Assessor – Mechanical/Electrical

Foxwood Recruitment
05 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be working with a pioneering not-for-profit organisation responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK’s most advanced sectors. Our client works to improve the productivity and skills of the people who empower their engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, allowing UK industry to compete on the global stage. They pride themselves on bringing employers and education together to focus action on skills.

By researching and identifying sector skills gaps and needs, our client creates the competent and skilled engineers of today and the future. Their standards and frameworks are the core to which all Apprenticeships and sector qualifications are based, playing a pivotal part supporting employers in the development of Trailblazer Apprenticeship standards.

Working collaboratively with industry, government and other stakeholders, our client engineer employer-led skills solutions. They support the Aerospace and Automotive sectors in the delivery of their ambitious Industrial Partnership aspirations and, through their innovative skills solutions and practical employer support, have helped businesses of all sizes to achieve success.

The sector demand for talented and qualified employees has never been greater. Two million new entrants will be needed by the time today's primary school pupils reach working age. Our client is putting that pipeline in place, acting as the catalyst to reconnect education and industry and create the highly skilled and dynamic workforce needed to re-energise UK industry and drive its future success.

Main purpose of the role

Assessors are responsible for the recruitment, learning and assessment of a caseload of Apprentices, ensuring their successful completion of an Apprenticeship in Mechanical/Electrical.

Specific role responsibilities:

* Prepare and assess learners at NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Mechanical/Electrical through the assessment of students in line with Awarding Body standards

* Specific responsibility for the delivery of high quality information, advice and guidance to learners, employers and stakeholders

* Develop appropriate assessment plans and strategies

* Maintain caseload in terms of recruitment, retention, withdrawals and achievement

* Instruct students through the delivery of some underpinning knowledge

* Participate in the internal verification process, by internally verifying students' work, attending IV and EV meetings

* Assess work placements for Health and Safety in accordance with College and legal requirements

* Work to complete the assessment and tracking of records to ensure student progress is followed as each element/unit is completed

* Ensure target setting and monitoring of learners is undertaken in the interests of promoting timely completion and be responsible for reporting concerns with progress

* Monitor and review monthly progress with technical certificate and functional skills

* Adhere to the established Lifecycle Management governance frameworks, policies and controls to mitigate risks in commercial negotiations and agreements ensuring legal duties are satisfied

* Operate in line with roles of staff, (ISO, IiP), and other organisational quality standards, policies and procedures

* Ensure that all activities are regularly and properly evaluated and monitored, to ensure legal and regulatory compliance

* Ensure full compliant with all regulatory requirements, maintains an audit trail and continually strive to improve best practice

* Assess and mitigate risk versus opportunity in line with organisation’s risk policy and contribute to departmental risk register

Generic role responsibilities (delivering through their company’s values):

Delivering for your customers

* Manage relationships to influence and inform activities

* Deliver high quality information, advice and guidance to learners, employers and stakeholders

Respect for working together across teams

* Ensure effective communication and dissemination of activities to relevant stakeholders internally and externally

* Actively inform and work collaboratively with colleagues to resolve issues affecting customer and business process issues

Improving the business

* Assist the team in meeting the agreed business strategy and targets for the department

* Lead and produce key reports regularly to evaluate performance and progress

* Demonstrate a good understanding of cost control and seek to reduce costs at all times

* Deliver all projects to plan and budget ensuring all project KPIs are met

* Deliver efficiencies via process and cost improvement activities

Valuing and developing everyone

* Participate in a high performance culture where people feel valued and engaged with the business agenda

* Promote a safe working environment and develop and implement fit for purpose systems and processes

Enthusiasm for change

* Evaluate and review own performance against a range of information and make recommendations to solve issues and identify future areas to develop

* Seek opportunities to innovate and develop the business for future success

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