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Current vacancies:

Digital Learning Developer

  • Reporting to: Head of Learning
  • Hours: Full time: Mon – Fri, (9 am – 5 pm) 35 hours per week

You will contribute to the charity’s mission and vision by collaborating with colleagues and feline subject matter experts to lead the learning design and development of existing and new online courses, including tutor-led, self-paced and micro-learning. You will have a solid understanding of the educational opportunities via online learning. You will be developing online courses (some of which may require external accreditation/recognition) and learning pathways for a wide range of stakeholders interested in cats, using a combination of effective pedagogical strategies and online tools.


  • To work with subject matter experts to understand target learner groups and their needs (e.g. those working with unowned cats) and then to design and deliver creative and high-quality online learning solutions
  • To use internal project management processes and tools to deliver new or updated learning solutions
  • To plan and run learning design workshops with internal and external subject matter experts
  • To apply effective and appropriate learning theory and design to developing content
  • To create, maintain and refresh existing courses delivered via the Brightspace virtual learning environment
  • To plan and manage the freelance resources as and when required
  • To ensure courses reach external accreditation/recognition where required, e.g. the advanced behaviour certificate through Animal Behaviour and Training Council course recognition
  • Explore and generate new ideas for learning delivery or approaches to learning design
  • To liaise and provide support to associate markers when marking student assessments
  • Actively engage in the learning technology community to stay abreast of the latest research and developments in distance learning
  • To support the Head of Learning in delivering the departmental objectives and operational plan
  • To support Learning Administrator and Customer Service teams to resolve learner queries
  • Build and maintain relationships with other departments (admin support, marketing, markers, finance etc) and liaise with them on course development, delivery, and marketing.
  • Responsible for H&S, ensuring safe practice, reporting any risks identified, ensuring data protection is maintained for all members, clients, and Company data – liaising with Data Protection Manager (DPM) on any issues or concerns

Essential experience, skills, and qualifications

  • Learning design qualification or relevant background and experience in designing online learning and assessments
  • Understanding of the feline welfare sector in relation to the online educational landscape
  • Experience in engaging and building relationships with subject matter experts to develop and deliver online learning
  • Experience in learning design and leading course development
  • Understanding of learning theory and application of online development and delivery
  • Experience in the use of learning management systems and learning authoring tools (e.g. Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle, Articulate, H5P, Adobe Captivate)
  • Experience in administering learning management systems
  • Experience in project management in learning design and development projects
  • Experience in working with external organisations for course accreditation/recognition
  • Good understanding of online learning and assessment design best practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use a range of web platforms or willingness to learn and ideally experience of Mac operating system
  • High level of organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and manage workload
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the ethos and values of the charity.
  • Must demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality in all aspects of the role

To apply: Please send your CV and covering letter outlining your interest in the role to:  – HR Director

alex.bradley@international Cat – Senior Digital Learning Designer

Closing date: 15th May 2022  

Location: Our roles are based at our office in Tisbury, Wiltshire. However, we are operating hybrid working and attendance in the office is necessary but managed around meetings, collaboration / team-working activities, work requirements and training as required.