E-Learning Developer at Ministry of Defence, Swindon/Remote, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Hybrid (Swindon, UK)
  • Nov 14, 2023
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Contract Description



E-Learning Developer – Inside IR35

Contract Term: 6 Months

Contracting Authority: MoD

Location: Shrivenham, 1 day per week in office

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we have an annual budget of almost £40 billion and a workforce comprising 193,000 people, almost 59,000 of whom are civilians. We currently manage more than £11 billion of spend every year.

Our work really matters; we offer engaging roles which have a direct impact on the quality of services we provide. We employ people in many different roles and in many locations across the UK and abroad. We have jobs in policy, finance, HR, IS/IT, commercial and project management and all the types of jobs you would expect to find in a government department, or indeed in the private sector. We also employ doctors, dentists, teachers, police, fire service, quantity surveyors, and engineers to name a few. There are many opportunities to develop and progress both within MOD and across the wider Civil Service, whether you’re a permanent appointee or an interim. 


The Defence Academy requires an elearning developer to increase its current capability in supporting the Defence Academy’s Project STARLING, which is the digitalisation of knowledge-based learning content for wider access across the MOD.

You will be working to SO1 eLearning Content Development (eDT) and will require the following skills and experience:

  • Good working knowledge of concepts and software to practitioner level in:
  • Visual Design Ability: visual design (particularly typography); interface design; and content creation.

TEL expertise:

  • accessible, responsive elearning development;
  • a rapid authoring tool (Articulate Rise / Storyline);
  • Moodle and H5P;
  • HTML5/CSS (Bootstrap);
  • audio/video production;
  • Pedagogical understanding eg: andragogy
  • Compliance: Accessibility guidelines – WCAG 2.1; Copyright compliance


Good working knowledge to practitioner level in:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud with specific skills according to requirement in:
  • Video – Premiere
  • Audio – Audition
  • Animation – Adobe After Effects, Animate
  • Acrobat


Good team working skills:

  • you should be comfortable working within a small team of specialists;
  • you should also be prepared to share knowledge, support your eDT colleagues and wider Defence Academy staff when required.
  • Accurate written communications skills and attention to detail
  • This role requires the ability to review and edit written content.
  • Good IT and verbal communication skills.
  • An ability to prioritise and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Routine administrative duties