Development Manager

In this role you will manage the development of qualifications and assessments with internal and external partners, suppliers, customers and regulatory bodies. You will play a key role in ensuring that all associated objectives are met.

Business Unit
City & Guilds
37,952 pa (National rate) 40,000 pa (London)
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref

About the role

You'll develop and implement operational plans for the delivery of qualifications and assessments, which align with business objectives. This will involve managing and developing relationships with key stakeholders. You will ensure the development of qualifications and assessments is to agreed quality and targets.

The role will also manage, support and advise external consultants to enable them to optimise their performance and realise their potential. You will ensure the continuous improvement of qualification and assessment development processes and practice.

About you

Your experience could come from qualification design and delivery, assessment methodology, quality assurance, or training and development. But it must be from a business, training or education related field.

You'll have a good understanding of current developments and methodologies in education and training in, for example, assessment and product design. You must have great critical thinking skills and be able to problem solve. You'll also have excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills.

You should be comfortable working in a project management environment, and have really well developed organisational and analytical skills. You must have a flexible approach and be adaptable. Finally, good IT skills are really important for this role.

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.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

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.