Instructional Designer – Remote

Instructional Designer – Remote

Job title:       Instructional Designer
Location:       Home based with some travel required
Salary:            From
£27,000 per annum depending on experience


Helping talent thrive.
It starts with our winning team.

Our handpicked, trusted people demonstrate their specialist
knowledge in all that they do, and through our infectious and transferable
passion and energy, we motivate and invigorate those around us to be the best
they can be.

Paragon Skills are an Ofsted Grade ‘Good’ provider, winning
awards such as Care Services Apprenticeship Provider of the Year in 2021 and
being awarded Gold for both Investors in People, and Investors in Young People.
We are very proud of these successes, which have earned us the title of one of
the UK’s leading training providers.

About the role:

Using your strong experience
within the EdTech sector, you will provide specialist advice and knowledge to
colleagues to support curriculum development. You will plan, design and develop
impactful learning products to ensure our learners receive an outstanding
teaching and learning experience.

Your project
management skills will see you working on numerous projects at once, from
development of Explainer Videos to supporting the maintenance of programmes on
our Learning Management System.

What will you be

Provide specialist advice and knowledge to
colleagues to support curriculum development, including ideas and support.
Bring about innovation to the role and department

Plan, design and develop impactful learning
products which satisfy identified learning outcomes, mostly for apprenticeships
but not limited to

Create interactive e-learning modules from
storyboards, using Articulate 360 and Storyline which will be exported as a
SCORM file and added to our LMS

Lead on the development of Explainer Videos,
using appropriate software to design and create innovative videos that can be
added to the LMS

Prioritise effectively and work on multiple
project deliverables with tight deadlines, ensuring the Digital Curriculum
Manager is kept up to date

Support the curriculum team and others on
ensuring documents are branded correctly, in line with our brand standards

Maintain and update content management and
development processes to meet the needs of users

Develop learning material that suits all
abilities to ensure no learner is left behind even if they lack digital skills

Support the maintenance of programmes on the
LMS, including updating content, keeping track of version numbers and adding of
new programmes

Maintain CPD in the EdTech area to seek out the
latest products and market trends and bring back to the department for

Promote and safeguard the welfare of children
and young people you are responsible for or come into contact with

Be aware of GDPR legislation and comply with all
data protection requirements

What we need from

Strong experience within a similar role within
the EdTech sector, designing and developing e-learning content and Explainer

Experience within the apprenticeship/ work based
learning sector is advantageous but is not essential

Strong project management skills with the
ability to juggle numerous priorities and tasks

Graphic design skills with the ability to use
this to create impactful learning materials 

Excellent communication skills, written, in
person and via telephone/ Teams with the ability to communicate confidently
with colleagues and clients at all levels

Exceptional administrative skills with a keen
eye for detail and ability to maintain accurate records at all times

Confident and advanced user of MS Office
packages including Excel, with the ability to learn new systems quickly

Ability to work independently with little
supervision – experience of working from home is preferred 

Ambitious and target orientated with a drive to
succeed in everything that you do

Enjoys being challenged and finding new and
innovative ways of working

Flexible and adaptable to change with the
ability to take ownership of tasks

Live by our Paragon Skills values (our 5 Es) in
all that you do

A commitment to your own personal development by
challenging yourself and learning new skills

High integrity and level of discretion 

GCSE Maths and English Level C/4 or above

Driving licence with access to a car insured for
business use and ability to travel for team meetings/ 1:1s 

What’s in it for you?

Paragon Skills is an inclusive, welcoming and supportive
place to work with a fantastic culture which supports your own learning and
development and career growth. In addition to this, we are proud to offer
Paragon Choices, our suite of optional and core benefits including life
assurance and income protection. We also have the following benefits available
for all colleagues:

Increasing holiday entitlement each year up to
25 days, plus an additional 3 days at Christmas and a holiday purchase scheme

Perkbox – a suite of lifestyle benefits and
wellness tools

Recognition and long service awards to celebrate
our colleagues’ commitment to Paragon Skills

Colleague referral bonus payments

Going for Gold incentive scheme to reward top

Three days paid volunteering leave and corporate
conscience initiatives

We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a guaranteed
interview scheme in place to ensure that nobody is overlooked or discriminated
against because of their disability. If you meet the minimum criteria when you
apply and you have informed us in your application that you have a disability,
you will be guaranteed an interview for that role. 

To promote and maintain an inclusive working environment, as
part of your application process we will ask you to share data on certain characteristics.
These answers will not form part of the selection and recruitment process and
will not be shared with anyone outside of the People Team.

Paragon Skills is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing
of our learners and colleagues and we implement robust safer recruitment
practices to support this. Dependant on the role you are applying for, we may
undertake a number of necessary checks to confirm you are suitable to work with
children and vulnerable adults, which may include a Disclosure and Barring
Service check. We are also committed to promoting equality and inclusion
throughout our colleague and learner populations.

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