Job description


Learning Designer (0551)

  • Salary:
    £33,500 per annum
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
    Research & Operational Support
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Full Time

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

The overall purpose of the role is to work with employees across The Donkey Sanctuary to create course activities, assessments, and wider digital content.. Part of your role will be to contribute to the establishment of mechanisms for building transformational and engaging student-centred learning experiences to improve the lives of donkeys and mules. Such programmes will be set at a variety of different levels; up to and including degree level and will be delivered in a wide range of global environments. Using the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) you will develop innovative resources and approaches that will measurably enhance the effectiveness of the learning and training programmes run eternally by The Donkey Sanctuary worldwide. To help foster both a creative and critically reflective approach to the educational offer of The Donkey Sanctuary. To help disseminate findings and results to wider audiences through reports, presentations and publication.

You will provide pedagogic advice, guidance, encouragement, and support regarding the design and construction of online programmes and course content. You will also help to design creative evaluation mechanisms that are both interactive and engaging, and provide not only a compelling learning experience, but also provide robust data for design development.

Experience of running and facilitating learning design workshops is crucial for this role and as well as successfully collaborating with other departments to gather the information and keeping up to date on issues that are covered in the courses. You will provide appropriate support to employees who will have significantly different levels of experience of learning technologies, digital tools, and online learning systems.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This role is based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty – This a ‘full-time’ permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week with home working available 2 days a week.

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 12 August 2020.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

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Trow Farm
Trow Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, EX10 0NU
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