Assistant Assessment Manager
Category: Assessment and Research
What it is about
The role would suit a person with a background in either English as a First or Second Language covering primary/lower secondary education and who has an interest in international and UK assessments. The role involves supporting Assessment Managers working primarily on Cambridge’s Checkpoint assessments but could include work on other qualifications up to IGCSE standard. This supporting role will involve taking responsibility for key parts of the assessment production cycle including attending meetings, checking and proofreading assessment materials, as well as managing consultants to ensure conformity to Cambridge Assessment International Education’s standards. Part of the role involves supporting a diverse range of customers. The role is full time but we will consider applicants who are interested in working part-time or term-time as a job share.
What you’ll be doing
• Working with and supporting the Assessment Managers to be responsible for managing specified parts of the assessment materials production cycle, ensuring that the rigorous standards of the question paper production process are followed in order to ensure that they reflect the values of the Cambridge Learner and teacher and also meet the needs of customers, Cambridge Assessment International Education’s assessment standards and the Code of Practice.
• To ensure that question papers and key documentation are produced to the highest levels of quality, accuracy and cost effectiveness at all of the stages assigned to the post, following procedures and to pre-established schedules.
• To ensure that any marking, grading and results procedures and responsibilities assigned to the post are carried out accurately and effectively, according to agreed procedures and to schedule.
• To work with Setters, Revisers, Vetters, Item Writers, Chairs, Principal Examiners and other examiners and assessment providers in order to ensure that assessments are produced, marked and graded in accordance with Cambridge Assessment International Education’s standards.
• To contribute to the provision of assessment support materials, training materials and learning resources for teachers, learners and other exam users.
• Contribute to the development of Cambridge Assessment International Education’s strategy to use technology to provide on-screen assessment and on-line training and teacher support materials.
• To be responsible for the management and checking of certain aspects of data, personnel and meeting management as part of the delivery of a syllabus.
What we’re looking for
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Educated to degree level
• Knowledge of/interest in assessment in education
• High standard of English
• Knowledge of International education
• Teaching qualification
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• High level of attention to detail
• Positive ‘can do’ attitude
• Effective ‘people skills’
• Excellent organisational and planning skills
• Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
• Keen interest in education and the opportunities it delivers for individuals
• Team player
• Ability to prioritise
• Negotiation skills
• Ability to work with basic statistics/ data handling and interpretation ability
• Basic IT skills
• Some teaching and/or assessment experience and/or Project management experience preferably in an education context
• Work in examination/educational Administration
• Primary/Lower Secondary education in English as a First or Second Language
• Examining experience
• Working in an office environment
• Can-do and proactive
• Appropriate judgement on decisions essential
• Collaborative, open and takes responsibility
• Open to change
• Meticulous approach; following procedures is essential
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.
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 applications is 29th September and interviews will be held on 14th October. 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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