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Assessment Manager, Science (Biology)

Cambridge AssessmentCambridgeshire

Cambridge

Are you a biology specialist looking for a new challenge?  This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, dynamic team working to produce top-class assessments.

The Organisation

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries. We are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards.

The Business Unit

Cambridge International prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. 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.

The Role

The role of Assessment Manager provides an opportunity to make an impact on the international education landscape.  You will be managing a range of Science qualifications and assessment materials, which may include Cambridge IGCSE and O Level to Cambridge International A Level and Pre-U.

Key to the role will be the management of the question paper production processes, working with subject specialists on test specifications, and the production of sample and live assessment materials. You will be checking, proof-reading, and signing off question papers and mark schemes, as well as managing examiners to ensure that assessments are accurately marked and graded.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who is self-motivated and confident in their specialist area.  You will be a graduate, ideally with experience in teaching (possibly in an international context) and will have knowledge of assessment in education. A keen problem solver with meticulous accuracy, you will have a proven ability to manage your workload when under pressure to meet multiple deadlines and will enjoy contributing to the success of Cambridge Assessment International Education.

If you are up for the challenge, we welcome an application to join us on our journey to provide excellence in education.

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 (pro-rata), plus bank holidays

• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)

• 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

The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.

The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.

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 11th April 2021 and interviews will be held week commencing 19th April.

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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