Senior Instructional Designer - EspressoDiscovery Ed

Bath, England, United Kingdom 05-06-2023



Espresso has been in schools since 1997 and is much loved by teachers and pupils. We recently revamped the service and moved it, into a new platform with new features and benefits. We are now looking to bring espresso to the next level.

The Instructional Design Senior Specialist will play a pivotal role in executing the strategy around the multi-faceted instructional value of Espresso, our UK primary resource. You will own key initiatives that require you to apply instructional design expertise and project management skills to deliver high-quality instructional resources for our educators and students. You will work collaboratively with team members across our product organization and other teams within the company including product marketing and sales to ensure our instructional support offerings meet the needs of our customers.

We are based across three offices in the UK, London, Manchester and Bath. You will work very closely with the UK Senior Product Manager and report into the Director, Instructional design-learning.

We operate a hybrid working model for most roles if you are within a commutable distance of an office.

About the role

  • Develop a deep understanding of Discovery Education's product offerings.
  • Help design and refine flexible models for instructional resources across multiple grade bands and subject areas that support customers’ needs within our product portfolio, with an emphasis on EYFS, Key stage 1 & 2 for the Espresso product.
  • Lead priority projects that include the development of wireframes, prototypes, writer's guidelines, and templates, and manage the review and revision cycles of instructional resources.
  • Map instructional design projects to product OKRs and DE's logic model and continually monitor and evaluate progress.
  • Participate in ongoing meeting series with product teams to share progress and learn updates to strategy.
  • Collaborate with the video production team to support the publishing of instructional assets and related metadata to ensure discoverability of these resources.
  • Continuously evaluate customer feedback and market trends to inform project strategies.
  • Collaborate with product marketing to support integrated go-to-market plans.


  • We expect a PGCE/ Bachelor's Degree required in education, instructional design, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Proven track record of project management.
  • Knowledge of education technology landscape and trends.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to understand, accept and engage with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to travel within UK on occasion.
  • Legal right to work in the United Kingdom.


Why Discovery Education?

From day one, you will be looked after. During the summer, we can all work a condensed week and finish half day on Fridays. Our benefits are exceptional and only a few are listed here:

  • Private medical insurance.
  • 4 x salary life assurance.
  • Soft skills training budget.
  • Income protection in case you are ever ill.
  • Enhance employer pension contribution.
  • Paid study leave and budget to pursue professional qualifications.
  • GP video calls on demand.
  • Cash back platforms.

Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.


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