Learning Technologist

Posting Date: 15 January 2020

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, GB, SN15 4XX

Company: Babcock

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Learning Technologist

About the role


Would you like to work in a fast-paced, creative environment that requires innovative problem-solving capabilities, an interest in technology enhanced learning (TEL) and the ability to take complex learning subjects and help make them accessible and interesting?


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Learning Technologist. This role, working within the Media team at MoD Lyneham, requires all of these talents and many more.


Based at MoD Lyneham, the Media team provide content creation services and technology enhanced learning guidance to the Defence School of Electro-Mechanical Engineering (DSEME). Working in collaboration with the Customer and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), the Media team create and develop digital and print materials to enhance and support solider training.


As part of the Media team, Learning Technologists provide a range of capability and support. To the Customer and SMEs they offer technical guidance, supporting the development of courseware and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). For the Media team, their teaching expertise helps shape the materials the designers create and enables the analytical assessment of media assets once deployed into training.


Main Tasks



  • Ensure TEL is being used to its full potential across the training delivery service. Encourage further adoption by Identifying, researching and proposing equipment/software improvements that would benefit training and service delivery
  • Provide advice, guidance and support on the use of technology in the design and creation of learning content through workshops, delivery of courses, one-off consultations or collaborative projects
  • Maintain a high awareness of new and emerging learning technologies and media
  • Work with T2D to align TEL development with Trainer skill improvement



  • Identify, support and implement the creation of new multimedia training materials in collaboration with Course Design (CD) and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), ensuring correct application of the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Evidence improvements with analytical reporting and feedback



  • Create and deliver VLE training to Trainers enabling and empowering them to be more positive, competent and creative in the use of the VLE
  • Escalate and support the repair technical issues with the VLE to the Authority
  • Undertake VLE development activities in line with SOPs and strategic VLE progression
  • Conduct quality checks on all e-learning materials to ensure full VLE and Web compliance


What do I need to do the role?


The successful candidate will be happy working on multiple projects at any one time, actively communicating with stakeholders of all levels to ensure the timely delivery of training projects and support. You will enjoy working as a team, working in unison with the second Learning Technologist and Media colleagues.


You will be self-motivated, capable of building high-quality e-learning packages and training materials aligned to current teaching and learning standards. With an analytical eye, you will review the introduction of new training materials, highlighting successes and future improvements.


To be successful, the right person will be able to provide proven knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for the position. Your career would showcase a range of experience in relatable industry roles and how you have developed professionally.


You would be able to articulate an appreciation of the military environment and how that might affect your established working practices, and exhibit examples and understanding of the essential list of attributes detailed in the job description.

Technical Experience and Qualifications


  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification or 3 years’ experience working in a digital learning environment
  • Experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment (preferably Moodle)
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Experience of rapid development tools (e.g. Articulate, Storyline)
  • Experience of audio, image and video production
  • Experience of design and/or production of multimedia learning objects



  • Knowledge of the course design process IAW requirements of JSP822
  • Knowledge of DSAT (Defence Systems Approach to Training)
  • Understanding of programming, web development and web design, including knowledge of XML, CSS3, HTML5, PHP and JavaScript
  • Experiential knowledge of SCORM 1.2 & Tin Can/xAPI
  • Experience of training individuals/groups in the use of new technologies and systems


What else do I need to know?

The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


About Babcock International


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. 
You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our website for more information.

Application Guidance


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If you experience difficulties please check our career website for more information. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Closing date: 13/11/2019


Job reference: 26741


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