Instructional Designer Part-Time Position

Position Vacant:               Instructional Designer

Industry:                            Information Technology

Employment Type:          6 month contract on a self-employed basis


The Irish Computer Society (ICS) is a not for profit member society whose mission is to advance, promote and represent the interests of ICT professionals in Ireland.

The ICS provides its members with:

  • An independent representative voice
  • Independent means of keeping up-to-date
  • Resources for professional development
  • A network of contacts in the ICT sector
  • Europe-wide professional recognition
  • Guidance on professional standards

The ICS Foundation, the social enterprise division of the Irish Computer Society, furthers the interests of the IT profession through professional development events and conferences and relevant bespoke academic programmes.


The Irish Computer Society is currently seeking a self-motivated, creative and measured professional to develop a portfolio of training products on a contract basis. This person will work in the ICS Foundation but will establish working relationships across the organisation in a stimulating, varied and satisfying role that is critical to delivering on the company’s strategic objectives.

Role Instructional Designer
Period 01/09/2018 – 28/02/2019
Work load Average 10 person days per month over 6 months*
Rate Based on €3,500 per month full time and calculated pro rata
Type of contract Combination of on-site and remote work
Deadline for application 10th August, 2018


*NB Although the contract is 6 months in duration, it is expected that there will be periods of intense and less intense work.  Therefore flexibility in time management is requested, as well as a realistic view on what can be reached within the existing timeframe and with the given resources.

The instructional design contractor will work with subject matter experts and key senior staff to extend the company’s training and consultancy portfolio by developing new programmes and productising services to address the needs of current or new markets.  The initial focus will be on the company’s suite of Data Protection training and certification products.  The Product Development Executive will also contribute to the research, specification and delivery of new programmes, as well as the revision and up-dating of existing programmes, as specified by management.


  • Degree in education, training and development, learning and instructional design, or similar.
  • Experience in an education or training, product management or other relevant setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of structure of syllabi and curricula and how to develop teaching and learning plans based on given syllabus.
  • Knowledge of standardised assessment, norms, validity, reliability, adaptive testing.
  • Highly skilled in ICT, including e-learning applications, virtual learning environments.
  • Understanding of business processes and imperatives.
  • Good team player, capable of working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Flexible with the ability to work on several parallel projects within prescribed timeframes.
  • Well presented, confident, assured and able to present and defend work.

Additional desirable Skills:

  • Some ICT development skills, programming, multimedia, data analysis.
  • Project management.
  • Understanding of the ICT industry in Ireland.
  • Knowledge of online automated testing systems.
  • Knowledge of GDPR and its implications a bonus.


  • The position will be based in our Dublin 4 offices for the duration of the contract.
  • Average 35-hour working week.
  • This is a 6 month contract, on a self-employed basis, with the possibility of extension.
  • Deadline for receiving applications is Friday 10th August, 2018. Send CV and cover letter to