Job title:  Instructional Designer/ Moodle Administrator

Location:  Homebased with some travel to Richmond, London

Contract:  0.6 FTE (3 days pw), 6 month Fixed Term Contract

Salary:  £30,000 pro rata


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/ Moodle Administrator on a six-month fixed term cover contract.  This exciting and varied role is at the heart of all learning and development e-solutions within the Institute and carries two primary remits: 1) to be responsible for the on-going maintenance and administration of the Moodle virtual learning environment/ learning management system (VLE/ LMS) and 2) to design, and host, new learning materials for new programmes accepting students from September 2020.

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.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You will be confident in managing a variety of demands and changing priorities and be able to meet deadlines
  • Experienced in a similar role or a qualification in a related discipline
  • 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 including some coding.
  • 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

How to apply

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter detailing how your experience matches you to this role and send to [email protected].

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is an independent educational charity, registered company number 2724405, registered charity number 1013084.  We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. All staff are expected to understand and promote equality and diversity in the course of their work. 

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as they are currently under-represented across our workforce. Appointments are made on merit.