Senior Learning Experience Designer

Clinical Care Innovation · London, Greater London
Department Clinical Care Innovation
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Job overview:

The Senior Learning Experience (LX) Designer will be responsible for leading the discovery phases of the initiation of the learning experience project and responsible for leading the quality execution of the designs based on the discovery. This individual will also be responsible for corresponding actively with the LX Designer and LX Developer to ensure clear handover of design and development tasks. 

The role requires continued collaboration with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) appointed for the various content development projects to gather feedback and share content for feedback. This individual will work closely with the LMS Administrators to determine technical feasibility of learning interactions envisioned during the discovery phases to check capacity to implement.

The Senior LX Designer will work closely with the Senior LX Manager to finalise Design Specifications and provide update on project timelines as a key correspondent with the SMEs and internal LX team themselves. In addition, this individual will contribute to the optimisation of the LX products as well as the internal design processes by actively engaging in data analysis.

Company overview: 

COMPASS Pathways plc (Nasdaq: CMPS) is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Our focus is on improving the lives of those who are suffering with mental health challenges and who are not helped by current treatments. We are pioneering the development of a new model of psilocybin therapy, in which our proprietary formulation of synthetic psilocybin, COMP360, is administered in conjunction with psychological support.

COMP360 has been designated a Breakthrough Therapy by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has received Innovative Licensing and Access Pathway (ILAP) designation in the UK for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). We have completed a phase IIb clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for TRD, in 22 sites across Europe and North America. This was the largest randomised, controlled, double-blind psilocybin therapy clinical trial ever conducted, and our topline data showed a statistically significant (p<0.001) and clinically relevant improvement in depressive symptom severity after three weeks for patients who received a single high dose of COMP360 psilocybin with psychological support. We are also running a phase II clinical trial of COMP360 psilocybin therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). COMPASS is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in New York and San Francisco in the US. Our vision is a world of mental wellbeing.

Reports to: The Senior Learning Experience Designer will report to the Senior Learning Experience Manager.

Location: The role will be based in our London, UK or our New York, US office  with hybrid working opportunity.  

Roles and responsibilities

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

Discovery & planning

  • Engage SMEs, clinical members, and other key stakeholders in discovery and need-finding workshops
  • Create learner personas and measurable learning objectives to inform the design of learning experiences
  • Write Design Specifications and collaborate with the LX team to identify design solutions for the training
  • Utilise experience in contemporary methods of adult learning theory, online and mobile learning, and curriculum design to create new learning experiences for clinicians
  • Contribute positively to the open, curious, and compassionate culture of the LX team and its core stakeholder groups
  • Run content writing workshops with SMEs and other content writers to ensure consistency in the approach to writing for learning

Design & development

  • Work with SMEs to write raw content for learning experiences and coordinate with LX Manager to resolve blockers, outstanding clinical queries, and timeline implications
  • Coordinate with other designers and developers on LX projects from inception to implementation to ensure high-quality delivery of courses
  • Work closely with the LX Designer to provide guidance on refining storyboards and multimedia assets
  • Support transfer of finalised storyboards and multimedia assets between LX Designer and LX Developer
  • Collaborate with the Research team to determine appropriate assessment and evaluation metrics in accordance with Bloom’s Taxonomy and Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation

Data analysis & optimisation

  • Engage with in-depth analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data to distil key insights about the training offering that highlight opportunities for LX iteration
  • Contribute to the thought leadership on best practices in learning experience design by identifying innovative technologies and approaches
  • Collaborate with the LX team to iterate the internal module scoping processes to continue improving the existing training materials




  • Experience in designing and facilitating interactive learning experiences and designing curricula based on experiential learning, adult learning principles, and using blended learning and innovative learning technologies
  • Passion for and strong experience in effective SME collaborations and communication
  • Highly organised and ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects
  • Highly creative and open to feedback from various stakeholders
  • Ability to take leadership in executing tasks and being responsible for communicating progress and updates effectively and regularly
  • Strong insight into Articulate 360 capabilities including Rise and Storyline
  • Displays great alignment with the COMPASS values


  • Some experience in distilling data points to contribute to the refinement of learning designs
  • Some experience in managing a team of creatives
  • Experience in utilising design thinking approaches
  • Bachelors degree in Education, Curriculum Design, Organizational Development, Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Educational technology, or related field
  • Some experience with Learning Management Systems

Equal opportunities:


US applicants

COMPASS Pathways is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military service, genetic information, familial or marital status, or any other status, category, or characteristic protected by applicable law.


UK applicants

We are proud of our commitment to diversity and equality (pursuant to the Equality Act 2010). We do not discriminate based upon race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability.

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  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Department
    Clinical Care Innovation
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience