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Instructional Designer (ILT)

£350 - £400 per day
  • Ref: 3586
  • Contract
  • Home-based

We’re looking for an experienced Instructional Designer (ID), who specialises in designing face-to-face, Instructor Led Training (ILT) design to join us on a short-term basis initially (estimated to be around 8 weeks, working with one of our new clients. This is a remote and home working role within the UK, however, there is a requirement to travel to the client’s location (YORK) for certain stages of the project.

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The project you will be dedicated to, involves the end-to-end redesign of an existing induction program. You’ll be responsible for reviewing existing material, collating any questions you have for an SME, then defining new learning outcomes and creating the high level/outline design of the new program. As safety is heavily regulated within the client’s industry, all current safety-related outcomes must be covered in the new program, and an audit document created to indicate where all safety-critical learning outcomes are covered.

The new program will be themed to align with the customer journey and experience. Threaded learning design will be a critical factor to the success of the program, so experience of this approach is essential to the role. Once the high level/outline design has been signed-off, you’ll begin the detailed design of each session within the program. As part of this stage, any media assets required will need to be storyboarded and approved, prior to briefing our inhouse creative team.

When the detailed design has been approved, you’ll then need to prepare for, set-up, and run a thorough train the trainer (TTT) with the clients internal L&D trainers and be able to support the pilot session for the new program.


  • Able to create facilitator guides and learning activities that can flex to audience profile.
  • Confidence in delivering thorough train-the-trainer (TTT) events.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communication
  • Logical and methodical
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and deliver to hard deadlines.


  • Specialist in face-to-face instructor led training ILT
  • Experience of designing threaded induction programs
  • Expert level experience of adult learning principles
  • Experienced with 4-box communication model.


  • Relevant educationalTraining qualifications are advantageous, but not required.


  • Relevant educationalTraining qualifications are advantageous, but not required.
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Design and develop solutions

Create and manage content
3 – Advanced

(Co-)Creating relevant learning content using sound learning design principles, and ensuring content is aligned with needs analysis and learning solution design and assessment strategy. Editing content when required to maintain, accuracy and relevance.

4 – Strategic

Gathering, verifying, adding meaning to, organising and sharing information/resources to serve a defined learning- or performance-related purpose. Using digital tools and non-digital /manual techniques to achieve this.

Design and develop solutions
4 – Strategic

(Co-)Designing and developing learning experiences and solutions that include appropriate formal and informal learning solutions, resources and performance support, ensuring that business, performance and learner requirements are met.

Enable change
4 – Strategic

Engaging, empowering and accelerating individuals, groups and organisations to facilitate their optimal change journey in a sustainable way that positively affects performance. Building individual resilience and organisational agility during episodic and continuous change.

Manage projects
2 – Proficient

Initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the work of teams on L&D projects to achieve goals and meet success criteria.

Performance support
4 – Strategic

Ensuring resources are available for improving performance, tagging and placing them within the context of the workflow and need as an output of performance consulting, the information architecture and learning solution design.

Facilitate learning

Facilitate face-to-face learning
4 – Strategic

Facilitating face-to-face learning events, using engaging facilitation skills to actively involve people in learning, motivate them to adopt desired behaviours and meet agreed session outcomes.

Support learning

Support coaching
4 – Strategic

Building a culture of coaching where coaching is available at all levels of the organisation. Developing the skills of, and providing support to, leaders and managers to coach individuals and groups.

Support mentoring
4 – Strategic

Structuring a programme of support and guidance to members of the organisation via mentoring. Supporting development and application of skills by others to help people build successful mentoring relationships.

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