Hi there, I am at the early stages of building a business case to recruit an interim / PT Totara Administrator/Developer to maximise the potential of our LMS. What web boards / places are good to find out the salaries and role profiles for such positions?

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Hi Nigel,

You could start with some job websites such as jobs.ac.uk and cv-library.co.uk, there are many others. You'll have to do a fairly generic search to begin with but it may help to see a wider cross-section of VLE support, developers and administrators. Then I'd suggest contacting other organisations who has recruited for a similar role and this forum is as good a place as any. You could also try some of the training professionals groups on LinkedIn.

I currently perform this type of role for one of my clients, that might not be what you're looking for but I'm happy to tell you more if would help.

All the best


Hi Nigel


See below a full time vacancy I came across early this year. The salary offered is SGD 7500 PCM (GBP 45000 annual)+benefit.


I hope this helps.



Learning Management Specialist (1 year contract)


LMS setup and administration

Provide expert advice on LMS setup and administration
Act as a bridge between academic team and IT on LMS setup and maintenance.
Build use cases and conduct needs assessment/requirement analysis.
Manage day to day operations and smooth functioning of LMS
Contribute to engaging learning and interface designs
Analyse student, lecturer participation and link them to learning outcomes
Online learning content development support

Support academic teams to build engaging online content
Recommend tools and techniques for creating online content
Instructor support

Provide coaching and advise to teaching staff on using LMS in both face to face and blended learning situations
Conduct regular training sessions on the use of technology to the instructors
Student Support

Support students in the use of learning platforms.
Minimum qualifications

4 years of experience in a similar role
Demonstrated success in managing a LMS (preferably Moodle and Totara LMS) and providing support to instructors and students
Experience in Blended learning projects including best practice e-learning and authoring tools
Strong working knowledge of digital tools, both technical and creative
Working knowledge of a programme language (preferably PHP for Moodle development)
Highly organised and a great multi-tasker
Self-starter, strong initiative & leadership
Great written and oral communication skills.
Experience using Agile principles, tools and techniques
Preferred qualifications

Prior experience in higher education industry
Working knowledge of instructional design
Ability to drive large projects
Familiarity with change management

Hi Nigel, I don't have your email address, but if you wanted to connect on LinkedIn or drop me a message at andy.kirk@totaralms.com I will see if I can help.



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