Careers at City & Guilds Kineo

Great people are the heart and soul of City & Guilds Kineo, and we're always looking for more people who share our passion for learning and delivering great customer service.

We aim to be the employer of choice in the learning and performance industry, and to ensure working for us is an amazing experience. We enjoy the benefits of being part of the prestigious City & Guilds Group, which along with our extended Kineo global family, means we're able to offer award-winning benefits and career opportunities to match.

Are you our next learning hero?

As a growing company, we regularly have new vacancies arise to help us keep up with client demand, and also have ongoing recruitment for a number of roles.  We also have a talented pool of freelancers that we're keen to add to - find out more here.

Please note that the jobs listed on this page are UK-based roles, and suitable only for those eligible to work in the UK

If you are looking for a job based at one of our overseas offices, please chose your region from the following to see the vacancies in your area: US | Pacific | South Africa | Sweden | Israel

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

Current Vacancies

Brighton-based

As part of City & Guilds Kineo's global growth ambitions, we plan to further build our leadership position in learning design. To enable that, we’re looking for a Head of Learning Design.  You’ll need be a proven thought leader, and a team leader. You’ll be passionate about learning design – of course. You’ll have the insight and energy insights to take the leading brand for learning design to the next level.

We Lead with Learning and Performance: You’ll be responsible for a high performing team of learning consultants, learning designers, and scriptwriters. Ensuring that they’re learning and growing as learning & development professionals, and that we’re delivering the best learning solutions for our clients.

We Stir Things Up: It’s about people, but it’s also about staying at the leading edge of learning technologies – helping us find new and better ways of making our customers heroes. We’ve always been recognised for our customer service, creativity, and for leading the way – have a look at our open source Adapt framework for instance. You’ll be ensuring we keep and enhance that reputation.

Are you up to the challenge? Read on to find out more and apply by uploading your CV via the City & Guilds Careers Portal.

Brighton-based

Ready to take on a large portfolio of key clients and keen to take a step up from project and programme management? Then this could be the role for you. Are you passionate about people and getting the best from a bunch of talented stars? Are you fierce about the commercials and delivering profitable work across multiple projects? Then you sound like just the person we’re looking for.

As Projects Director you’ll head up one of our “Pods” – our self-sufficient production teams specialising in elearning and other learning content. You’ll be setting strategy, direction and objectives for the team and for the individuals you manage. In addition a key part of the role is to actively support our account managers during initial proposal through to project implementation.

Working alongside two other Projects Directors you'll regularly meet for operational and developmental activities. As this is an extremely varied role, we're looking for someone who is comfortable with key responsibilities in team management, production, budgets and more.

Sound like you and want to find out more? Great - you can read the full job description and apply by uploading your CV via the City & Guilds Careers Portal.

Brighton-based

Our growing team in Brighton is looking for someone who can drive a model enabling us to meet flexible resource needs of the business, ensuring a suitable pipeline of people is available to work on our wide range of e-learning, L&D, and LMS projects.

You’ll be working with the teams to help them find the right resources and suppliers for their projects, and going out and meeting potential suppliers – freelancers, contractors, outsource partners – and matching them to our needs. These might be writers, art directors, programmers, web developers, translation companies, or voice over artists - as well as the unexpected. You'll also work with our HR team to support our recruitment. If you’re a people person, with a commercial focus, who enjoys problem solving, this is a great opportunity to get involved in all parts of our business, including liaising with our teams in the US and Pacific.

Find out more and apply through the City & Guilds Careers Portal.

London-based

We have a great opportunity for a Marketing Apprentice to join the fast-paced Marketing team at City & Guilds Kineo.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of skills, learning the ins and outs of Marketing whilst studying for a City & Guilds Level 3 Marketing Apprenticeship Qualification,

As well as getting used to a busy work environment, the role will involve hands-on practical activities to support the Qualification and Accreditation team's marketing objectives and more focused projects.

You will need to have an interest in marketing, good communication skills and be enthusiastic and organised. You should also be a team player who takes a proactive approach to your education and career.

Find out more and apply through the City & Guilds Careers Portal.

Brighton-based

The Hosting & Support (Services) division at City & Guilds Kineo is growing quickly, now supporting over 100 clients worldwide. We’re seeking an enthusiastic and talented Application Engineer to join the team and provide technical support across a broad range of installations.

Day-to-day you’ll be providing clients and internal teams with high quality technical support, focusing on Totara LMS. We pride ourselves on the first-class service we offer our customers.

You will take a proactive approach towards the correct implementation of process and security controls, ensuring the stability and effectiveness of sites we manage. You will fulfill a key role that will help place City & Guilds Kineo as the default choice for global Totara hosting and support.

You’ll be joining a friendly team, working out of our Brighton HQ in close collaboration with our Sales, Learning Content and Learning Platforms teams.

Note: this role may involve an element of shift work, to provide extended hours cover when required.

We are looking for someone with drive and an aptitude to learn and succeed; both will be paramount to your position within our highly motivated team.

