Quality Assurance and Training Manager

National Foundation for Educational Research
£42746 - £48109 per annum
29 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Quality Assurance and Training Manager 
Slough, Berkshire 

Want to use your Continuous Improvement (CI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Training skills to strengthen projects that help children and young people get the best education possible? Looking to make a positive, lasting impact with a leading charity? If so, read on. 

As the Quality Assurance and Training Manager within our Research and Product Operations (RPO) department, you’ll provide the expertise in developing a QA and CI culture, supporting standardisation and mastery of business critical processes, ensuring that we meet the quality expectations of our clients and customers. 

Key to your role will be creating and maintaining a comprehensive quality assurance and training strategy to ensure our 70+ RPO staff are equipped with the skills, expertise and knowledge to deliver work of a high standard. 

The areas of focus include: 
- Developing QA/CI activities and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to project management, data management and security, event management, secure print, pack and despatch, survey operations, and assessment operations 
- Monitoring compliance and coaching and developing staff 
- Creating and delivering inductions and ongoing training relating to operational systems and processes and QA/CI activities 
- Working across the Foundation to deliver training programmes regarding key operational procedures and processes and QA

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the effective future development and integration of quality assurance of our operational processes, procedures and systems, working with a large, dedicated operations team and the wider Foundation. 

You’ll have experience: 
- of working in an operational environment within a comparable industry such as data analysis, project delivery and management, education, research and logistics 
- in designing and delivering training programmes 
- of setting up quality monitoring and reporting processes in an operational function 
- in compliance/audit activities. 

You’ll love this job if you’re; 
- a logical thinker with experience of process design and root cause analysis 
- able to influencing and inspire others 
- able to think strategically about QA requirements and associated training needs 

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got experience with Six Sigma, ISO 9001, GDPR, coaching qualification, or project methodology or you’ve worked as a Technical Training Manager or Internal Quality Assurance Manager. 

Why NFER? 
With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people. 

As our Quality Assurance and Training Manager, you’ll enjoy the following:

- Competitive salary of £42,746 to £48,109 
- Generous pension scheme 
- Free parking 
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days 
- Excellent support for professional development 
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week) 

Located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, we offer a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes train ride from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40. 

The closing date for applications is midnight on 29th September 2019. 

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. 

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Quality Assurance and Training Manager, apply via the button shown. This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.

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