Assessment Manager for English as a Second Language

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Location
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary
£35,800 - £45,800
Posted
08 Oct 2018
Closes
21 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Assessment Manager for English as a Second Language

Category:  Assessment and Research

Contract: Full time, fixed term 12 months

What it’s about

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, collaborative team working to produce top-class assessments for an education reform project. The position is a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

As Assessment Manager for English as a Second Language 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 customer and conform to Cambridge Assessment International Education’s assessment standards.

You may also be supporting our customer with training and consultancy services.

The position 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 for English as a Second Language 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 International Examination’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 development of Cambridge International Education's strategy to use technology to provide on-line assessment, training and teacher support materials.
  • 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.
  • Organise the provision of consultancy services in some situations and contribute to training for partner organisations and ministries in relation to assessment of subjects in the portfolio and deliver outcomes to agreed timescales and quality.
  • Monitor costs of assessment materials production or project budgets.

What we’re looking for

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Teaching qualification in TESOL or similar
  • Knowledge of assessment in education

Desirable

  • Post-graduate qualification in relevant subject area, educational assessment or management
  • Knowledge of International education

Skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong track record of effective ‘people’ skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • 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

Experience 

Essential

  • English language teaching experience

Desirable

  • Experience in education-related project management
  • Examination administration experience
  • Examining experience
  • Experience of effectively managing people

Who we are 

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.
 
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.

This role can be classed as a secondment opportunity for internal candidates with line manager approval.

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 21 October 2018 and interviews will be held on 6 November 2018.

As part of your recruitment process you will be required to undergo a background screening. This will be carried out by our selected supplier, Credence Background Screening Limited.