E-Learning Specialist

Closing Date: 16-01-2023
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SECAD E-Learning Specialist

A vacancy has arisen for an E-Learning Specialist. This will be a full-time 12-month post with potential for an extension depending on funding availability.

In April 2020, SECAD began a process of moving our training programmes to an online learning platform. SECAD offers a number of different training programmes which were delivered as traditional instructor-led classroom workshops. These range from employment supports, CV creation and design, interview techniques, career planning, skills mapping, enterprise start up supports, business sustainability, personal development & goal setting, biodiversity planning, community planning and access to financial supports, among many more.

This led to the development of our new Learning Management System (LMS) created to sit alongside our existing website, with seamless access to the LMS accompanied by a short promotional video which provides an insight into the training units available. With the services of an e-learning specialist, SECAD has created a series of new online content and resources across several of the training themes referenced above. SECAD’s Development Team members have undergone training and capacity building to enable the creation and development of guidance, training and learning content.

SECAD is looking to develop a post (E-Learning Specialist) within our team. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the further development and expansion of our LMS platform, supporting the creation of more, high quality and accessible content. A key element of this work will be to enable our platform to be recognised, locally and beyond, as one of the best sources of support for our clients and those seeking guidance in terms of social inclusion and rural development.

Duties of the post:

The successful candidate will be required to;
a) work with a number of designated teams within SECAD to develop additional content each month and further expanding the value of previously recorded materials
b) work with SECAD’s web-designer who will be responsible for related technical support
c) continue to learn and develop skills with appointed e-learning mentor supports that SECAD will
introduce aiming to promote continuous development of skills and standards
d) lead the development of capacity of SECAD Team Members to improve the quality of content
captured, recorded and edited as part of creating material for the SECAD LMS
e) lead the edit of all content being placed on the SECAD LMS
f) optimise functionality and learner use of the learning management system
g) develop and deliver a promotional and marketing plan for attracting and maximising learner cohorts

Person Specification


  • A relevant third level qualification (necessary)
  • Experience of working with online training platforms & related IT systems
  • Strong marketing and branding capacity in the area of online learning and education
  • Understanding of the principles of social inclusion / rural development /lifelong learning
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Good report writing skills and strong IT skills
  • Strong administration, analytical and organisational skills
  • Experience or knowledge of community education approaches (beneficial)
  • Knowledge of the local development sector and related national programmes (beneficial)


  • Ability to engage with people – our team and our client groups
  • Highly organised, with the ability to work well under pressure
  • To have a flexible and adaptable work approach
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Exercise good listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication skills
  • Appreciation of the need for confidentiality and integrity
  • Effectively work as a team member and independently, with a high-level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals
  • Comfortable working in a busy, dynamic, multi-cultural environment

How to Submit an Application

Please email your application (CV & Letter of Application) to: info@secad.ie – subject box to be marked “E-Learning Specialist” by 12 noon Monday 16th January 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be informed during week beginning 23rd January 2023, and candidates must be available for interview during weeks beginning Monday 30th January & Monday 6th February 2023.

For more information about SECAD and for job descriptions for all positions vacant within SECAD Partnership visit our website www.secad.ie

Note: those interviewed may be considered for other related opportunities in SECAD or may be placed on a panel of candidates that may be offered similar opportunities in the future by SECAD Partnership CLG

About SECAD Partnership CLG

SECAD Partnership CLG (SECAD) is a Local Development Company established in 1995. Our main office is located in Midleton, Co. Cork. SECAD’s main development objective is to promote and enable sustainable development through our Rural Development and Social Inclusion initiatives. SECAD has a voluntary Board of Directors and a staffteamof c. 40 people.
SECAD works with individuals, community and voluntary groups, business, academia and other stakeholders to create a more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive society. SECAD manages a wide range of funds and services including social investment and employment support programmes, implemented on behalf of various Government Departments, State Bodies, the European Commission and the private sector. SECAD currently delivers a number of major programmes along with other smaller schemes and initiatives.

SECAD is an implementing partner for LEADER 2014-2020 on behalf of the South Cork and West Cork LCDC’s. SECAD delivers the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) throughout South Cork. Through the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL 2014-2020), SECAD delivers two ESF funded gender equality programmes focusing on female entrepreneurship and female employability. SECAD is also delivering an Ability successor project called STRIVE through the Dormant Accounts Fund. SECAD also delivers supported employment programmes, Tus and the Rural Social Scheme.

Wild Work is a SECAD initiative with a social ethos. Wild Work supports employment activation, educates and raises awareness of nature and biodiversity and benefits society as a whole. To read more about Wild Work see www.wildwork.ie
As a Grant Making Organisation (GMO), SECAD manages community benefit funds throughout Ireland on behalf of various sustainable energy developers and others. A key area of expertise is community engagement – developing positive, effective links with communities, supporting them to access and maximise funding and services.