Assessment Manager

Cambridge Assessment
Cambridge, UK
13 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Assessment Manager, Cambridge English Qualifications

Contract type: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £32,000 - £45,000

Location: The Triangle Building, Cambridge

About the Role

Assessment Managers in the Cambridge English Qualifications team are responsible for managing the production of question papers, and are involved in a wide range of assessment processes. The role is an excellent opportunity for experienced ESOL/EFL professionals with a keen interest in assessment.


The principal accountabilities are:
  • managing teams of test material writers, and the editing, pretesting and proofreading of test materials
  • developing and updating key documentation
  • carrying out assessment-related administrative responsibilities
  • contributing to increases in efficiency and effectiveness and initiating and/or contributing to research
  • participating in exam reviews and in the development of new testing services.

What we're looking for

The following are essential for this role and form the selection criteria for shortlisting:
  • recognised entry level EFL/ESOL teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA or equivalent) (this may be substituted by significant directly relevant experience in working for an exam board and on exam processing)
  • several years of EFL/ESOL teaching and/or assessment experience (some ideally carried out overseas), including experience in preparing candidates for Cambridge English exams (this may be substituted by significant directly relevant experience in working for an exam board: on exam processing and on the production of Cambridge English exams)
  • experience of materials production and/or evaluation
  • an interest in educational assessment and some involvement in assessment in previous employments
  • good interpersonal and people management skills
  • sound organisational, administrative, prioritising and planning skills
  • ability to evaluate texts, exam questions and other material as suitable for use
  • excellent attention to detail, including proofreading skills
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • flexibility and adaptability

The following are desirable for this role:
  • Good presentation skills - possesses the skills to be an effective and credible presenter at conferences and other events
  • Masters degree in relevant field
  • Experience of acting as a Cambridge English examiner (speaking or writing tests)
  • Experience of working in a complex and busy office environment
  • Administrative experience

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment English is a division of Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit department of University of Cambridge. We develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take our exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on our exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability.

  • generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme
  • employee discount and cash back scheme at 1,200 retailers
  • cycle scheme
  • subsidised canteens
  • support for professional qualifications

Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is Monday 16th September 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2nd or Thursday 3rd October 2019.

To apply, please send your expression of interest (maximum 600 words) and CV.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16/09/2019and interviews will be held on 02/102019 & 03/10/2019.

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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