Head of Learning & Innovation

Head of Learning & Innovation – Interim

A major Higher Education college had a need for interim support in the position of Head of Learning and Innovation for a new team. This was a difficult role, comprising of two distinct areas: the introduction of a relevant technology platform to deliver the training, and the development and design of new curriculum areas using Moodle-based VLE. It was also important that a solution was found quickly so that the new learning platform could be introduced in the following academic year.

The solution took a much more flexible approach as it proved to be extremely difficult to find one person equally competent in these two areas. Wickland Westcott accessed its comprehensive network of interims with experience of the education sector to identify two interims who were strong in each area. Both were prepared to each work 2 to 3 days per week, thus providing the combined knowledge and experience required. Both the interims were immediately available and started within a week of being interviewed.

The creative and innovative approach to this unique challenge, along with the quality of the interims provided by Wickland Westcott, ensured that the college could grow the learning technology team effectively and deliver the platform needed within budget and to timescales.

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