We have a permanent Assessment Manager role available in our Assessment team here at City & Guilds.
Most of our busy team are based out of our London EC1A office, although we're flexible on your location and we have team members now based out of Wakefield, Warrington and Burntwood.
We are working flexibly between home working and the office. During the first 6-9 months in the role, you may be expected to travel into any of our offices more frequently to support your training and development. On an ongoing basis it’s likely you’ll need to need to travel into our offices to collaborate with colleagues once a month.
Our Assessment Managers are responsible for ensuring the quality and timely delivery of assessment production, the delivery of assessment series and the on-going maintenance for assigned assessments. They are also responsible for the line management of several Assessment Coordinators and potentially an Administrator.
This appointment will be made on merit.
We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.
About The Role
As an Assessment Manager you’ll be part of a large, busy and engaged team. You will directly line manage a small team of Assessment Coordinators who work closely with our Assessment Associates, who are subject matter experts, to produce content for a range of assessment types (such as examinations (both written response and multiple choice) and task-based practical assignments).
The assessments are likely to be across a range of qualification types from our portfolio; such as T levels, End-point Assessments, Performance Table Qualifications etc. and may go across several sectors. You will look after the full life cycle of your allocated assessments, from overseeing assessment production, the delivery of assessments including activities such as marking and standard setting (‘awarding’), to ensuring candidate results are released to meet unmovable key dates. You will also work closely with key internal departments (such as our Operations, Industry and customer-facing teams) to ensure the delivery of fit-for-purpose assessments.
You will be responsible for guaranteeing the consistent high standard of our assessment materials, ensuring they meet industry and regulatory requirements, and for upholding our reputation as one of the UK’s leading providers of vocational and technical qualifications.You’ll apply a high level of critical thinking to the assessments we develop and the approach we take.
In order to come in and make a real impact, we want to hear from individuals who have a good understanding of assessment methodologies, policy and practice. This might be from a teaching background where you’ve been involved with assessments, or perhaps you’ve worked directly for an awarding organisation or exam board. But we also want to hear from you if you feel your experience and skills are transferable to our work.
Our Assessment Managers work across a broad range of critical tasks in a fast-paced environment, with a high attention to detail and a commitment to delivering their work to time, to budget and to quality. They are compelling communicators, naturals at negotiation and facilitation with an aptitude for planning and delivering on their own work, alongside maintaining an overview of the work of their direct line reports.
These skills will be paramount for the successful candidate as you’ll be managing members of your team, liaising with external consultants, and influencing a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. We are constantly looking for ways to continuously improve our processes and systems and look for our Assessment Managers to identify opportunities and drive improvements.
Ultimately, we’re looking for someone who has a commitment to quality and a passion for helping others develop - not just their own team but the thousands of learners looking to better themselves.
Our story and mission
Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.
Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.
At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future.
We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.
Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.
What we offer
We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.
You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more.
We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.
Next steps and how to apply
If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.