to present your information, as long as you keep it under 50mb.

🔗 Our commitment as Brink

We hire people that don’t just ‘fit in’, but instead actively seek to help build and shape our culture. That’s why diversity and inclusion matters to us. We work globally across geographies, contexts and organisations, so embracing diversity, being inclusive and treating people with equity are central to what we do; we take pleasure in being that way.

Brink is committed to being an inclusive workplace that represents the diverse communities we serve and we actively encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from Black, POC, transgender identities and disability groups, who are currently under-represented within Brink.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

Where is this role based?

Brink is a remote team and we work all over the place from London, Paris, Nairobi, and Kigali! So please apply from wherever you may be. Being on London time +/- 3 hours is preferable.