Instructional Design Specialist: SanlamConnect Academy (Midrand) (Re-run)

Sanlam Group

Instructional Design Specialist: SanlamConnect Academy (Midrand) (Re-run)

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Date: 09-Oct-2020


Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Sanlam Group

SanlamConnect is dedicated to supporting, growing and empowering clients with affordable, easy and suitable solutions, primarily through face-to-face intermediary channels, but also directly.  We have approximately 2,000 tied advisers and 2,000 supporting independent brokers, all dedicated to meet the financial needs of our clients.  Our vision: We aspire to be the best at building enduring relationships by connecting clients with Sanlam through intermediaries and directly.  We create sustainable value by attracting new clients, supporting ongoing client engagement and providing adaptive solutions designed to answer life’s financial questions.  ULTIMATELY WE GROW AND PROTECT WEALTH.

What will you do?

This is a specialist role, which is responsible for research, design and development of training content and related workshop material in support of client and/or business requirements and with specific focus on alignment with relevant financial services legislation.

What will make you successful in this role?


This role is responsible for:

  • Providing support to the business by integrating technology into the curriculum and working with the business to successfully implement learning technologies
  • Assessing instructional needs within the business and identifying applicable solutions to enhance learning
  • Development of instructional content used to support online, blended and face-to-face learning interventions.
  • Assisting with the development of web based and multimedia instructional materials to support learning and development.
  • Designing, developing and delivering professional and technical training for the business on current technologies and new initiatives in the area of instructional technology through web-based tutorials, instructor-led and face-to-face workshops, remote web-conference sessions, and online self-paced training programs.


The role will further support with:

  • Scoping and managing research and design projects as and when required
  • Designing training workshops in relation to content, structure and process
  • Rolling out of new training including pilots and train-the trainer sessions
  • Maintaining, updating and reviewing of existing training content


Qualification and experience

  • Relevant B Degree
  • A relevant professional qualification (e.g. Instructional Technology / Design Qualification) will be advantageous
  • E-Learning / Graphic Design experience is recommended
  • CFP qualification will be advantageous
  • Assessor / Moderator certification is recommended


Knowledge and skills

  • Computers and peripheral devices
  • Win and Mobile OS, MS Office, Exchange
  • Moodle: LMS
  • Video and web conferencing, multimedia, learning management and lecture capture systems; courseware development in HTML, Flash, web authoring, desktop publishing and other applications (Adobe CS, Captivate, Articulate, etc.).
  • Articulate, Camtasia, AVS, Raptivity, SnagIt, Flipping Book, SAP Productivity, Handbrake, Visio Photoshop, Notepad, SPP
  • Adult Learning Principles and different learning styles/types
  • E-Learning an blended learning development
  • Training assessment and evaluation
  • Training Needs Analysis processes
  • Financial Services Product Knowledge (Sanlam and competitors)
  • Relevant regulatory legislation and compliance knowledge
  • Full understanding of the different training qualification frameworks
  • Sanlam sales and advice processes
  • Research methodology
  • Project management


Core competencies

  • Drives Results
  • Collaborates
  • Customer Focus
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Resilience


Personal attributes

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Detailed minded
  • Relationship building and networking
  • Structured and good planning skills/co-ordination skills
  • Innovative and problem solver
  • Decision quality
  • Technical professional skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Influencing ability
  • Coaching mindset
  • Continuous learning
Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Closing date: 19 November 2020

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to transformation and embracing diversity and our employment equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as people with disabilities.

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