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Graduate instructional designer and project lead

The role

This is a pivotal role and requires advisory, creative and project management skills. You will lead the development and delivery of learning experiences and business communications. You will act as a consultant to clients by analysing their requirements and designing the appropriate solution to meet their needs You will also manage the transformation of your solution from the design stage to the finished product and ensure its quality.

We can only deliver the solutions we do, because of our people – so the right attitude is as important as the right skills. You will be focussed, driven and have a fundamental belief in quality and an interest in how people are motivated to not just learn but apply what they have learned. In return, you will be an integral part the team, working in an exciting and dynamic environment. 

The company

At Saffron we develop award winning digital learning experiences. Using insights from behavioural science we ensure our experiential learning solutions deliver transformational change. Since starting out in 2000, we’ve worked with FTSE 250 companies, the public sector and non-for-profit organisations. Our client lists includes Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Volkswagen and William Hill.

Why work for us?

Saffron’s solutions and our people are widely recognised as industry leaders and together we’ve won several coveted awards. At Saffron everyone’s ideas are valued. Our innovation is possible because we instil and expect every team member to take initiative and think differently. You’ll have the freedom to think creatively and impact Saffron’s offering.

The “Saffron Academy” is widely recognised within the industry as the training ground for great instructional designers and project managers who deliver on time and on budget. As a graduate trainee, you’ll be coached and mentored to deliver the outstanding results our clients require and what Saffron is known for. Our success is proven; we’ve won Instructional Designer of the Year twice in the four years the award has run for.

Working at Saffron includes:

  • 37.5 hours working week
  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 25 days annual leave
  • Self-development days
  • Employer pension contributions

It’s the small things that also matter to us. That’s why we celebrate birthdays, keep the office stocked up with fresh fruit and are known to stop for a drink or two on a Friday. Check out our Facebook page to see our latest team activity.

  • Designing creative and solutions-led content for bespoke learning solutions and business communications (courses, point of need tools, chatbots, apps etc)
  • Defining the performance measures needed to evaluate transfer of learning to the workplace
  • Contributing to internal innovations in technology solutions or learning design
  • Product analysis, development and quality assurance
  • Project and client management
  • Being a trusted advisor to clients
  • 2:1 or above in any degree
  • Highly literate with demonstrable writing ability
  • Very good eye for detail and curiosity to get to an underlying business problem or issue
  • Confident and dynamic, an exceptional verbal communicator, able to liaise with senior client contacts
  • Smart and presentable
  • Organised self-starter with an enthusiastic “can-do” approach
  • Experience in a commercial environment is desirable
  • Experience or knowledge of learning interventions is desirable

Selection process

  • A short telephone interview
  • Examples of your written work
  • Presentation and face-to-face interview with the Saffron team

Location: Central London
Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

To apply please send a copy of your CV, cover letter and examples of your written work to