Instructional Designer (Global Learning & Development)

  • A unique opportunity to design and deliver on a diverse range of learning programs and initiatives which will contribute to the growth of a global business
  • Broaden your instructional design experience and business skills in a dynamic environment
  • Parental leave cover (12 months) with a view to go permanent

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Instructional Designer to join our small Learning and Development (L&D) team based in the Sydney studio. Along with interesting and varied work, your own personal and professional development will be supported through a range of employee benefits and programs.

About Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company placing human experience at the centre of our design process to create and deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space.

Our Values

Uncompromising Design. Rigorous Curiosity. Effective Communication. Collective Intelligence. Dynamic Careers.

Woods Bagot is a values-driven organisation, and our values underpin everything we do. Values guide the way we work, the way we make decisions and how we interact with each other, our clients and our stakeholders.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to deliver learning and capability development experiences throughout the entire employee lifecycle. As all-round learning specialist, you will be responsible for in-house learning programs and providing technical expertise to enable others in the business to optimise delivery, engagement, and retention of their own learning solutions.

Reporting to Head of Talent and Development, you will also be expected to partner with the broader global People and Culture team, senior business leaders, and subject-matter-experts (SMEs) to understand business capability requirements, learning priorities and challenges to develop appropriate learning programs.

Your Responsibilities

Your main areas of responsibility will include end-to-end instructional design, learning curriculum design and management, L&D co-ordination and administration, and providing global L&D best practice. Activities include:

  • Engaging and consulting with stakeholders and SMEs to understand the target audience’s training needs and business requirements/outcomes including the Woods Bagot capability framework and learning curriculum
  • Applying tested instructional design theories, practices, and methods to design and deliver sustainable learning solutions
  • Conceptualising, creating and/or sourcing visually compelling material/ media to support learning activities
  • Facilitating meetings/workshops to achieve the desired outcomes
  • Building and maintaining a learning curriculum aligned to the capability framework
  • Evaluating learning effectiveness through robust feedback process and measurement strategies to continually improve content, relationships and drive business outcomes
  • Planning, leading, and executing change management strategies critical to implementation of learning solutions
  • Managing the global compliance training program including developing new courses both in-house or with vendors, maintain current courseware, lead course reviews, vendor management, user management, technical support and reporting as required
  • Providing administrative and coordination support for L&D activities for example, Leadership Development programs, compliance program
  • Providing instructional design frameworks to enable the business to develop their own learning programs, activities, and materials

Qualifications and Experience

The key qualifications and experience required to succeed in this role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field, and qualification in adult education, educational technology, training and assessment or equivalent
  • Proven experience in designing, developing, and implementing technical and business skill courses including eLearning, blended learning programs and micro-learning preferably in a professional services or corporate environment and/or medium to large sized enterprise
  • Proven experience (at least 5 years or equivalent) in applying instructional design methodologies and adult learning principles
  • Program and project management experience
  • Creativity in content design and appearance
  • Proven experience in facilitating meetings, workshops, and virtual/hybrid/face-to-face training
  • Experience working in a global organisation and understanding of cultural sensitivities/differences on the design and development of learning programs
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including ability to storyboard, write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially stakeholder management and engagement
  • Be proactive and demonstrate superior problem-solving skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a global team and as well as independently in a fast-paced environment
  • A mindset which enables you to multitask and manage time effectively, whether it is to facilitate training in different time zones, designing a new program or troubleshooting technical issues

Technical Skills

  • Excellent course development software knowledge and skills (Storyline, Articulate, Captivate etc.)
  • Solid knowledge of at least one recent Learning Management System (ideally Linkedin Learning, Cornerstone, Success Factors etc.)
  • Proficiency in visual design and multimedia software (Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Audition)
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint and Excel. Experience with Sharepoint is highly desirable
  • Experience in using virtual meeting / training platforms and other emerging mediums (MS Teams/Live Events, Zoom, Adobe Connect, Podcasts)
  • Curriculum and lesson planning skills

How to apply

Please send your CV, covering letter and your portfolio in PDF format through our Instructional Designer (Global Learning & Development) LinkedIn Job Post.

Due to LinkedIn file restrictions we recommend including a link to your portfolio. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and close on Wednesday 15th December. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

Mandatory requirement:

It is an essential requirement that at the time of applying for this position applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia (an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident).

Inspiration. Innovation. Inclusiveness. We are Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where difference is celebrated, valued and respected, practices are equitable, and our people feel like they belong. We accept that none of us is smarter than all of us. We believe building a diverse workforce is the foundation to creativity and innovative design – it is only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and communities around us. Through our inclusive leadership and our truly global studio network of strategists, experience designers and scientists, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.