Moodle Content and Web Developer

Institute for Optimum Nutrition
Richmond, UK
08 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Moodle Content and Web Developer

Institute for Optimum Nutrition

Richmond, London

From £30,000+ DOE

Full-time, 12 months FTC

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 a Web and Moodle 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 (VLE), 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:
  • You will be confident in managing conflicting demands and changing priorities and be able to meet deadlines
  • Experienced in a similar role and/or a qualification in a design 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.
  • You will be experienced in using Microsoft packages, web and social media
  • 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 submit a covering letter and CV by midday on Thursday 18th July.

Recruitment timeline
  1. Applications close midday Thursday 18th July
  2. First interviews and assessment week commencing Monday 22nd July
  3. Second interviews Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th July
  4. Offer made Wednesday 30th July
  5. Start date Monday 2nd September


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