Essential Skills:

  • Client-facing support desk experience in a technical discipline
  • Strong customer service focus and mentality, with excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to manage your time and work priorities, whilst under pressure
  • Ability to manage ambiguity
  • Intelligent approach to identifying and solving technical problems, with a proactive, can-do attitude and ability to think laterally
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Understanding of open source software, development and communities
  • Technical background in administering and configuring web applications

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems (LMSs) and Content Management Systems (CMSs)
  • Linux based server build, maintenance and monitoring (LAMP/LAPP/LNMP/LNPP)
  • Experience in MySQL and PostgreSQL database administration
  • Experience in graphics software, such as Adobe’s Photoshop
  • User Interface languages: DHTML/XHTML, CSS
  • Experience in PHP programming
  • Experience with QA management and automation tools
  • Experience in version control software, such as GIT or SVN

Key software systems we support:

Find out more and apply through the City & Guilds Careers Portal.

Brighton-based

Are you a learning-loving, pedagogy-peddling, write-a-holic with a dogged eye for details, who gets under the skin of clients and their needs to develop smart, creative, collaborative designs? If so read on – as we’ve got a fantastic opportunity for you.

As an experienced learning designer you’ll be expected to define high impact learning approaches and get a team to follow through on them, championing excellence at every stage. Our customers, such as BP, B&Q and TUI Travel, are as successful in their fields as we are in ours so they demand something out of the ordinary. This means we need to make sure we have the best people in place, people who have a love for learning, who want to make a difference, and uphold our reputation for quality. You’ll be well rewarded with an excellent base salary and a flexible benefits package.

Working with an amazing range of top brands and clients, you will join a creative team focused on delivering top quality online learning projects to our customers. You’ll be responsible for getting to the heart of the client’s training and business needs and defining learning strategies. No two days will be the same as you’ll be working on multiple projects at the same time, getting involved with everything from design to development to deployment.

As a lead learning designer you’ll also take on leadership and coaching responsibility for your team. This is a great opportunity to put some of that learning into practice as you help to guide and develop your colleagues.

Find out more and apply through the City & Guilds Careers Portal.

(on-going recruitment)

We're looking for experienced learning consultants and designers (both freelance and permanent) to support or growing consultancy and design team in a varied mix of consultancy assignments and design projects. We'd love to hear from you if you're looking for new opportunities to help customers find great solutions, and work with us in using exciting new technologies.

For the Designer roles:

  • You’ll work consultatively with clients, our sales team, and the learning content/elearning team
  • Precise duties and responsibilities will vary according to your experience and particular role but include scoping content, designing treatments, and scriptwriting
  • At least 1 year's experience of elearning and/or virtual classroom design is required
  • Strong communication skills are essential

For the Consultant roles:

  • You'll work consultatively with clients, our sales team and the learning content/elearning team, providing strategic advice and setting projects up for success
  • At least 3 year's experience of elearning and blended design is required
  • Strong communication and consultative skills are essential

If you’re interested in permanent or freelance opportunities as a Lead Learning Designer, Learning Designer, Learning Consultant or Elearning Scriptwriter, please send us a CV and covering letter - we'd love to hear from you.

No agencies please.

(on-going recruitment)

The Solutions Consultant role is the key to City & Guilds Kineo’s successful relationships with clients, because our client relationships start with you.

You’ll be the person who goes to see our existing and prospective clients, to understand their challenges and goals. You’ll put the ideas together for how we can partner to meet those challenges and then you’ll present the proposed solution to win the opportunity to make it our next new project. You’ll work with our production teams to ensure they’re involved during the process – and you’ll stay involved to ensure successful delivery to our client’s objectives. 

It’s a sales role - you will have a target, and you’ll be well rewarded for achieving it and going beyond it. But we don’t want just ‘traditional salespeople’. We want people who are passionate about learning and technology, and who ideally have first-hand experience of designing, developing, managing and implementing solutions. 

You’ll be great at communicating, both in proposals and pitches, and at tradeshows and marketing events. Ideally you will know the elearning and/or the LMS industry well, and will build relationships within it. You’ll be competitive and be thrilled by winning new opportunities to work with our clients. You’ll be great at building relationships with clients and making them feel loved. 

Is that you? Then we want you to join the leading elearning company - and take us, and our clients, to further success.

To apply: Please send your CV, covering email and two examples of your writing to jobs@kineo.com

For the writing, ideally these will be proposals (or extracts from proposals) for elearning/LMS services that you’ve written. They could be internal proposals or documents that make a business case / call for action or investment. If you don’t have anything along those lines, then please provide an alternative example of persuasive writing/presentation material that you have developed.

We have on-going recruitment for this role and we'll be in touch to arrange an interview if your application is successful.

No agencies please.

If you can't see a role that you're suitable for, but feel like we'd make a perfect match, email us a CV and covering letter detailing why you think that's the case and if we agree, we'll be in touch to discuss your application further.

Why work for us?

In addition to a competitive basic salary and generous, flexible benefits scheme, we offer a great working atmosphere in a friendly and supportive team, challenging and interesting projects, and the freedom to think creatively and innovate.

Find out more about working for CG Kineo and our Graduate Scheme.