Job title:  Instructional Designer/ Web Content Developer

Location:  Institute for Optimum Nutrition, Richmond, London

Contract:  Full-time, 12 months FTC

Salary:  From £30,000+ DOE


The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is one of the UK’s longest established, and most respected higher education institution and thought leader in nutritional therapy and lifestyle sciences.  This is an exciting time at the Institute as we look to grow and develop new programmes and awards and you’ll have the opportunity to join a fun, hard-working, experienced and nurturing team, and get involved with activities and developmental projects across the organisation. 

At ION we aim to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding learning experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich our communities. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences to build our global learning community. 

We are seeking to appoint an Instructional Designer/ Web Content Developer on a twelve-month fixed term maternity cover contract.  This exciting and varied role is at the heart of all learning and development e-solutions within the Institute and has two primary remits: 1) to be responsible for the on-going development of the Moodle virtual learning environment/ learning management system (VLE/ LMS), and 2) to be the technical lead for some digital infrastructures including lecture capture/broadcast, website, CRM and eCommerce platforms.

You’ll be confident working to promote and develop our VLE (Moodle) and other online platforms to enhance independent learning and wider engagement with the organisation. If you’re into technology, love using systems and IT in a wide range of contexts, then this could well be the next role for you.

Your priorities will include:

  • Module production - Supporting programmes and teaching staff (academics/clinicians) in the design and development of modules for face-to-face, online distance and blended delivery.
  • Virtual learning environment maintenance and support - Maintaining the current virtual learning environment by providing technical support to users (students and staff).
  • Learning design advisory - Advising academics in relation to enhancing learning and teaching experiences in courses/modules.
  • Website administration – Support the marketing and corporate services staff in the design, development and maintenance of the main website and eCommerce platform.
  • Data administration – Support marketing and corporate services staff in managing data in the CRM.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Experienced in a similar role and/or a qualification in a design related discipline
  • You will be experienced in using Moodle, content authoring tools, Adobe CC and Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to code in HTML (not necessarily from scratch, but with minimum ability to correctly manipulate existing code)
  • Experience of designing resources, activities and assessment for face-to-face, online distance and blended learners
  • Experience of developing modules and content in a virtual learning environment such as Moodle/Blackboard etc
  • Experience of website administration
  • You will be confident in managing conflicting demands and changing priorities and be able to meet deadlines
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills will come naturally to you
  • You will enjoy working in a team but also be able to show that when required you can work independently

To apply please complete the job application form and send to [email protected].


Committed to Equality and Diversity, The Institute for Optimum Nutrition is an independent educational charity. Registered company number 2724405, registered charity number 1013084.