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Assistant Assessment Manager (Mathematics and Science)

Cambridge University Press and AssessmentCambridgeshire

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Fixed Term, until 31st October 2022

What it's about

As Assistant Assessment Manager, Education Reform Projects, you will be supporting the Assessment Managers working primarily on Cambridge Primary and Lower Secondary Checkpoint and Progression Tests but could also 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 in our Content Creation and Management System (CCMS), as well as communicating with Assessment Specialists.

The role would suit someone with a background in Mathematics and/or Science covering Primary and Lower Secondary education who has an interest in International and UK assessments.

The role is full time, but we will consider applicants who are interested in working term-time or part-time as a job share.

What you'll be doing

As Assistant Assessment Manager you will:

Work with and support the Assessment Managers for Mathematics and Science by 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 meet Cambridge Assessment International Education's assessment standards and the Code of Practice.

Ensure that question papers and key documentation are produced to the highest levels of quality, accuracy and cost effectiveness at all the stages assigned to you, following procedures and to pre-established schedules.

Work with Setters, Revisers, Vetters, Item Writers, Chairs, Principal Examiners and other examiners and assessment providers in order to ensure that assessments are produced and graded in accordance with Cambridge Assessment International Education's standards.

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 

Essential

  • Educated to a degree level in Mathematics or Science
  • Knowledge of or interest in Assessment within Education
  • High standard of English
  • A-Level in Mathematics and / or Science

Desirable

  • Knowledge of International Education
  • Teaching Qualification

Who are we? 

Cambridge International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. 

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

The closing date for application is 7th December 2021 and interviews are scheduled to take place on 13th and 14th December.

For a full job description and to apply, please upload your CV and covering letter

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background. 



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