Subject Manager - Chemistry

Recruiter
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 2
Location
Cardiff, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Ref
1241150742
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Subject Manager (Chemistry)

Permanent, full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: circa £40,000 per annum, depending on experience
IB Global Centre, Cardiff

Job Purpose:

Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. It is often called the central science, as chemical principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. Apart from being a subject worthy of study in its own right, chemistry is a prerequisite for many other courses in higher education, such as medicine, biological science and environmental science, and serves as useful preparation for employment. Chemistry has one of the largest candidatures in the Diploma Programme and is a course that has been developed to offer students the opportunity to study how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the scientific method may take on a wide variety of forms, it is the emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work that characterizes Chemistry and other science subjects offered by IB.

The post-holder will lead and manage the assessment of Diploma Programme Chemistry to ensure quality, accuracy and fairness in assessment. The successful applicant will manage the senior examiner team for each component and will be responsible for all assessment-related activities of these teams, including examination paper authoring, standardization and grade awarding. The post-holder will also work closely with other departments of the IB, particularly those within the Assessment and Learning and Teaching directorates.

Job Duties:
  • Demonstrate leadership of a team of examiners, including senior examiners, for the designated subject
  • Manage the preparation of examinations and assessment materials in conjunction with the Examination Preparation team (EP)
  • Implement effective standardization processes and monitor the marking of assessment material
  • Lead grade award meetings for the designated subject
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum Manager over the curriculum development and the development of challenging but practical assessment models
  • Contribute subject specific information to various IB publications and instructions, as required
  • Plan and manage expenses related to assessment for the designated subject, as appropriate
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders any relevant information or advice on assessment related matters for the designated subjects.

Job Requirements:
  • A qualification at degree level in Chemistry
  • Significant and relevant post-qualification experience in teaching
  • Excellent organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • The ability to analyse and draw conclusions from statistical information
  • Excellent writing skills in English (which is the working language of the organization)
  • The ability to lead and work within a team and to foster a collaborative environment
  • Competence in using standard office software (including Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • A willingness to accommodate innovative ways of working with and using digital media
  • The ability to manage multiple projects to agreed timelines
  • The ability to present effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes
  • Knowledge of the IB, IB Programmes or being an IB Alumni is a plus.

Desirable:
  • Significant and relevant post-qualification experience in educational assessment or research
  • The ability to work in a language in addition to English (preferably Spanish and/or French and/or German)
  • Successful experience in a similar role

Other special requirements:
  • Occasional travel will be required
  • Flexibility to work weekends during peak examinations sessions (May/June, November/December).

Applications will be accepted until the 1st September 2019.

*The International Baccalaureate is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer*

* This job is offered on local terms and conditions *

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