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 - ABDO College

Vacancy: ABDO College course writer

ABDO College is looking to expand its Distance Learning support team and invites applications from professionals to join its team of coursework writers. Applicants need to be appropriately qualified (DO, CLO or Optom) and have a detailed understanding of ophthalmic theory. Experience in training is preferred, but all candidates will be considered. Proficiency in IT is required, with experience or skills in creating multimedia content to support learning. This will generally be in the form of recorded lectures or narrated presentations. Successful candidates will need to work to agreed timescales and ensure delivery matches the College’s high standards.

To apply to join the team please email CV’s and covering letters to Steve Hertz, ABDO College Head of Operational Services on shertz@abdocollege.org.uk by Tuesday 5 December 2023.

Further details:

This role is fully remote with no attendance at the College required. Writers will be expected to use their own IT facilities to complete their work. This is not an employed role and is based on individual contracts for specific projects the College undertakes over the academic calendar. Fees and contracts are based on the project in question and vary depending on the type and anticipated duration of workload involved. All contracts are agreed with writers before work commences to ensure clarity of understanding for both parties. Samples of coursework and supporting media can be provided to potential applicants to inform understanding, and full instruction is briefed to writers around learning outcomes, scope of the project, format and corporate guidelines ahead of commencement. Our programme co-ordinators provide support to all writers and are there to advise and help at all stages of each project.

Successful applicants at this 1st stage of the process will then be asked to produce a short recorded lecture (such as a narrated PowerPoint presentation) on a subject set by the College, but within that applicant’s scope of practice or specialty. The deadline for this will be 12/01/2024. Review and final selection will follow this with a view to beginning formal projects from that point. The first project will require completion throughout spring 2024, with deadlines in March, April, and May, and will be generally related to ophthalmic lenses and dispensing theory at DO level (although applicants may also be considered for future projects in other scopes of practice, such as contact lenses and the assessment and management of refractive error).