Qualification and Assessment Development Manager (SA)
Exciting opportunity in our Industry and Products Team, managing Assessment Coordinators based in Johannesburg.
As a member of the Industry and Product team, the Qualification and Assessment Development Managers are responsible for creating 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 what qualification they receive to recognise this. You will contribute to the development of thousands of learners across the UK and globally.
About The Role
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of the Industry and Product team in a Qualification & Assessment Development Manager position at City & Guilds, based in Johannesburg managing a team in Johannesburg, reporting directly into the larger team in the UK.
As a member of the Industry and Product team the Qualification & Assessment Development Managers (QADMs) are responsible for creating and maintaining 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 what qualification they will receive to recognise this. You will contribute to the development of thousands of learners across the UK and globally.
You are ultimately the person who guarantees the consistently high standard of our qualifications, ensuring they repeatedly meet national requirements, and 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.
As a Qualification & Assessment Development Manager you will work closely with Subject Matter Expert Consultants to develop units of assessment for a range of qualifications within a specific portfolio, as well as manage the associated assessment. You will manage a team of 5 Assessment Coordinators in the Johannesburg office, who are responsible for developing assessments and releasing results, throughout the year. The ability to manage and motivate a team to meet deadlines whilst ensuring the highest quality is key to success in this role. Working closely with the Industry and Product Design and Operations teams, you will look after the full lifecycle of the development through to ongoing quality evaluation. On top of this, you will be eager to share your expertise, advising and guiding on assessment strategies methods and processes.
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 or assessment policy and practice.
Our Qualification & Assessment Development Managers are compelling communicators, naturals at negotiation 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 own team, liaising with external consultants, and influencing a wide variety of stakeholders.
You must be able to travel to the UK for a period of up to 3 weeks as part of your induction and potentially additional travel to the UK for training.
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 and Mission
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, or 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. Made up of 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