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Instructional Designer

  • Location: The South West
  • Organisation: British Gymnastics
  • Salary: £22,250 - £26,961 per annum
  • Contract: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 28 July 2018 | Strategy & Research

British Gymnastics has the following permanent post based at Lilleshall National Sport Centre

Instructional Designer

37 hours per week

£22,250 - £26,961 per annum (dependent upon experience)

+ pension benefit + 34 days annual leave (includes Bank Holidays and Company Days)

British Gymnastics is the UK Governing Body for gymnastics.  We exist to support, lead and inspire all those involved or interested in gymnastics; from the creation of new programmes and activities at grass roots level in the community, to the development of talent producing international gymnasts.


The overall purpose of this role is to support the organisation-wide strategic approach to the development of technology-enhanced learning; specifically to scope, design, develop and test new instructional material for use within a broad range of established instructor-led courses.

The Role

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Lead on the creation of high quality online learning content, working with SMEs to define content and collaborating with a range of BG departments as required
  • Collaborating with a range of BG departments as part of the production process
  • Developing course content and ensuring an engaging customer experience based on agreed business requirements.
  • Building professional eLearning courses that will integrate with a Moodle Learning Management System and other virtual or mobile learning platforms, including: curriculum development, scripting content, editing/integrating interactive multimedia such as video clips or web casts, creating quizzes and assessments etc.
  • Supporting the testing of content and courses in line with testing plans, making recommendations as appropriate
  • Working in conjunction with colleagues in Marketing & Communications to ensure corporate brand style and standards are applied
  • Selecting/using a variety of techniques for defining and sequencing instructional content/strategies
  • Plan the design and development of training programmes and courses, including selecting the appropriate delivery methods and content sources

The Person

The ideal individual will have/be able to demonstrate:

  • A sound knowledge and application of established eLearning methodologies (ISD, ADDIE); current research, theory and practice of instructional design, including ethical and legal issues; and web based eLearning standards and specifications (SCORM, xAPI)
  • Experience of technical writing, curriculum development, course design and evaluation methods within a virtual/eLearning environment
  • A good working knowledge of industry-standard eLearning development/authoring software tools (e.g. Adobe, Articulate); relevant coding languages (e.g. Java, HTML5); and knowledge of mobile learning principles (HTML5, responsive web design)
  • The ability to provide guidance on/support the development of eLearning content and capabilities within the project team
  • Experience of developing learning programmes, identifying the best approach from a variety of intervention methods
  • Experience of applying sound quality assurance practices to ensure the learning product achieves the organisations goals
  • The ability to prioritise tasks to ensure the learning interventions are aligned with the learning outcomes/assessment criteria
  • The ability to prioritise tasks to ensure the learning interventions are aligned with the learning outcomes/assessment criteria
  • Use of own initiative when recommending course/content developments

British Gymnastics is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a discrimination-free working environment. We are committed to an action plan and policy in line with the Equality Act 2010, which ensures that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of a protected characteristic.

To apply for this post please complete and return an Application Form along with a copy of your CV. To download an Application Form please visit the website.

Completed applications are to be returned by post or email to

British Gymnastics, HR Department, Lilleshall National Sports Centre,

Newport, Shropshire TF10 9NB

Tel: 0345 129 7 129 ext 2398


Interview date: Week Commencing: 8 August 2016

Interview Venue: Lilleshall National Sports Centre

Unfortunately, only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 28 July 2016.

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