Learning Management Systems – Technical Lead

We are looking for a motivated and talented Learning Management Systems professional to join our Technology team as a LMS Technical Lead. This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of, and be responsible for, the development of the learning platform systems and processes across the whole of Ambition Institute.

Who we are looking for 

We are looking for a motivated and talented Learning Management Systems professional to join our Technology team as a LMS Technical Lead. The role will manage and co-ordinate the development and use of learning platforms in the organisation – the primary solution being Canvas LMS. This role is also responsible for providing support and training across the organisation and will work closely with the Salesforce Technical Lead on integration. This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of, and be responsible for, the development of the learning platform systems and processes across the whole of Ambition Institute.

Based in either our London or Manchester office, and reporting to the Technology Director, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the end to end online learning requirements of the organisation are met. You will require a detailed skillset and will be involved from business case inception to ongoing post implementation support. The role will engage directly with internal teams and external vendors to ensure smooth delivery against constantly evolving requirements. You will be responsible for the LMS platforms, ensuring that colleagues have the knowledge to create online learning, report on outcomes and ensuring that the platform is fully compliant. 

This exciting role is varied and complex, and will require a robust, agile and creative individual to fulfil the needs of the organisation. It is essential that you have extensive LMS experience at both a detailed and strategic level. You must drive and adhere to best practice, whilst being innovative and collaborative in your approach. The person in this role should be at the forefront of advances in online learning provision and must be a passionate advocate of change and advancement in the organisation.

Who are Ambition Institute?
Ambition Institute has one purpose: to help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. With our new organisation, and more than ten years of collective experience in working with educators at all levels, we believe that exciting opportunities lie ahead. We are a graduate school for educators, and we apply academic rigour to our learning design, drawing on frontline insights from schools into what works in practice. Our programmes leverage the latest evidence from international experts, which means we think carefully about what is taught, how, and in what sequence. We work collaboratively to enable school improvement for the benefit of pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Our offer
We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:
> Flexibility on how you work – agreed between you and your line manager
> A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
> 2 additional annual leave days for 1 day booked during December over the festive period
> A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
> Competitive salary rates 
> Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
> An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters.
> A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development

How to apply 

To apply for any of our vacancies please email [email protected] with the following: 

  • An up-to-date CV, no more than two pages in length 
  • A cover letter – up to one page – which must include why you are interested in the role and any dates you are unavailable for interview 
  • Equality monitoring form 

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and the most vulnerable in our society and, as such, we are unable to employ individuals with relevant convictions, including the following: a conviction for an offence involving violence or dishonesty, of a sexual nature or against minors, or for any other offence that is relevant to the nature of the services provided by our organisation. 

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive at this stage we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants. 

For any questions or queries please email us at [email protected] 

As an employer, we have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK by ensuring that our employees have the right to work in the UK. Therefore, as part of the recruitment process to verify your eligibility you will be required to produce relevant documentation.