Assessment Manager, Education Reform Projects

Cambridge Assessment
Cambridge, UK
13 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Assessment Manager, Education Reform Projects
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £37,600 - £52,600
Location: Cambridge

What it's about
As Assessment Manager, Education Reform Projects, you will be managing the development and cost effective delivery of a portfolio of syllabuses and support materials that meet the needs of our international customers, including the need to develop their own assessment capacity, and that conform to Cambridge Assessment International Education's assessment standards. You may also be supporting our customers with training and consultancy services.

The position of Assessment Manager, Education Reform Projects, will sit in the Assessment Projects Group. The Group works on education reform projects with international clients.

What you'll be doing
As Assessment Manager, Education Reform Projects, you will:

  • Ensure that question papers and key documentation are produced efficiently, in line with procedures, on time and to the highest standards of quality and accuracy.
  • Ensure that marking, grading and results and appeals procedures and responsibilities assigned to the post are carried out accurately and effectively, according to agreed procedures and to schedule.
  • Manage the appointment, allocation of work, performance and succession planning of Setters, Revisers, Vetters, Item Writers, Assistant Examiners, Principal Examiners and other consultants to ensure that assessments are produced, marked and graded in accordance with Cambridge Assessment International Education's standards.
  • In conjunction with the Development Division as required, work collaboratively with schools, partner organisations and ministries to develop and revise syllabuses and associated materials to ensure that they meet their needs, are cost effective and reflect the current developments in the subject area.
  • Contribute as required to the provision of consultancy services and training for partner organisations and ministries and produce key deliverables such as reports and training materials to agreed timescales and quality.
  • Contribute as required to improvement projects (systems/quality improvements), innovations, and working groups in relation to continuous improvements and maintenance of quality procedures or the on-going delivery of assessment projects.
  • Contribute as required to the development of Cambridge Assessment International Education's strategy to use technology to provide on-line assessment, training and teacher support materials.
  • Monitor costs of assessment materials production or project budgets.

What we're looking for

Qualifications , Essential
  • Educated to degree level
  • Knowledge of international education
  • Knowledge of educational assessment
Qualifications, Desirable
  • Post-graduate qualification in e.g. educational assessment or international development
  • Teaching qualification
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Positive 'can do' attitude
  • Strong track record of effective 'people' skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Team player
  • Highly proactive
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Ability to work with basic statistics/data handling and interpretation ability
  • Ability to engage with technology and basic IT skills
Any of the following are desirable;-

  • Experience in an awarding organisation
  • Examining experience
  • Examination administration experience
  • Education reform experience
  • International development experience
  • Education-related project management experience
  • Experience of report-writing
  • Experience of managing people
  • Teaching experience

Who are we
Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world's best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners' potential.

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

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • 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
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

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 22/09/2019 and interviews will be held on 01/10/2019. As part of the selection process, candidates will be invited to complete a short video interview via our third party supplier, Sonru.

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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