Learning Technologist

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) Dublin 2 Ireland Education Hybrid
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Company Description

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is a postgraduate medical training college dedicated to ensuring that doctors have the skills to provide patients with the best possible care. Founded in 1654, the college supports doctors to enhance their skills, competencies, and professionalism throughout their working lives.

Through its Faculties and Institutes, The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, offers medical training programmes, examinations, diplomas, and educational courses to equip doctors with the skills and knowledge they need to care for patients and run safe and efficient healthcare systems. It also offers a range of educational diplomas and courses for learners in the wider healthcare sector.


Position: Learning Technologist

Contract: Permanent

Salary: €45,000

Closing date: Thursday 23 November 2023

We are looking for a self-motivated Learning Technologist to join the Technology Enhanced Learning team to support the Education Development department in the development and delivery of a suite of blended and online programmes. This role will include the identification and development of training and support necessary for academic and administrative staff to deliver the programmes. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of audiences to ensure the delivery of quality education utilising the latest technology.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an inclusive college environment. The Learning Technologist will be responsible for the following but are not limited to.


  • Create, develop, test, review and support educational programmes within the VLE
  • Build the learner experience on the VLE with UDL principles at the fore
  • Lead the annual course rollover process, including updating online training content and creating and delivering training sessions with Education Delivery Department
  • Manage technical queries relating to the virtual learning environment, including helpdesk referrals, faculty access, etc.
  • Process learner usage datasets to deliver meaningful dashboards

TEL Support

  • Act as a subject matter expert in the use of RCPI’s technology enhanced learning platforms
  • Work collaboratively with various departments to advise on best use of learning technologies and applications and support their deployment
  • Work with education development and education delivery departments to ensure that academic staff, teaching faculty and others receive the necessary technical and pedagogical training to develop and deliver successful online and blended education programmes
  • Identify areas for innovation and improvement through engagement with stakeholders
  • Plan the development of online content and deliver regular reports on progress
  • Keep up to date with technology and platform developments, seeking to identify enhancements to the digital learning experience for learners.


The successful applicant will hold a qualification in Technology Enhanced Learning, Instructional Design, or equivalent experience.

Other essential requirements include:

  • Experience in the Higher Education/post graduate sector.
  • Knowledge of Learning Experience Design and familiarity with the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Experience in content development using authoring tools including familiarity with common standards and formats (e.g. HTML5, SCORM, Articulate, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, H5P, etc.)
  • Familiarity with standard content production processes and methods (e.g. storyboards, asset production and maintenance, etc.)
  • Experience of working in project teams and managing timelines effectively, with proven ability to take initiative and to take ownership for work
  • Experience providing instruction to relevant stakeholders both online and face-to-face
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team, on own initiative and independently as required
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Experience working with the Brightspace Virtual Learning Environment
  • Experience developing online assessment options
  • Multimedia experience (video, audio production/editing)
  • Experience creating graphical representations of complex information (infographics)
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in data reporting


  • Task and Project Management
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication and Stakeholder management
  • Innovation and Creativity

Other information

Why work with us

At the RCPI we value our employees and believe our talented team is the foundation of the Colleges success. That is why we aim to provide them with support and a range of benefits and services to create a work-life balance that suits you.:

Leave: We offer 21 days annual leave with an additional 3-4 college days to all our employees. We also provide support for staff with Maternity, Sick, Parents, and Parental leave.

Wellbeing: An Employee Assistance Programme with Spectrum Life is available to all staff members as well as annual flu vaccine.

Flexible Hybrid working model: The RCPI offer a flexible 35-hour-a-week hybrid working model for all employees from their start date, giving staff the autonomy to work from home combined with time spent onsite.

Pension: A defined contribution pension scheme of 3.33% Employee contribution and 6.66% RCPI contribution is offered to every employee upon completion of probationary period.

Flexible Benefit: Pro-rata €1,000 annual flexible benefit upon completion of a successful probatory period.

Life Assurance: 4 times your annual salary.

Learning & Development: We offer CPD options including study leave and unlimited access to LinkedIn Learner.

Diversity and Inclusion: RCPI recognises the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion. We were recently awarded a Silver accreditation from Investors in Diversity. We are an open and inclusive organisation that celebrates and welcomes diversity. We lead initiatives that support, promote and demonstrate a culture of mutual respect, inclusivity, and diversity, as outlined in our Diversity and Inclusion policy.