Qualification and Assessment Development Manager

We have an exciting opportunity recruiting for a number of Permanent Qualification and Assessment Development Managers in the Industry and Products directorate at City & Guilds. 

We are a growing department and therefore Qualification and Assessment Development Managers are responsible for supporting the creation of our qualifications and assessments. It is you who decides how we are going to test someone's skills and knowledge on a particular area, and it will be you who determines the qualification they receive to recognise this. You will contribute to the development of thousands of learners across the UK and globally.

Business Unit
City & Guilds
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
UK - London
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of the Product Development team in a Qualification & Assessment Development Manager position here at City & Guilds.

As a Qualification & Assessment Development Manager you will work closely with Subject Matter Experts to develop content for a range of qualifications within a specific portfolio, as well as manage associated assessments. Working closely with the City & Guilds Industry and Operations teams, you will look after the full life-cycle of a development through to ongoing quality evaluation such as standardisation and awarding. You will directly line manage Assessment Coordinators and Administrators within your team.

You will be responsible for guaranteeing the consistent high standard of our qualifications, ensuring they meet industry and regulatory requirements, and for upholding our reputation as one of the UK’s leading providers of vocational qualifications. You’ll apply a high level of critical thinking to the content we develop and the approach we take. You will share your expertise, advising and guiding on assessment strategies, methods and processes.

About You

In order to come in and make a real impact, we want to hear from individuals who have a good understanding of current developments and methodologies in education and training, as well as a sound understanding of qualification development and assessment 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.

Our Qualification & Assessment Development Managers are compelling communicators, naturals at negotiation and facilitation with an aptitude for planning and delivering on their own project work. 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 stakeholders.

Ultimately, we’re looking for someone who has a passion for helping others develop, not just their own team but the thousands of learners looking to better themselves.

Our Story & Mission

Our purpose is the same today as it has always been – to help people, organisations and economies develop their skills for growth. The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. What we do is about more than skills, qualifications or jobs. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies. Today, the Group consist of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme, E3learning and Gen2. Together, our businesses set the standards for corporate learning, on-the-job development, and skills recognition. City & Guilds, ILM and City & Guilds Kineo, we work with education providers, businesses and governments in over 80 countries, to provide work-relevant education and training in 26 industries.

At the City & Guilds Group 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, and therefore work in a very flexible way to accommodate everyone.

What we can offer you

You’ll be based in a fantastic location in EC1A, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. We’re easily accessible with Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and many more stations nearby. Offering the opportunity to work in a large, fast-paced, engaging environment with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

In return for your hard work, commitment and services you’ll be entitled to an excellent Total Reward Package which typically includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible benefits; Private healthcare, generous contributory pension (above market level), increase and decrease a range of insurances
  • An investment in your personal development - we are a skills development business after all!
  • 25 days’ holiday (which increases over time) + 3 office shutdown days + bank holidays and flexibility to purchase or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working opportunities; enabling you to achieve your optimum work-life balance
  • To be part of a team with great camaraderie who celebrate success and have a commitment to each other with a genuine passion for providing quality service and doing right by all our stakeholders

Plus much, much more + many unquantifiable benefits that you can read about here!

Next steps

To find out more about the position, take a look at the Role Profile. If this still sounds exciting and you think you’re just the person for the job, please submit your CV and complete our short application form.

As part of the application we will send you one of our game based exercises to complete separately, which is fun and interactive. This will enable us to see if you have some of the skills and behaviours you need to succeed within our organisation