Assessment Administrator, Cambridge

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Cambridge AssessmentCambridge

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £19,000 - £23,800
Contract term: Fixed Term

Category:  Administration and Customer Services 

Job Title: Assessment Administrator

Contract: Full-time, Fixed-term until November 2019

Salary: £19,000 - £23,800

Location: Cambridge


To actively support the work within Assessment in delivering efficient and effective examinations through exam paper administration, providing support to Assessment Managers and working as a team supporting other Assessment Administrators.


Exam paper Administration and Use of In-house systems, duties including:

  • Support the production of examination material through the Question Paper Production Process
  • Author exam content and construct exam papers using in-house systems
  • Make amendments to exam content following proofing and vetting stages
  • Generate reports for managers using in-house systems
  • Use of in-house item banking systems and online content authoring tools
  • Construct practice papers for partner organisations
  • Support Assessment staff in carrying out User Acceptance Testing on in-house systems

Support Managers within Assessment, including:

  • Book meetings and organise attendees
  • Prepare material for examination meetings
  • Process expenses relating to meetings
  • Book accommodation and travel arrangements using in-house databases

Administration duties, including:

  • Organise payments for external Writers and Examiners
  • Deal with internal or external enquires by post, phone, email or in person
  • Set up and administer regular examination related meetings, including providing agendas and taking minutes
  • Diary management for Managers within Assessment



At least Grade C English at GCSE level or equivalent



  • Time management and organisation
  • Ability to pick up new systems and processes
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Packages in particular Outlook


  • Ability to use own initiative to suggest improvements to systems or processes
  • Experience of authoring in XML



  • Significant experience of working in a busy and complex office environment
  • Experience of working with complex systems


  • Experience of using relevant in-house systems
  • Experience of using basic design software to work on graphical input



  • Meticulous about confidentiality
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Collaborative
  • Openness


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 colleagues a range of flexible working options which suit both the business and the employee.  Please let us know of flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20/05/2018  and interviews will be held on 6th June 2018.

As a fair and equal employer, we want to make sure you have all the information you need about the job, so we always incorporate the job description into our ads. If you’re invited for interview, you’ll also receive that job description as a separate document. 

In this spirit of transparency, 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.

Job location

More about Cambridge Assessment
Address: The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 553311
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