Educational Content Creator - Job Description

Future in Perspective is growing quickly, and we have created a new educational content developer role within our team. The main purpose of the role is to write, produce and design training and course materials for our diverse range of learners across many subjects. We work in Ireland and across Europe so you will have expose to leading experts in a range of academic and implementation fields. You will be developing training content that is fresh, current, and centred around our brand promise of educational innovation.

Our current assignments are focussed on entrepreneurship, climate action, mental health, coaching and talent management, social inclusion, rural development, and integration, therefore some experience in these fields would be advantageous; however, we will provide training and induction as required.

We have five positions available at present. These positions will be demanding, with tight deadlines and complex challenges that require high levels of analysis and creative thinking. You will be at the heart of the success of the company through development of effective and efficient training content that delivers an outstanding training experience for learners and stakeholders.

Main duties will include:

  • Design, develop, author, narrate, record, edit, and implement innovative training content and e-learning including handouts, checklists, manuals, tests/quizzes, presentations, scripts, video, audio, etc.
  • Produce, edit, and deliver engaging training content using challenge-based, gamification and inquiry-based learning approaches for e-learning platforms and MOOCs.
  • Deliver and attend training for 2 to 4 days per month to ensure material is effective and to improve current training portfolio.
  • Design and develop learning outcomes assessment activities, including assessment questions, scenarios, and simulations.
  • Proof-read and edit content for proper use of grammar, punctuation, style, and pedagogic guidelines.
  • Review and test content for accuracy and usability.
  • Review and evaluate training materials and programmes as part of our continuous improvement quality programme.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Excellent English written skills required with working knowledge of referencing frameworks (Harvard, APA, etc.)
  • Create engaging, interactive, and effective training and performance support materials that enable course-learning objectives and enhance performance.
  • Strong research, writing, and training content development skills, with focused attention to detail with the ability to analyse, organise, and effectively communicate complex ideas through writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and provide professional narration for recorded training resources.
  • Strong proficiency with MS Word & PowerPoint.
  • Strong proficiency in using Google Drive, DropBox and other digital sharing platforms.
  • Ability to quickly learn subject matter.
  • Resourceful in finding information and fact checking.
  • Multitasking skills and the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Experience of working in project teams with proven ability to take initiative and to take ownership for work
  • Good attention to detail, technologically adaptable

Educational Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience gained in a relevant working environment.
  • Proven content development, research or writing skills. Samples of relevant work should be provided at application stage.

Terms of Employment

This is a 40-hours per week, full-time contract up to 31st December 2023 subject to the satisfactory completion of a probation period. The nature of the work may require EU travel as the scope of our work at European level.

Salary scale: €28,600 to €34,800 depending on skills and experience

The annual leave entitlement is twenty-five (25) days per annum, pro-rata for shorter periods. Entitlement to leave for Public Holidays is in accordance with the terms of the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997. Future in Perspective is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

All documentation received by the company will be processed in accordance with the relevant applicable data protection legislation. The information will only be used in the processing of job applications and for ongoing administrative purposes with job candidates.

This position is funded through European Erasmus+ Programme 2021 - 2026.

To apply: please submit a CV and cover letter outlining reasons for your suitability for your chosen position to jobs.fipl@gmail.com. Closing date for receipt of applications isFriday, 11th March 2022. Late applications will not be considered. Shortlisting will apply and selection process will comprise two elements – skills demonstration and interview (same day). Candidates from non-traditional backgrounds are especially welcome.