E-Learning Developer - Flexible Working Available

Expiring today

04 May 2021
11 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Aberdeen, Brighton and Hove, Cardiff, Colchester, Dover, Falmouth, Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool, Milford Haven, Plymouth, Southampton, Sunderland

About the job

We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Do you have experience of using E-Learning Development tools?

Are you someone that can create an engaging learning experience using a range of digital media approaches?

Can you bring with you your experience of maximising the learner journey using a Learning Management System?

If so, then this is the perfect role for you! If you would like the opportunity to be part of a team that creates new ways of learning then please apply, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Job description

HM Coastguard (HMCG) is the operational arm of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) with responsibility for 6 key functions - Search and Rescue, Pollution Response, Vessel Traffic Management, Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Emergency and Disaster management.

This role will be responsible and accountable for the design, script, build and test of online and offline quality digital learning solutions within HMCG and other digitally delivered training, such as virtual classrooms. Defining and driving digital learning standards that ensure outputs are consistent and are of a high quality. Identifying innovative approaches that will improve the digital learning we can offer. Line managing the Junior Instructional Designer and project managing internal and external digital learning developments. Accountable to the Senior Instructional Designer, Head of Technical Training and Development and Senior Officers Group (SOG).


Responsibilities but not limited to

- Leading on design, scripting, building and testing of high quality digital learning materials using a range of different approaches and development tools including interactive e-learning, animated videos and videos

- Completing training needs analysis with relevant areas of HMCG to define and design appropriate approaches

- Managing Subject Matter Expert (SME) relationships and managing facilitated sessions to ensure content is appropriate

- Building and directing virtual classroom sessions, creating a professional experience that supports the trainer and engages the learner

- Researching and recommending new approaches for digital learning delivery based on new technical developments as they occur

- Project managing internal and external digital learning developments.

- Managing reporting requirements, ensuring robust reporting data is available as required.

For more details on this role, please see the attached role profile included in this advert

About you

To be successful you will need to be someone who has excellent interpersonal skills, being able to communicate complex and sometimes technical information to others so it is easy to understand.

You have experience of delivering effective E-learning solutions, using development tools such as Articulate and Adapt to create an engaging interactive learning experience.

You can work effectively to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple workstreams, managing your time efficiently to produce work to a high standard.

You enjoy engaging with others at all levels, being able to maintain and build strong working relationships with others through various digital technologies.

Additional information

We are following current government guidelines and working remotely, if successful you will be provided with IT equipment to carry out your duties remotely. Once we can return to office, you will be provided with full notice.

Due to the nature of this role there will be some travel involved which will occur once a month, of which will include some overnight stays. If successful you will be based in your nearest MCA office.

N.B as there will be travel involved, you will need to hold a full valid driving licence


Full valid driving licence


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Leadership


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.

This vacancy is using Success Profiles. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For this role we will assess your Changing and Improving, Communicating and Influencing, Developing Self and Others, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Leadership.

The sift is due to take place from the 12th to 14th of May 2021

Interview/assessment will be held w/c 7th of June 2021

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:

• an interview and a presentation

How to apply

As part of your application please provide us a CV that outlines your current skills, experience and tailor this to the role. Please provide us with a personal statement demonstrating the following:

Please provide us with an example of an E-learning solution you have provided, and explain to us how you considered the learner experience in your approach.

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Henrietta Palmer Email :   [email protected]   Recruitment team : Email :   [email protected] Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: [email protected] If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here (https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/) to visit Civil Service Commission

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