Senior Learning Designer - Bid Specialist - Brightwave Group

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 07/05/2018

Brightwave Group is the leading agency for next generation learning solutions, services and products. We utilise our expertise, innovation and creativity to design award-winning learning solutions that deliver your business objectives and truly engage your employees. Our experts work in collaboration with our clients to help identify and define their business and learning objectives. This consultative approach ensures we create tailored solutions focussed on specific performance requirements – from onboarding and systems training to major business transformation and beyond.

Job Description:

You'll have several years'experience designing effective digital learning solutions and be able to discuss and explain them confidently with internal teams and clients. You'll be able to develop strong relationships with clients and recommend solutions with confidence and assurance. Familiar with the issues that can occur over the lifecycle of a project, you are confident and able to take action to anticipate and resolve problems as they occur.

Reporting to the Director of Design this role is expected to focus 70/30 on bid/production. You will be involved in many pitches, so you should positively revel in this part of the process, with an infectious enthusiasm about your designs.


  • Support the sales team in developing, delivering and pitching proposals.
  • Introduce new thinking and innovative elements to designs.
  • Take the lead in discussing requirements with clients and in creating effective design solutions.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with clients.
  • Direct, guide and coach any scriptwriters and learning designers working on projects under your lead.
  • Talk with authority about the impact of technological trends on learning design.


  • Discuss requirements with clients.
  • Write creative design treatments for proposals and liaise with graphic artists to develop the visualisations for proposals.
  • Present your design ideas at sales pitches.
  • Create and deliver learning design and scripting workshops for clients.
  • Work collaboratively with the internal team to deliver proposals or solutions.
  • Review, edit and critique scripts and provide feedback to scriptwriters.
  • Deliver talks and presentations at exhibitions and conferences.
  • Work with Marketing to create articles, blogs, vlogs and webinars on current and emerging topics.
  • Focus on innovation in every project possible - whether that's a new design approach or improvement to the process of delivering a project
Skills Range:
  • Persuasive, fluent writing skills, including an ability to deliver varied styles depending on context and client.
  • Articulate and highly confident pitching and presentational skills.
  • Able to deliver original, winning proposals within tight time schedules.
  • A client-first attitude at all times - you go the extra mile to make sure they get the best possible service.
  • Credibility when talking to clients and coaching internal team members.
  • Proactive interest in the bigger learning picture - from current events in business and society to technology trends as they relate to learning and development.
  • Clarity of thought and communication and an analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to improvise and respond effectively to uncertainty and lack of detail.
Person Specification:


  • Essential: Experience (4 years) of digital and / or blended learning design.
  • Desirable: Degree educated.
  • Desirable: Experience in some other area of digital learning such as project management, QA or as a commissioning client.
Key Area: eLearning 11-9039.01eLearning
Salary: Competitive
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

Why work for Brightwave?

Brightwave is a market leader in the creation of engaging, high impact digital learning. Our services include blended learning, learning portals, learning games and consultancy and we've won multiple awards. We work with an exciting range of global clients representing every industry sector. Every day is different and you will be challenged to think creatively and innovate within a multi-disciplined team of talented people working with many of the world’s top brands including Diageo, Mondelez, MARS and Anheuser-Busch. As well as a competitive salary and flexible benefits scheme we're a great bunch of people to work with. Friendly, fun and seriously committed to doing the best work we can. We are located right by the station and you can see the sea from our offices!


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