Instructional Designer, Bristol

Up to £38,000 pa + holidays

Posted 3 weeks ago | ref: 230275

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Digital Instructional Designer

  • 12-month fixed term contract
  • Up to £38,000 pa
  • Hybrid home working available

The role

Our client is a leading skills & training provider who is currently undergoing a strong period of growth and expansion. In this tole you will support the development of online and blended learning and assessment resources and processes across the organisation.


Liaise with key stakeholders/Subject Matter Experts to produce exceptional online learning and assessment experiences.

  • Help maintain and improve current course
  • Plan, develop, create, and implement new online course materials and take responsibility for Apprenticeship programme overall design on Bud and Canvas platforms as appropriate
  • Work with the helpdesk team to produce guidance for apprentices and assessors
  • Spearhead the development and production of video and audio content for richer learning experiences.
  • Provide guidance and advice on best practice in the appropriate use of learning technology.
  • Work with colleagues to plan deadlines for delivery of content and manage each project to ensure that these are met.
  • Proofread and ensure the professional layout of relevant written material
  • (including online).
  • Ensure that resources are produced in accordance with established QA practices (e.g. templates, version control, file management, document classification).
  • Keep up-to-date with best practice in instructional design (e.g. new technology and methods) ensuring that the organisation’s output is relevant and leading edge.

Skills & experience

This is a hands-on role and the postholder will be expected to plan, produce and deliver high quality output while maintaining impeccable attention to detail. You must have effective project management skills, remaining calm under pressure, and a good personal manner.

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience of working with subject matter experts to design online or blended learning for training, adult or higher education – ideally within an educational environment.
  • Experience working with content management or virtual learning systems (e.g. Drupal, Canvas etc).
  • Passionate about online learning and assessment with a drive to constantly improve
  • Track record of working and multiple projects side-by-side while maintaining high quality deliverable to the agreed
  • Exceptional attention to
  • At least a good functioning level of HTML and
  • Expert level knowledge and experience of general software, e.g. Microsoft Office and
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite/CC.
  • Experience of developing scorm packages in Articulate Storyline.

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.