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These are our current vacancies.

If you feel you would enjoy any of these roles and would like to submit an application, using the 'Apply' button below, send an up-to-date CV (2-page max), together with a cover letter that addresses how you meet the job description and a personal statement outlining your passions, career goals and any experiences that you feel contribute to your application.

Instructional Course Designer  
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31st January 2020
£25,000 p.a.
Two Days per Week
Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne
Low
Role Summary We are seeking an aspiring instructional course (IC) designer to be involved in our innovative SME Development Club innovative solution, bringing "big corporate" levels of quality for learning and development to small to medium sized enterprises at a price that makes sense to them. This position will start as part-time temporary, but the intent is to make it full-time and permanent as the company grows. If you have some experience as an IC Designer that's great, but it is not necessary.
Entreprenurial Spirit Being part of a new, innovative company is exciting but not without its challenges. The individual we seek must be very flexible and willing to learn quickly while we refine the business model. A self-starter who is highly organised and prides themselves on high quantity and high quality output. We are less interested in skills (we can teach those) than we are in passion to create something better and something worthwhile. Someone aspiring to gain full CIPD or ASTD credentials over time (with our help) would be of special interest. This is not a job creating training material, it is a cause that inspires humanity to perform at constantly better levels.
The Role In the early stages, the IC designer will create course content - naturally - but also teach some of the topics to a wide variety of people and perhaps take part in sales opportunities/events. In time, the role will specialise and perhaps two years from now, the focus will be almost entirely on IC development although we always expect wide flexibility in all our roles. Some familiarity with the "Nine Events of Instruction" model of Gagné will be useful, but if you recognise yourself in the book "The Accidental Course Designer" by Cammy Bean, you're likely to be on our hot list. We design for instructor-led, online and alternative/experiential learning methods, so if you have ideas about training that most people don't use yet, or haven't thought of, we will be all ears. Our clients are all small to medium sized growing organisations. They need engaged, creative people working for them. We take some responsibility for making that happen. "Creativity in the workplace starts with creativity in education." — Adobe
Key Responsibilities
  • Performing needs assessments for new or upgraded courses. Designing courses to be part of a curriculum. Identification of best-method to get the knowledge across to people, which may involve all forms of training.
  • Design and structure course content to ensure that learners remain engaged from the beginning to end. Use of novel rewards to encourage and support learning will be required. The IC Designer would focus on how content is to be organised: Flow of information is sequential and smooth without losing context, moving from complex, simple, or elaborate concepts in an uncluttered manner that caters effectively to a wide variety of learners.
  • The IC Designer will get to work in close collaboration with the respective Subject Matter Expert (SME) or experts for any given topic and will be responsible for curating the most relevant content to include in the course, but to devise modes of assessment and interactions (tests, quizzes etc.) to ensure optimum effectiveness. This will often include 90-day, 180-day and 270-day follow up with participants.
  • The IC Designer will be required to maintain relationships with a wide range of interested parties (faculty, Subject Matter Experts, students, tech teams) and to network with people in many industries. This requires enormous significant communication of all kinds (writing, speaking, listening, presenting) and this job personifies "collaboration".
Tools We use Apple Computers, Keynote, Numbers and Pages, Camtasia and our online learning is provided on TalentLMS. We use Skype, Zoom and other video conferencing facilities. If you are familiar with these, great. If not, you can learn them easily. If you've used MS-Office, we use that as a backup and your skills will be highly transferrable.
Future What could the future hold? We don't know but we want to be sure we are part of making it happen. Our clients need to know skills, but they also need to know how to learn continuously. Learning, thanks to new technology, can be delivered in very short bursts and only at the time a person needs it. We love new concepts such as massively open online courses. For our roles, as the company grows, these will become permanent and the early team members will be rewarded with options of ownership in the company. Given the pace of change in this continually evolving field, IC Designers that want to keep up and better, want to drive the learning transformation that’s just over the horizon, have immense career growth to look forward to.

To Apply to any of these jobs, use the 'Apply' button below and place the position title in the subject line of your email. Attach an up-to-date CV (2-page max), together with a cover letter that addresses how you meet the job description and a personal statement outlining your career goals and any experiences that you feel contribute to your application. All applicants will receive a response.


Business Development Manager  
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31st January 2020
£25,000 p.a. plus incentive
Two Days per Week
Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne
Low
Role Summary We are seeking a dynamic, aspiring business development manager to be involved in marketing our innovative SME Development Club learning solution, bringing "big corporate" levels of quality for learning and development to small to medium sized enterprises at a price that makes sense to them. This position will start as part-time temporary, but the intent is to make it full-time and permanent as the company grows.
Entreprenurial Spirit Being part of a new, innovative company is exciting but not without its challenges. The individual we seek must be very flexible and willing to learn quickly while we refine the business model. A self-starter who is highly organised and prides themselves on high quantity and high quality relationships with regional business owners.
The Role The Business Development Manager will create a sales strategy to visit regional SME businesses and identify those that match our criteria for Club membership. The post holder will be expected to be familiar with all the topics we provide learning and development activities on.
Key Responsibilities
  • Visiting business owners and HR managers of SME organisations to understand their needs and determine if our SME Development Club model is the right fit for them.
  • Obtaining information on the main topics SME businesses need for their staff, the frequency and level of competency and all other parameters that would make the SME staff successful.
  • Participate in regional events designed to expose SME businesses to better learning and development oportunities.
  • To obtain applications from SMEs for potential membership in our Clubs.
Tools We use Apple Computers, Keynote, Numbers and Pages, Camtasia and our online learning is provided on TalentLMS. We use Skype, Zoom and other video conferencing facilities. If you are familiar with these, great. If not, you can learn them easily. If you've used MS-Office, we use that as a backup and your skills will be highly transferrable.

To Apply to any of these jobs, use the 'Apply' button below and place the position title in the subject line of your email. Attach an up-to-date CV (2-page max), together with a cover letter that addresses how you meet the job description and a personal statement outlining your career goals and any experiences that you feel contribute to your application. All applicants will receive a response.