• Assessment Delivery Officer

    Job Locations UK-Newcastle
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/8/2018 6:09 AM)
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  • Overview

    Assessment Delivery Officer


    Newcastle (37 hours per week)

    Salary £23,911


    Job Description

    A bit about us…

    NCFE, one of the UK’s leading fastest growing, most innovative qualification awarding organisations has an exciting new opportunity for an Assessment Delivery Officer


    To achieve the ambitious levels of organisational performance that we’re striving for, we have high expectations of each and every one of our talented colleagues. Our culture is focused on results and we like our colleagues to work smart and have real pride in the outcomes they achieve. ‘Be the best’ is one of our core values and our colleagues should exhibit this confidence and dedication to reaching our goals.


    A bit about the opportunity, our team and you…

    About the opportunity


    Reporting to the Lead Assessment Delivery Officer, the Assessment Delivery Officer is responsible for the delivery of a bank of external assessments to ensure validity and reliability for NCFE and associated brand’s qualifications.


    The role involves recruiting, training and performance management of a bank of external contractor Examiners, who work in subject or qualification specific teams and are supported by a ‘Chief Examiner’ for each subject area.


    The post holder will ensure marking is carried out in line with agreed systems, procedures and timescales. They’ll respond to customer queries, complaints and appeals and will support colleagues in operational teams to provide advice and support for customer queries and qualification development.


    A key priority is support for customers to ensure quality delivery and management of NCFE assessments, this may be through Centre Monitoring visits, Centre Support visits, training or the creation of resources, the post holder will also carry out fact find investigations where required.


    The focus of this role will be on our Functional Skills qualifications and it would be desirable, but not essential, for you to have experience of this suite of qualifications. Functional Skills English and Maths are going through a significant period of reform and the successful applicant will be required to support the operational delivery processes for the implementation of the new qualifications.


    About our team

    The Quality Assurance team is responsible for managing and maintaining the integrity of the assessment processes of all NCFE and CACHE qualifications, both in-house and at our approved centres.


    The team works closely with the Product Development team to agree the assessment design for new qualification development and to operationalise qualifications. This involves identifying the most appropriate assessment method for qualifications that will meet our customers’ needs. The team also works closely with the Customer Support team to assist them in dealing with customer queries about the approval and assessment of our qualifications.


    About you:

    Experience (qualifications and assessment)


    • evidence of working in an educational quality assurance role
    • knowledge of assessment principles
    • knowledge of current developments in education and assessment
    • functional skills knowledge/awareness

    Abilities and Behaviours

    • ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
    • ability to develop and maintain working relationships, including networking, with a range of contacts

    Why NCFE?

    A competitive salary and benefits package.

    Joining a passionate team with a sense of humour.

    Daily inspiration of exposure to lots of interesting and passionate people who work for us.

    ‘That Friday feeling’ - all our employees work Monday to Friday 37 hours and have their weekends off.

    Festive Cheer – an additional 3 days off at Christmas.


    Interested? Here’s what you need to know…


    If you are interested in this opportunity then please apply via our website uploading an up to date CV highlighting your skills and experience which make you suitable for the role.


    The closing date for this vacancy is 19th August 2018




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